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How to Calculate Trex Decking Cost for Your Project

Estimate Trex decking cost and decking cost per square foot. Compare Trex vs pressure-treated wood decks. Learn factors that increase cost of a deck.

How to Build an A-Frame Picnic Table

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

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How to Build a Deck Over a Concrete Patio

The ultimate solution for a hopeless slab

How to Select the Best Trex Decking Colors for Your Outdoor Space

Here are some tips and tricks on choosing the Trex decking colors that will best complement your home.

How to Landscape Your New Deck

A deck is a convenient and comfortable place to spend time outdoors. Make it more welcoming with landscaping, that creates...

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How to Build a Screened In Patio

Enjoy bug-free summers.

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How to Cover a Concrete Patio With Pavers

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

Patio PVC Furniture

Where to find parts and plans for making DIY PVC furniture.

Renew Your Concrete Patio: How to Stain Concrete

Get a new look with stain in two days

Raising Patio Pavers

Remove and reset pavers with this easy four-step method.

Raised Patio Planter

Our planter is tops for easy construction, sturdiness and convenience. Plus, the curves...

How to Build an Outdoor Storage Bench

At first glance, this bench may look like a complex project. But take...

Build a Flagstone and Stone Block Patio

Construct a poured concrete and stone patio with a curved stone wall.

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...

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

A fire table is a beautiful addition to your outdoor living space—and an...

Comparing Wood Deck Options: Cedar, Pressure Treated Wood & Composite Decking

We help you choose the best material for your wood deck.

How to Install Deck Lighting

Low-voltage systems make lighting a deck both safer and easier.

Set and Nail Decking Perfectly

Tips and tricks for a great-looking deck

How to Choose a Deck Stain

The right deck stain can bring out the natural beauty of the deck’s wood grain and extend its life by...

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Dream Deck Plans

Cantilevered bays, overhead lattice, custom rails, cascading stairs… Wow! These may be small deck plans, but they're big on features!

How to Choose the Best Deck Finish

Protect your investment

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A Paver Path that Grows

This easy-to-build paver path will last a lifetime and looks great too!

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How To Build a Floating Deck

Create a comfortable retreat anywhere in your yard with a ground-level deck.

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How To Build a Stone and Brick Patio for Your Backyard

We'll tell you how to build a beautiful, durable patio from stone and brick.

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How to Install Joist Hangers

Simple steps for building decks and floors that'll last a lifetime.

How to Build a Cedar Deck Railing With Glass

This see-through deck railing offers a clear view of your yard.