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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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5 Outdoor Tables You Can Make

Good-quality outdoor furniture can be expensive and it can be tough to find just the right piece. If you've had sticker shock when shopping for an outdoor table, why not try DIY? These five beautiful tables come with complete how-to instructions. You can do it!

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 an Outdoor Storage Bench

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At first glance, this bench may look like a complex...


Perfect Patio Combo: Wooden Bench Plans With Built-in End Table

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This patio bench offers comfortable seating with built-in end tables...


How to Build a Cedar Potting Bench

Complete plans for building a potting bench.

Simple Deck With Built-In Bench

We can't promise you a beachfront view but we know you'll enjoy relaxing on this simple deck wherever you choose...


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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.

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.


Recipes for Perfect Flower Containers

Surefire combinations with great curb appeal


Reader Project: Classic Garden Bench

Dan Kemper sent us a photo of his version of the Classic Garden Bench, originally published in the April 2016...


Build a Classic Garden DIY Bench with Dowel Construction

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Dowel construction makes it solid-and surprisingly simple.

DIY Bench, North Woods Style

An inexpensive, easy-to-build classic


How to Build a Campfire Bench

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


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How to Build a Garden Bench

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Make this attractive, comfortable garden bench. We show you how...