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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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      Easy Deck Inspection and Deck Repair Tips

      7 minutes, 7-point inspection and 7 easy repairs


      Tips for Building a Storage Shed

      Here are some great tips for building a yard shed that will make it easier to build, a pleasure to...


      The Best Drill Press Jigs

      These two simple jigs will help you work faster and more accurately


      Tough Plants for Paths

      Tips for successfully growing plants between stepping stones


      Tips for Moving Heavy Potted Plants

      Save your back with packing peanuts


      2010 Shed

      Details for Our Ultimate Shed


      How to Build a Timber Frame Garden Arbor

      You can cut perfect, old-style joints with standard tools...and keep all the fasteners out of sight


      How to Build a Pine Garden Hutch

      Keep all your gardening tools close at hand in this solid pine cabinet

      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!


      How to Make Plant Markers

      Plant markers. Unique, simple and really inexpensive.


      How to Shade your Deck

      A simple shelter for you and your deck—and your burgers!


      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 Patio Planters

      Give your potted plants a simple, stylish home—outdoors or in.


      How to Build a Stone Fountain

      Bring the splash and sparkle of falling water to your yard in just one weekend.


      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...

      Classic Cedar and Copper Trellis Design

      Build this stunning trellis design to add flair to your garden.


      How to Build a Garden Arbor

      Elegant and surprisingly easy to build


      How to Build a Campfire Bench

      Simple, sturdy bench that'll last a long, long time


      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 Build an Arbor with Built-in Benches

      Shade, privacy and seating for your deck or patio

      How to Build a Pond & Fountain in One Day

      Add life to your backyard with this affordable fountain


      Schoolhouse Storage Shed

      If you've got big storage needs and are looking for style, this is the shed for you.


      How to Build a Garden Path

      This easy-to-build natural stone path will last a lifetime


      How to Build a Water Garden Stream

      How to build a pond and waterfall using preformed shells.


      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