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9 Tool Hacks You’ll Use Time and Time Again

Tools are usually designed with one task in mind, but many can be used for all sorts of jobs.

How to Build a Gazebo

Build this airy summer hangout that features fish-scale shingles and decorative trim you make yourself.


What to Consider Before Buying a Patio Umbrella

For proper shade, safety and protection, you need to pick the best patio umbrella for your cherished backyard space. Take...


Tips and Tools for Achieving Better Painting Results

Seasoned professional painters have learned from experience what paint works best in any situation, what equipment is durable and yields...


Tidy Tips From a Picky Painter

You can tell a good paint job because the new wall paint is only on the wall. We asked a...

How to Buy Deck Lumber

10 things you need to know about how to buy the good stuff


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

Tips and tricks on choosing the Trex decking colors that will best compliment your home.

Building a Deck: What’s Involved

A quality deck starts with a sturdy, well-built frame. These are some of the key things to keep in mind...


Patio Tiles: How to Build a Patio With Ceramic Tile

Make patio tiles stand up to Mother Nature with these installation and care tips.


31 Tips for Repairing, Updating and Maximizing Your Deck

If you've had a deck for more than a couple years, chances are it'll need some work. After all, it...


Restore a Deck

Tips for your deck restore project: Protect the wood with special coatings made specifically for restoring your deck.

Easy Deck Inspection and Deck Repair Tips

7 minutes, 7-point inspection and 7 easy repairs.


15 Modern Deck Building Tips and Shortcuts

There are lots of new decking products on the market, and deck building methods continue to evolve and improve. Here...