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Family Handyman Reader Projects: Outdoor Spaces

We asked Family Handyman readers what kinds of projects they tackled during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic lockdown. The results were impressive. Here we take a look at 10 amazing outdoor projects readers completed during that time.

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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...


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Guide to Choosing the Best Outdoor Curtains

Create an intimate open-air space with outdoor curtains, a stylish solution for adding privacy and shade to your patio, pergola...


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.

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.


Picture-Perfect Picture Frames

To cut frame moldings faster, build this plywood miter gauge. You won't have to adjust to a conventional miter fence...


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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!