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Yard and Garden Structures

Learn how to build and maintain outdoor structures with these projects, tips and ideas for sheds, fences, pergolas, arbors, storm shelters and tree houses.

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Raising Patio Pavers

Remove and reset pavers with this easy four-step method.

Planning a Backyard Path: Gravel Paths

Attractive, inexpensive and easy to build


How to Cast Concrete Fountains

Use basic materials and clever techniques to create a water feature in one weekend.


How to Build a Water Garden With Waterfall

Put a little piece of paradise right in your own backyard. We'll show you how to build a pond waterfall...


How to Build a Porch: Screen Porch Construction

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

How to Build a Stone Path and Steps

Modular blocks let you build like a master mason—even on slopes


How to Build a Privacy Fence

Tips for planning, designing and constructing a wood privacy fence.

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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.


How to Build a Patio Privacy Screen

This wooden privacy screen works as a fence-like barrier between your patio or deck and your neighbors.


How to Build an Umbrella Table

This woodworking project will give you an umbrella table that is solid, stable and you can build it in...


Fountain: How to Build a Concrete Fountain

Carving stone requires years of training, extraordinary skill and endless patience—or you can cheat and use power tools.

How to Use a Table Saw: Cross Cutting

An accurate miter gauge and fence and basic wood jigs are the key to perfect table saw cuts.


How to Build a Copper Trellis for Your Garden

Solder up this trellis in a weekend with ordinary copper tubing


Roof Flashing Techniques for Outside Corners

Make roof dormers and other outside corners leakproof


How to Build a Garden Pond and Deck

Plans for a rectangular reflecting pond with ground-level boardwalk.