Deck and Patio
Get projects, tips and ideas for building and improving your deck and patio using stone, concrete, pavers and outdoor furniture.
Don’t Make These Mistakes When Planting a Tree
Reap rewards from your investment of time and money by planting a tree correctly. Avoid these costly mistakes—all of which...
Patio Furniture Trends for 2018
It's almost patio season! If you're in the market for new patio furniture or just want a new look for...
Reader Project: DIY Backyard Oasis
This backyard oasis has it all: a pergola, fire pit, outdoor kitchen and more. It is the perfect space for...
16 Hand-Selected Reader Projects from The Family Handyman
Ranging in size, difficulty and design, these 16 reader projects are as unique as the DIYers who built them.
10 Awesome DIY Cabin Projects
Just because you're away from home doesn't mean you have to give up your home improvements! Here are 10 DIY...
Reader Project: Massive Backyard Stone Fireplace
David Peyton built this fireplace from 15 tons of assorted masonry: concrete, stone, block and firebrick. But there’s no mortar to...
Reader Project: Traditional Outdoor Wood-Fired Oven
John White’s family has hosted several foreign exchange students, all of whom have claimed that America needs better bread. So, as a step toward
10 Amazing, Inspirational Decks
A deck is a private place where you can enjoy nature, gather friends and family, or escape with a good...
How to Install Hidden Deck Fasteners
Create a deck with hidden fasteners instead of face-nailing it, and you'll get a smooth, clean finish.
Inspirational Ideas and Materials for Designing the Perfect Patio
Patios are made for relaxing. Trying to find the perfect look for your patio shouldn't be stressful. Here are ten...
15 Modern Deck Building Tips and Shortcuts
There are lots of new decking products on the market, and deck building methods continue to evolve and improve. Here...
10 Ways to Improve Your Patio Living
Don't let your patio go to waste this summer! Whether you are setting up chairs to enjoy the sun, planning...
How to Make Cake-Frosting Stepping-Stones
Make just one of these fun, functional, inexpensive stepping-stones and you'll be hooked. Plus, they make great gifts!
Build a Victorian Screen House
Escape the bugs in style, whether you're entertaining friends or just hanging out
12 Best Curb Appeal Ideas for Any Budget
Whether you're putting your house on the market soon or simply want to make the exterior as beautiful and welcoming...
Five Solutions for a shabby deck
To revive a shabby deck, there are five main directions you can go, and we'll guide you through them all.