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    Masonry Nailing Trick

    If you’ve always had trouble driving masonry nails into concrete to mount furring strips or boards, try this trick.

    How to Build a Post and Beam Pavilion

    Does it seem like whenever you want to spend your day off outside, the weather foils your plans? Rain and...


    Reader Project: Cast Concrete Bridge

    Fred Beal is a highway engineer, so when he needed a bridge for his Montana home, he designed and built it himself. With help


    Reader Project: Fireplace Makeover

    I nearly fell over when we got the October 2015 issue of The Family Handyman—the cover photo could have been


    Reader Project: Fabulous Fire Table

    Making minor size adjustments to better fit his outdoor space, reader Ed Merkle built this stylish project using The Family

    How to Remove Rust from Concrete

    This cheap and easy method for removing rust stains on concrete comes directly from an editor's hands-on, DIY experience.


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    How to Repair Concrete Steps

    Repairing concrete steps is a lot cheaper than building new ones.


    How to Repair Broken Bricks

    The cause—and two possible solutions


    How to Reset a Loose Brick

    A simple repair can save a whole brick wall


    How to Build an Outdoor Table

    The beauty and toughness of stone at a fraction of the cost


    How to Stop Chimney Water Leaks

    Stop inside-the-chimney waterfalls


    How to Handle Efflorescence on Brick Chimneys

    Moisture moving through bricks causes white mineral deposits on the brick surface and in the case of a chimney, it...