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How to Install Concrete Flower Bed Edging

Edging lends a crisp, clean, finished look to a flower bed. It also keeps the lawn from migrating into the bed and mulch from migrating out.

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How to Pour a Concrete Slab Successfully: 31 Tips

Building a shed this spring? Before you can even think about raising the walls, it’s imperative to have a solid...



How to Build a Hammock Awning

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Rock-solid posts and overhead shading make this hammock the perfect retreat...


How to Cover a Concrete Patio With Pavers

No need to tear out an ugly slab—just hide it!

Build a Brick Pathway in the Garden

Build this handsome backyard feature in one weekend.


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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...

Renew Your Concrete Patio: How to Stain Concrete

Get a new look with stain in two days


Patio Tiles: How to Build a Patio With Ceramic Tile

Make patio tiles stand up to Mother Nature with these installation and care tips.


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How to Build a Fire Table

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A fire table is a beautiful addition to your outdoor living...


How to Build Pathways: Brick and Stone Pathways

With a little imagination and a lot of muscle, you can build this walk in a three-day weekend

How to Build a Garden Fountain

Cast this fountain in a weekend with a few bags of concrete and some hardware odds and ends


How to Cast Concrete Fountains

Use basic materials and clever techniques to create a water feature in one weekend.


How to Build a Concrete Retaining Wall

Get your weekend workout and an attractive, hard-working wall with this DIY-friendly project


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How to Make a Modern Outdoor Fireplace

It’s surprisingly easy to build—and portable, too.


Use Brick Borders for Path Edging

Transform a dull concrete path into an elegant entrance to your home

How to Build a Stone Path and Steps

Modular blocks let you build like a master mason—even on slopes


How to Build a Wooden Boardwalk

Create a boardwalk in your back yard


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...


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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 Timber Frame Garden Arbor

You can cut perfect, old-style joints with standard tools...and keep all the fasteners out of sight


Build a Circular Patio and Retaining Wall

Hilly, small or ho-hum yard? Modular pavers and blocks let you carve out a unique retreat darn near anywhere!


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.

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Schoolhouse Storage Shed

If you've got big storage needs and are looking for style, this is the shed for you.