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20 Home Renovations Increase Home Value Instantly

These are the top renovations that increase home value. Some are easy and inexpensive updates that you can do over the weekend.

How to Build Stronger Retaining Walls

Get strong, long-lasting retaining walls by learning how to properly build a wall.


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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 Bury Underground Cable

We break down four options for underground wiring. Here's what you need to know.


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5 Ways to Clean Your Charcoal Grill

Keep your charcoal grill in top form by knowing a variety of ways to clean it.

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...


How to Build a Backyard Waterfall

Build this simple, attractive backyard waterfall in less than a day.

How to Build an Outdoor Storage Bench

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


Planning a Backyard Path: Gravel Paths

Attractive, inexpensive and easy to build


How to Build a Wooden Planter Box

An simple planter box that's all curves and circles


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Build Your Own Self-Watering Planter

Build a raised planting bed and have tonight's salad at your fingertips!

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Build a Beautiful Stone and Brick Backyard Patio

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


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How to Build a Game Day Shed

A wide-open design perfect for work and play.


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How to Set a Table Saw Ripping Scale

In the video and description below, Travis shows you how to set a table saw ripping scale so you don't...


Severe Weather Guide: How to tie big items down

You've probably seen the photos of plastic drinking straws driven into telephone poles during a hurricane. If high winds can...


Build a Victorian Screen House

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

Classic Cedar and Copper Trellis Design

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Build this stunning trellis design to add flair to your garden.


One-Day DIY Patio Garden Pond

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If you can build a box, you can do it!