7 Things You Should Do When Building Your Deck
Want to avoid deck decay and enjoy your outdoor space for the rest of your days? If you use these...
Simple Deck Board Spacers
Sixteen-penny nails work great as spacers when you’re installing deck boards, but they often fall through the cracks.
When you’re building a deck or other structure solo, it’s pretty hard to level long joists and beams, then hold...
DIY Dictionary: Paver Base
When you look out over your patio, what you see (hopefully) are nice solid patio stones or pavers laid in...
Patio Furniture Trends for 2018
It's almost patio season! If you're in the market for new patio furniture or just want a new look for...
Reader Project: DIY Backyard Oasis
This backyard oasis has it all: a pergola, fire pit, outdoor kitchen and more. It is the perfect space for...
Repairing Decks and Railings
Easy fixes for common deck problems like rotten boards, wobbly railings and loose nails. Plus, see how to stiffen a...
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...
Reader Project: Traditional Outdoor Wood-Fired Oven
John White’s family has hosted several foreign exchange students, all of whom have claimed that America needs better bread. So, as a step toward
Reader Project: Grand Backyard Patio and Pergola
Michael McGuire didn’t originally plan to tackle this huge project himself. But after seeing the contractor’s bid, he decided to DIY.
10 Amazing, Inspirational Decks
A deck is a private place where you can enjoy nature, gather friends and family, or escape with a good...
How to Install Hidden Deck Fasteners
Create a deck with hidden fasteners instead of face-nailing it, and you'll get a smooth, clean finish.
11 Amazing Stone Patios
Patios are made for relaxing. Trying to find the perfect look for your patio shouldn't be stressful. Here are ten...
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...
How to Make Cake-Frosting Stepping-Stones
Make just one of these fun, functional, inexpensive stepping-stones and you'll be hooked. Plus, they make great gifts!
Build a Circular Patio and Retaining Wall
Hilly, small or ho-hum yard? Modular pavers and blocks let you carve out a unique retreat darn near anywhere!
Five Solutions for a shabby deck
To revive a shabby deck, there are five main directions you can go, and we'll guide you through them all.