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How to Build Stronger Retaining Walls

Get strong, long-lasting retaining walls by learning how to properly build a wall.

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How to Build a Kids Climbing Wall

Kids got you climbing the walls? Get them climbing this wall! Cure your family's cabin fever with this easy-to-build climbing...


Landscaping: Tips for Your Backyard

Adding walls and paths to your landscape transforms it into something truly special. Here's a collection of pro building tricks...


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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...


17 Great Tips for Landscaping Your Backyard

Adding walls and paths made of stone or brick to your landscape transforms it into something truly special. Here's a...

Pavilion Shed Plans

The perfect blend of entertaining space and storage shed.


How to Build a Stone Path and Steps

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

Sheds: Easy Sliding Doors

Walls are easy. It's the openings that are hard to figure out.


How to Build a Backyard Oasis

A shaded retreat that's surprisingly easy to build. Place it next to your deck or anywhere in your yard.


Oriented Strand Board (OSB board) vs. Plywood

OSB vs plywood: Is one better than the other for sheathing?


14 Inspiring DIY Flower Walls

Move over planters and flower beds. This year, everyone wants a living flower wall! Display your favorite flowers and plants...


Build a Victorian Screen House

Escape the bugs in style, whether you're entertaining friends or just hanging out