Simple Deck Board Spacers
Sixteen-penny nails work great as spacers when you’re installing deck boards, but they often fall through the cracks.
When you’re building a deck or other structure solo, it’s pretty hard to level long joists and beams, then hold...
DIY Dictionary: Paver Base
When you look out over your patio, what you see (hopefully) are nice solid patio stones or pavers laid in...
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...
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...
15 Awesome Plans for DIY Patio Furniture
Upgrade your patio with DIY furniture. It may seem daunting to try to build your own furniture but we'll show...
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...
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...
Build a Victorian Screen House
Escape the bugs in style, whether you're entertaining friends or just hanging out
Build a Circular Patio and Retaining Wall
Hilly, small or ho-hum yard? Modular pavers and blocks let you carve out a unique retreat darn near anywhere!
How to Build an Umbrella Table
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.
How To Plan and Build a Deck
Family Handyman editor Mike Berner walks you through the process of building a deck from concept to finishing touches.