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50 Incredible DIY Home Projects

If you're looking to become a DIYer or if you've been a DIYer for years we've got an assortment of incredible DIY projects you can try. Check them out.

30 Outstanding One-Day Backyard Projects

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


5 Outdoor Tables You Can Make

Good-quality outdoor furniture can be expensive and it can be tough to find just the right piece. If you've had...


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10 Best Outdoor Lounge Chairs

Summer 2020: The summer of staying at home. Kick back on the patio or deck with one of these inviting...


How to Build a Garden Shed Addition

Plenty of storage for outdoor tools and toys, only a step away from your back door

How to Build an Outdoor Storage Bench

At first glance, this bench may look like a complex project. But take a closer look and you’ll see that...


Perfect Patio Combo: Wooden Bench Plans With Built-in End Table

This patio bench offers comfortable seating with built-in end tables to set your drinks at parties and barbecues.

10 Easy Wooden Lawn Chairs & Benches to Build

These amazing wooden lawn chairs and benches may look difficult to build, but they're actually really easy—even for a beginner!...


How to Build a Cedar Potting Bench

Complete plans for building a potting bench.


Simple Deck With Built-In Bench

We can't promise you a beachfront view but we know you'll enjoy relaxing on this simple deck wherever you choose...


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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.

How to Sharpen Tools

A bench grinder, file and cone-shaped blade balancer are the key tools for creating a sharp edge and well-balanced blade....


Recipes for Perfect Flower Containers

Surefire combinations with great curb appeal


Reader Project: North Woods Bench

When reader Keith Simpson saw plans for the North Woods Bench, originally published in the May 2014 issue of The


Reader Project: Classic Garden Bench

Dan Kemper sent us a photo of his version of the Classic Garden Bench, originally published in the April 2016...


Build a Classic Garden DIY Bench with Dowel Construction

Dowel construction makes it solid-and surprisingly simple.

DIY Bench, North Woods Style

An inexpensive, easy-to-build classic


How to Build a Campfire Bench

Simple, sturdy bench that'll last a long, long time


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How to Build a Garden Bench

Make this attractive, comfortable garden bench. We show you how to build it with simple biscuit joinery.