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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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9 Tool Hacks You’ll Use Time and Time Again

Tools are usually designed with one task in mind, but many can be used for all sorts of jobs.

How to Build a Retaining Wall

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


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12 Exterior Home Trends You Can Forget About

See what's going on in exterior home trends so you can create more curb appeal for your home.


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 and trim make it a pretty addition...

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How to Build a Fire Table

A fire table is a beautiful addition to your outdoor living space—and an invitation to gather around. It's also a...


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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.

Flashing a Deck Ledger Board on Vinyl Siding

Here's the right way to do it


Reader Project: Garden Shed

Norman followed The Family Handyman’s Garden Shed project plans, changing up the exterior colors to dark green for the siding...


How to Build a Pine Garden Hutch

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