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  • Build a Circular Patio and Retaining Wall

    There may be circles, angles and curves everywhere, but if you think this patio and retaining wall are difficult to build, you’re wrong. In…

  • How to Build Patio Planters

    This planter is designed to make your patio or deck gardening much easier. Instead of filling it with dirt and planting each flower or plant…

  • Do it right. Do it yourself.

    The Family Handyman is proud to announce the DIY University. Courses that give you the confidence and know-how to get the job done right.

  • How to Build a Patio Chair

    Whether you’re staking out a curbside spot for watching a parade, heading to the woods for a weekend or simply trying to catch a few rays,…

  • Umbrella Table

    Here we’ll show you how to build this umbrella table step-by-step. The tapered base may look like the work of a skilled craftsman, but the…

  • How to Make Plant Markers

    Plants deserves more recognition than a Popsicle stick stuck in the ground. Instead, make these one-of-a-kind plant markers. They hold a label…

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

    Our original plan for this patio set included sofas and separate end tables—because every patio needs seating and a place to set cold drinks!…

  • How to Build a Gazebo

    Besides gracing the back yard with its splendor and calming presence, a gazebo is the perfect place to entertain. One look at this beauty and…

  • How to Make Cake-Frosting Stepping-Stones

    Success is guaranteed when you follow these simple (pardon the pun) step-by-step instructions. Best of all, you’ll recapture the mud-pie-making…

  • Build a Victorian Screen House

    Whether it’s the commotion of the house or the buzz of the bugs that’s driving you crazy, this airy retreat is the perfect place to get away…

  • How to Shade your Deck

    You don’t have to let the blazing sun or drippy weather drive you indoors. This simple covered pergola will keep you comfortable long after your…

  • Raising Patio Pavers

    Follow these special techniques for removing sunken or dipped patio pavers and resetting them at the proper height. Make your patio perfectly…

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