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House and Components

A house is much more than just a collection of rooms. Here’s everything that goes into making your house a home.

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How to Build a Table with a Concrete Top

The look and durability of natural stone—the cost and simplicity of concrete

How to Cut Concrete

Concrete cutting tips for the tough jobs. Try a concrete saw


10 Ways You Didn’t Know You Could Use Concrete

We generally associate concrete with infrastructure and buildings, however, there are numerous things you can make with concrete that don't...


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5 Crucial Tips for Concrete Care 

Here are five easy—and relatively inexpensive—ways to keep your concrete as strong as King Kong, according to Acid Magic.


How to Fix Chipped Concrete Steps for Good

Assemble an L-shaped wooden form, lock it into place with bricks and fill the void with concrete repair mix.

Make Solid Connections in Concrete

To securely mount screws, hooks or nails to a solid concrete surface, bore a hole in the wall, then...


How to Build a Post and Beam Pavilion

Does it seem like whenever you want to spend your day off outside, the weather foils your plans? Rain and...

Reader Project: Cast Concrete Bridge

Fred Beal is a highway engineer, so when he needed a bridge for his Montana home, he designed and built it himself. With help


How to Remove Rust from Concrete

This cheap and easy method for removing rust stains on concrete comes directly from an editor's hands-on, DIY experience.


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How to Repair Concrete Steps

Repairing concrete steps is a lot cheaper than building new ones.


How to Build an Outdoor Table

The beauty and toughness of stone at a fraction of the cost

How to Stop Chimney Water Leaks

Stop inside-the-chimney waterfalls