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What To Know About Exterior Wood Stain

Tired of maintaining an outdoor wood finish that peels? Exterior wood stain provides the same protection without the headaches.

How to Make Solar-Powered House Numbers

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


13 DIY Projects Your Whole Family Can Do Together

Getting kids involved in DIY projects at an early age will help them gain confidence and skills they will put...


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...


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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How to Build a Backyard Ring Toss Game

Your whole family will love this fun yard game.

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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 Portable Prep Table for Your RV Road Trip

Running water and a work surface for convenient outdoor cooking.


How to Build a Modern Rustic Wall Planter

Learn how to bring a stylish splash of green to any wall in your home.


How to Build a Compost Bin

This 'log cabin' bin will keep your compost pile from becoming an eyesore. These compost bin plans will give you...

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 A-Frame Picnic Table

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


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.


How to Build Cornhole Boards

Looking for a reason to get out of the house and play some lawn games? This classic backyard game is...

Saturday Morning Workshop: How To Build A Folding Stool

Build a few of these small folding stools in an afternoon, and take them out camping or to sit around...


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.


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...


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....


How to Build a Multi-Level Indoor Plant Stand

With its multiple levels, you can get a lot of greenery into a conveniently small space.

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How to Build a Backyard Beverage Stand That Doubles as a Lawn Ornament

Take your backyard beverages to the next level with this super-simple DIY drink stand.


How to Build a Post and Beam Pavilion

Does it seem like whenever you want to spend your day off outside, the weather foils your plans? Rain and...


How to Build a Garden Arbor

Make a sturdy place to relax or a dramatic garden entrance in a weekend with this amazing garden arbor.


Recipes for Perfect Flower Containers

Surefire combinations with great curb appeal


Sturdy Deck Planter

This easy-to-make flower box sits on almost any deck rail … or can even stand alone


1-in. Stop Block for Multiple Cutoffs

When you have to crosscut a whole pile of short pieces to the same length, clamp a specially dedicated block...