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Patio Decorating Ideas that Bring the Indoors Out

Transform your patio into an extension of your living space by adding some thoughtful decor. By including certain elements, you can make an outdoor space as comfortable and relaxing as your cozy interior. Here are 10 patio decorating ideas to try.

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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.


8 Fall Landscaping Myths You Need to Stop Believing

When the air turns crisp and the leaves turn brown, many people's thoughts turn to bonfires, apple cider and Halloween....


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How to Build a Game Day Shed

A wide-open design perfect for work and play.


Long-Term Storage for Long-Handle Tools

One way to get rid of clutter in your storage shed or garage is to do what we did.

Shed A Little Light

Create a mini trouble light by plugging a small hooded night-light into a household extension cord.


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...


16 Hand-Selected Reader Projects from The Family Handyman

Ranging in size, difficulty and design, these 16 reader projects are as unique as the DIYers who built them.


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!

Pergola vs. Gazebo: What’s the Difference?

Find out which one might be the better option for your home.