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Which Exterior Renovation Adds the Most Value to a House?

Not all exterior renovation projects are created equal. These are the ones that add the most value at resale.

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The Ultimate Mother’s Day Patio Style Gift Basket

Hunting for a great Mother's Day gift idea? Mix-and-match these items to create a gift basket filled with outdoor decor...


How to Build a Backyard Swing

Easy enough for a beginner, comfortable enough for a perch


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8 Ways to Use Dryer Lint in Your Backyard and Garden

Dryer lint should be collected after each load of laundry to prevent a fire hazard. Here are some good uses...


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


12 Shed Storage Ideas to Organize Your Space At Last

Don't let your shed become disorganized or overrun with junk! Instead, turn it into a well-lit, useful space that has...

How to Install an Attic Lift

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


No-Gimmick Fence Clamps

You may think this woodworking gadget is a gimmick at first glance, but it works!


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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...


10 Front Porch Ideas That You’ll Love

Dress up your front porch to increase your home's curb appeal and make it a spot that's as inviting as...


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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...


50 Easter Egg Traditions You’ve Never Heard Of

Easter traditions have shifted through centuries and vary greatly from country to country. Here are some Easter egg traditions you've...


10 Charming Indoor Herb Garden Planters

Stop overbuying fresh herbs only to watch them spoil in the fridge. Instead, get an indoor herb garden and grow...

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.


11 Industrial Storage Racks that are Perfect for Your Garage

An industrial-strength storage rack can come in handy when you're trying to get your workshop, garage or commercial warehouse organized....


Giant DIY Garage Cabinet

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 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...

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Garden Shears Turned Insulation Trimmer

Here’s a faster, cleaner way to cut fiberglass insulation.


Garbage Bag Holder

Keep your garbage bag in place with sections of old garden hose.


Quick Table Saw Fence

Check out this clever workshop tip!


Ripping Thin Strips the Safe Way

Ripping thin strips right against the fence can be dangerous, see the safe way to rip thin strips.


Table Saw Sled for Cutting Strips

Make cutting strips on your table saw much safer with this tip.


A Good Way to Cut Plastic Laminate

My favorite method for cutting plastic laminate to size is the table saw with a crosscutting blade. But you shouldn't...