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Everything You Need to Furnish Your New House or Cabin

Your second home is an oasis from the daily grind. Here's everything you'll need to make sure it's comfortably outfitted to help you relax while you're there.

10 Times Wind Chimes Turned Neighbors Into Enemies

From stealing to destroying, these not-so-neighborly stories will make you think twice before getting wind chimes!


10 Inviting Screen Porches, Rooms and Lanais

Cozy up with a view of the great outdoors with these screen porches, rooms and lanais.


10 Front Porch Ideas That You’ll Love

Dress up your front porch to increase your home's curb appeal and make it a spot that's as inviting as...


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Best Porch Swings for 2021

There's no better place to relax on a beautiful day than on a cozy porch swing.

Our Favorite Deck and Patio Shade Ideas

Decks and patios don't offer the sun protection of a porch. That's why it's important to consider adding shade to...


How to Build a Backyard Swing

Easy enough for a beginner, comfortable enough for a perch

How to Build a Planter with String Light Pole

Plants and string lights add festivity to your porch or deck .


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The 2017 Double-Duty Pub Shed

The perfect party spot, plus tons of storage. This pub shed features both a shaded patio and bar. And lets...


How to Build a Porch: Screen Porch Construction

Add an enclosed screen porch to your house using basic framing and deck building techniques.


Latticework Porch Trellis

Create a beautiful partition of privacy for your front porch.

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Saturday Morning Workshop: Outdoor Trestle Bench

Beautify your patio, deck or porch this summer with this attractive, easy-to-construct outdoor trestle bench.


Finally Build Your Dream Shed

Build your dream shed with easy access, storage galore and a private porch for lounging. Here's how to do it:


10 Awesome DIY Cabin Projects

Just because you're away from home doesn't mean you have to give up your home improvements! Here are 10 DIY...


How to Build a Shed With a Front Porch

Materials List and Shed Construction Drawings for the 2012 Shed With a Front Porch


Build a Victorian Screen House

Escape the bugs in style, whether you're entertaining friends or just hanging out