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Whether you are planting flowers in the garden, adding a water feature to the yard or just need to mow the grass, Family Handyman covers all your outdoor needs.

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The 6 Best Wipe-On Wood Finishes

The ease of application and breathtaking results make wipe-on wood finishes beloved by pro and beginner woodworkers alike. These are the wipe-on wood finishes I use and trust the most.

How to Build a Retaining Wall

The simplest, cheapest, back-friendliest retaining wall in history.


How to Build a Gazebo

Build this airy summer hangout that features fish-scale shingles and decorative trim you make yourself.


Raised Patio Planter

Our planter is tops for easy construction, sturdiness and convenience. Plus, the curves...


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How to Build a Fire Table

A fire table is a beautiful addition to your outdoor living spaceā€”and an...

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7 Deck Building Tips from the Pros

Techniques for deck building, framing a deck, building stairs and railings and adding deck trim.


How to Build a Pine Garden Hutch

Keep all your gardening tools close at hand in this solid pine cabinet