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20 Home Renovations Increase Home Value Instantly

These are the top renovations that increase home value. Some are easy and inexpensive updates that you can do over the weekend.

How to Build a Backyard Swing

Easy enough for a beginner, comfortable enough for a perch


How to Build a Planter with String Light Pole

Plants and string lights add festivity to your porch or deck .


How to Renew Wooden Fences

Shabby to handsome in three easy steps


How to Install an Attic Lift

Send heavy loads to the attic—with the press of a button

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How to Estimate a Concrete Order

Calculate concrete prices and how many cubic yards of concrete you need for a walk, driveway or basement. How much...


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How to Build an Indoor Hanging Herb Garden

Bring your herbs indoors to enjoy fresh flavors all year long. Read on to find out how to build this...

Saturday Morning Workshop: How To Build A Folding Stool

Build a few of these small folding stools in an afternoon, and take them out camping or to sit around...


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The 2017 Double-Duty Pub Shed

The perfect party spot, plus tons of storage. This pub shed features both a shaded patio and bar. And lets...


How to Grow a Cocktail Garden

Leave the specialty hops to the basement brewmasters and the grapes to the boutique wineries, we're talking about plants used...


How to Build a Porch: Screen Porch Construction

Add an enclosed screen porch to your house using basic framing and deck building techniques.

Latticework Porch Trellis

Create a beautiful partition of privacy for your front porch.


Giant DIY Garage Cabinet

Buy this PDF & Cut List

Store tons of stuff out of sight!


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Saturday Morning Workshop: Outdoor Trestle Bench

Beautify your patio, deck or porch this summer with this attractive, easy-to-construct outdoor trestle bench.


Build an Indoor Water Fountain

Create a tiny natural waterfall in your living room with indoor water fountains.


How to Build an Outdoor Living Room

Unique sandwich construction achieves the massive look of solid beams with half the effort

How to Get Started in Welding

Whether you’d like to build custom cars or just fix a cracked lawn mower deck, learning to weld gives your...


Fence-Straddling Push Stick

Cut a hole for a dowel handle in the top of the push stick to keep your hand safely away...


Finally Build Your Dream Shed

Build your dream shed with easy access, storage galore and a private porch for lounging. Here's how to do it:



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Concrete Air Plant Planter

This modern desktop planter is perfect for low-maintenance air plants—and it only takes a few quick steps to complete.


How to Build a Shed With a Front Porch

Materials List and Shed Construction Drawings for the 2012 Shed With a Front Porch



Build a Victorian Screen House

Escape the bugs in style, whether you're entertaining friends or just hanging out

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Installing Large Garage Cabinets

With this 2x2 frame and panel system, you can add 80-plus cubic feet of storage in an afternoon