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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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How to Make Solar-Powered House Numbers

Your dinner guests will never miss your house again once you install these solar-powered house numbers.

The Most Essential Products for New Homeowners

From cleaning supplies to tools, here's a list of everything you'll need for your new home.


12 Best Home Improvement Projects Under $100

A little can go a long way when it comes to home improvements. For just $100 you can make some...


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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.


Vintage Family Handyman Project from 1982: How to Build a Weekend Retreat

Family Handyman has always taken great pride in teaching readers to DIY through step-by-step projects. To celebrate our 70th anniversary, here's...

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How to Build a Backyard Ring Toss Game

Your whole family will love this fun yard game.


Fixing Warped Deck Joists

Warped deck joists can be a problem, whether you're building a new deck or resurfacing an old one. Joists dry...

How to Build an A-Frame Picnic Table

Learn how to make a picnic table you can build in a day


Building a Deck: What’s Involved

A quality deck starts with a sturdy, well-built frame. These are some of the key things to keep in mind...


How to Build a Porch: Screen Porch Construction

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


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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.

Reader Project: Dream Shed

Check out this version of The Family Handyman’s Dream Shed, originally published in the July/August 2013 issue. See what additions...


How to Build a Timber Frame Garden Arbor

You can cut perfect, old-style joints with standard tools...and keep all the fasteners out of sight


Installing Large Garage Cabinets

With this 2x2 frame and panel system, you can add 80-plus cubic feet of storage in an afternoon