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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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      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


      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.


      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.


      Tips for Making Portable Tools for Your Workshop

      In the workshop, garage, basement or shed, having wheels on your tools and equipment means you can easily move them...


      Homemade Tool Caddy

      How to create a simple tool caddy for your garage or shed.


      Entrance Gates: Replacement Tips

      How to create a sturdy gate for your fence.

      How to Choose a Pond Pump

      To help you size a pond pump, measure how high the water needs to be lifted.


      Dremel Ultra-Saw Works Great for Building a Planter

      I decided to try my hand at building a cast concrete planter as research for a potential magazine story on...


      Garden Shed Illustrations and Materials List

      These illustrations and this materials list are a part of the Garden Shed that appeared in the July/August, 2008 issue...


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      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.