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10 Amazing Front Yard Fence Ideas

Refresh your curb appeal with these stunning front yard fence ideas from Instagram!

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Fence Paint: 10 of the Best Color Ideas

If your faded fence is ready for a makeover, get your paint brush ready and check out these stunning paint...


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13 Surprising Things That a Homeowner Can Be Fined For

Homeowners have received fines for some pretty wild things. Here are 13 of the most surprising.


13 Rules of Etiquette All Good Neighbors Need to Follow

Because civilization is built on neighbors being civilized to each other.


30 Outstanding One-Day Backyard Projects

Save $100s and update your outdoor spaces instantly with these easy and inexpensive one-day backyard projects!

Jobsite Etiquette Tips for Subcontractors

Here are some great tips that will keep you and your subcontractors in your customer’s good graces.


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7 Best Paints for an Outdoor Fence

Is your weather-worn fence ready for a makeover? From white picket to rugged cedar, here are the top-rated paints for...

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What to Consider Before Adding a Fence Around Your Yard

It's been said that good fences make good neighbors. That may be true, but before you add a fence to...


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10 Common Things a Homeowner Can Be Fined For

Here's a look at things that can lead to sometimes hefty fines, depending on local laws and covenants, along with...


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10 Best Outdoor Privacy Screens

Feel like someone's watching you? Outdoor privacy screens not only block prying eyes but wind, sun and unattractive views, too.


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How to Choose the Best Fence for Your Dog

Your dog needs a fence for their protection and well-being. Here's an overview of dog fence types and things to...

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Best Dog Fences For Every Breed and Homeowner Need

Invisible, picket or privacy fence? There are as many types of dog fences as there are types of dogs. Perk...


How to Set Fence Posts That Won’t Rot

Keep moisture and insects from destroying your cedar fence posts.


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Stuff We Love: Garden Hand Tools

Make your gardening chores a breeze with these three tools that get the green thumbs-up.


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The Best Invisible Fences

If you want to protect your pet, an invisible fence is a great choice. Here's the best invisible fence for...


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What to Know About Invisible Fences

Considering an invisible fence to protect your pet, but need more information? Here's how they work, ballpark costs and potential...

Cheapskate DIY Picket Fence

Save tons of money by building a fence using salvaged lumber. Here's how:


20 Bad Spring Yard Work Habits You Need to Stop Doing

It's been a long winter and you're ready to start some yard work. But before you grab that rake or...


How to Renew Wooden Fences

Shabby to handsome in three easy steps


No-Gimmick Fence Clamps

You may think this woodworking gadget is a gimmick at first glance, but it works!



How to Build Chain Link Outdoor Dog Kennels

Find the best size, fencing, flooring and housing for your dog with these dog kennel plans


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Easy-Clamp Sacrificial Fence

One of the most necessary table saw accessories!


10 Modern Yard Fencing Ideas

The right yard fencing on your property can make a real statement! Ideally, you want a backyard fence that both...

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12 Signs It’s Time To Downsize

Our lives are dynamic, changing things, and it can be hard to predict our future needs. What once may have...


12 Really Weird Airbnbs You Can Stay In

If a white picket fence isn't cutting it, perhaps these Airbnbs will intrigue you.


Outrageous Celebrity Property Fights

Maybe it's best to stay away from the glitz and glamor of Hollywood...


This is Why Using a Push Stick with Your Table Saw is So Important

Table saw kickback happens when a board trapped between the blade and the fence gets flung back at you after...


Maintenance-Free Fencing

Weigh your options and select the best fence for your yard


Installing a Vinyl Fence

Set the posts right and the rest is easy