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Whether you are planting flowers in the garden, adding a water feature to the yard or just need to mow the grass, Family Handyman covers all your outdoor needs.

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How to Build 4 Different Styles of Path Lights

Bollard posts are short, stout posts used around buildings or as roadway dividers. They resemble tree trunks, which are also known as “boles.” This idea presented design possibilities for both woodworking and lighting, which combine in these decorative path lights.

How to Make Solar-Powered House Numbers

Your dinner guests will never miss your house again once you install these solar-powered house numbers.


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How to Build a Backyard Ring Toss Game

Your whole family will love this fun yard game.


How to Build a Compost Bin

This 'log cabin' bin will keep your compost pile from becoming an eyesore. These compost bin plans will give you...


How to Build a Garden Shed Addition

Plenty of storage for outdoor tools and toys, only a step away from your back door

How to Build Cornhole Boards

Looking for a reason to get out of the house and play some lawn games? This classic backyard game is...


How to Sharpen Tools

A bench grinder, file and cone-shaped blade balancer are the key tools for creating a sharp edge and well-balanced blade.

How to Build a Backyard Beverage Stand That Doubles as a Lawn Ornament

Take your backyard beverages to the next level with this super-simple DIY drink stand.


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