Deck and Patio

Get projects, tips and ideas for building and improving your deck and patio using stone, concrete, pavers and outdoor furniture.

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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.


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How to Build Deck Stairs

Calculating the step dimensions, laying out stringers and building a sturdy set of deck stairs.


Does Your House Have a Mullet?

A mullet may be most commonly known as a hairstyle, but homes have adopted the look as well!


Raised Patio Planter

Our planter is tops for easy construction, sturdiness and convenience. Plus, the curves and trim make it a pretty addition...

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How to Build a Fire Table

A fire table is a beautiful addition to your outdoor living space—and an invitation to gather around. It's also a...


Must-Have Tool for Fast Fall Cleanup

We have a gas-powered leaf blower, but I hate to start it, and I got tired of begging my husband to do...

Reader Project: Massive Backyard Stone Fireplace

David Peyton built this fireplace from 15 tons of assorted masonry: concrete, stone, block and firebrick. But there’s no mortar to...


Build a Victorian Screen House

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