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Family Handyman Reader Projects: Outdoor Spaces

We asked Family Handyman readers what kinds of projects they tackled during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic lockdown. The results were impressive. Here we take a look at 10 amazing outdoor projects readers completed during that time.

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Electrical Wiring: How to Run Power Anywhere

The easiest way to bring electricity to a shed, garden or lamppost


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How to Build a Shed on the Cheap

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We designed this shed with money saving in mind. Even the...


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Top 5 Types of Wood to Use When Building a Shed

For many, a backyard shed is a dream project. If you're one of those people, these are the types of...


How to Build a Garden Shed Addition

Plenty of storage for outdoor tools and toys, only a step away from your back door

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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...


25 Dog Breeds That Don’t Shed (That Much)

From hairless to wire-haired to water-repellent, here are the top 25 dogs that won't leave fur all over your furniture...

Outdoor Storage Locker

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A little garden and lawn mower shed that spells big relief...


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...


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10 Best-Reviewed Mouse Repellents

Have a mouse problem? Try one of these 10 top-rated mouse repellents.


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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...

How to Build a Shed: 2011 Garden Shed

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Want to build this stellar storage shed? The full project plans...


Outdoor Kitchen Pavilion Shed

The perfect blend of entertaining space and storage shed


Pavilion Shed Plans

The perfect blend of entertaining space and storage shed.


Add Solar Power to Your Shed

Do you have a shed that could use light and/or power? Running an underground cable from your house to the...


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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...

Reader Project: Ultimate Garden Shed

See how a reader turned our shed project into one of their own


Amazing Cabin Kits You Can Buy On Amazon

If you've ever dreamed of building your own small cabin, garden shed or tiny home in less than a week,...


Garden Closet Storage Project

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This compact outdoor closet fits in a small yard and yet...


10 Amazing Antler Crafts You Can DIY

Whether you found some shed antlers on your walk through the woods or purchased them online, there are many creative...


Sheds: Easy Sliding Doors

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


The Easiest Way to Color-Code Your Keys

It seems the older I get, the more keys I carry around. Between the car, house, shed and garage, I...


24 Tips for Turning a Shed into a Tiny Hideaway

If you have a storage shed in your backyard, it can be converted into a usable, livable space where you...


DIY Shed Building Tips

Must-read pro advice on everything from floors to roofs, windows and doors—plus, how to save time and money on your...

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Don’t Forget To Do These 7 Things To Your Shed This Fall

The winter will be harsh on your shed if you’re not careful! Cover your bases with this easy checklist.


8 Fall Landscaping Myths You Need to Stop Believing

When the air turns crisp and the leaves turn brown, many people's thoughts turn to bonfires, apple cider and Halloween....


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How to Build a Game Day Shed

A wide-open design perfect for work and play.


Reader Project: Cedar Garden Shed and Fire Pit

The Family Handyman reader Kurt Schmatzhagen sent us photos of the shed he built in his backyard using our Ultimate...


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15 Shed Building Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

The Family Handyman editors have decades of experience building sheds. Here, they share their top lessons learned, so you can...


Long-Term Storage for Long-Handle Tools

One way to get rid of clutter in your storage shed or garage is to do what we did.