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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 a Portable Prep Table for Your RV Road Trip

Running water and a work surface for convenient outdoor cooking.

How to Build a Modern Rustic Wall Planter

Learn how to bring a stylish splash of green to any wall in your home.


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 an A-Frame Picnic Table

Learn how to make a picnic table you can build in a day

How to Build an Outdoor Storage Bench

At first glance, this bench may look like a complex project. But take a closer look and you’ll see that...


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

This patio bench offers comfortable seating with built-in end tables to set your drinks at parties and barbecues.

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...


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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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 Build a Multi-Level Indoor Plant Stand

With its multiple levels, you can get a lot of greenery into a conveniently small space.

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 Post and Beam Pavilion

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


How to Build a Garden Arbor

Make a sturdy place to relax or a dramatic garden entrance in a weekend with this amazing garden arbor.


Recipes for Perfect Flower Containers

Surefire combinations with great curb appeal


Sturdy Deck Planter

This easy-to-make flower box sits on almost any deck rail … or can even stand alone

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...


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 Classic Garden DIY Bench with Dowel Construction

Dowel construction makes it solid-and surprisingly simple.


DIY Bench, North Woods Style

An inexpensive, easy-to-build classic


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How to Build a Garden Bench

Make this attractive, comfortable garden bench. We show you how to build it with simple biscuit joinery.