Backyard Projects

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Building a Birdhouse That Will Attract Birds All Year Long

Different designs will attract different feathered friends.

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5 Summer DIY Hacks

Stay cool and calm with these clever tricks.

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7 Backyard Gym Ideas

Get fit, catch some sun, and skip the steep membership fees.

stylish backyard with gravel ground area and fire pit
Transform Your Backyard in a Day

These hacks can help you quickly upgrade your space.

elegant garden fence with horizontal slats
How to Build a Cheap, Stylish Horizontal Slat Fence

These natural garden dividers are affordable and elegant.

backyard golf green
Build A Mini Golf Course In Your Backyard

You can use simple tools and materials.

gazebo with roses
Build the Gracious Lake Tahoe Gazebo

Check out this extensive, step-by-step guide for building your own gazebo from beautiful redwood.

A wood pallet being sanded.
10 Ways to Use Pallets in Your Backyard

Whether your goal is to save money or the environment, upcycling pallets makes sense.

A girl holding a hose that's spraying water all over a lawn in a backyard.
Spring Maintenance for Backyard Fun

Get your backyard ready for warm temps, from the pool to the BBQ.

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Installing a Horse Tire Tree Swing

And the horse you rode in on.

shaded backyard patio area
7 Ways to Add Shade to Your Backyard

Our top 7 ideas for adding shade to your favorite space.

A burning ring of fire in a fire pit.
Build Your Own Fire Pit

Ward off the darkness and bring in your friends.

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How to Weatherproof a Trampoline

A trampoline combines exercise and fun which is suitable for children and adults of all ages.

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How to Install a Trampoline Pad

The trampoline is one of the most common items to purchase for the backyard.

A backyard tetherball set.
Building a Tetherball Set for Your Backyard

Looking for some good old-fashioned fun for the whole family?

A sliding barn door.
What Are Some Common Sliding Barn Door Track Problems?

Sliding barn doors are in style.

A barn.
How Can I Add a Lock to My Sliding Barn Door?

It makes your barn much more secure.

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Temperature Control for Your Fish Tank

Some fish like it hot, and some not.

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Restoring an Antique Croquet Set

Croquet is a very known and popular lawn game originating from the Victorian Era.

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Make a See-Saw in 5 Steps

A homemade see saw is a very easy project that can change an empty space into a playground

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How to Build Your Own Croquet Set

It doesn't take much work to make a set yourself.

Beekeeping in Your Backyard

There really is a lot of buzz about this right now.

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Seasoning Firewood: Do it Properly

Seasoning firewood is necessary before the wood can be safely and reliably burned on the fire.

PVC pipes.
How to Make a Light Frame Out of PVC Pipe

PVC or polyvinyl chloride is a type of plastic that is used to make piping..

A vertical garden behind some patio furniture.
8 Backyard Projects for Small Spaces

Don't let your small outdoor space stop you from dressing it up!

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Recycled Pallet Projects, Part 2: Repurposing Shipping Pallets in Your Outdoor Space

A handy, cheap (or free) resource to enhance your home.

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How to Build a Spiral Slide for Your Backyard Playground

One of the most popular structures in playgrounds for kids is the spiral slide. T

Two old metal trash cans next to a curb.
How to Build a Garbage Can Enclosure

Need a place to store your trash receptacles? Save money by making an enclosure yourself.

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Make a Weathervane in 9 Steps

A weathervane indicates the direction from which the wind is blowing.

Grilling corn over a pit of hot coals.
How to Build a BBQ Pit

Cook great meals this summer with your own DIY barbecue pit.

Toys in the sand.
Build a Sandbox in 6 Steps

Kids will be entertained for hours.

A collection of stumps and old tree branches.
How to DIY a Stumpery

Ready for the next gardening trend?

Harvesting shot by Rachel Coe
How to Build Your Own Organic Backyard Vineyard

Author Tom Powers shares how to plan and build your own backyard vineyard.

A backyard bocce ball court
Building a Bocce Ball Court on a Budget

Or build a traditional court of packed earth topped with crushed seashells.

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Moving a Playhouse

Moving a playhouse can be a rather daunting task.

A backyard pond.
Repurposed Water Features

Repurpose old items into beautiful water features.

child jumping on a trampoline
How to Construct Trampoline Nets for Safe Jumping

Keep the kids happy, healthy, and safe.

A wood chicken coop in a yard.
How to Clean a Chicken Coop

Keep your chickens healthy with a clean coop.

A woman sunbathing.
Building an Outdoor Privacy Screen for Sunbathing

The project can be done in a day.

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How to Build a Porch Glider

The porch glider is gaining new recognition in the 21st century as an inexpensive, piece of furniture.

A fire pit.
Build Your Own Spark Arrestor

Take safety precautions at bonfires.

A man and a woman sit at a fire pit.
How to Build a Fire Pit

Building a fire pit is a satisfying and straightforward DIY project.

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Simple Quonset Hut Construction Tips

A Quonset hut is a simple structure that can be used for a variety of applications.

portable shed on standing blocks
How to Build a Portable Shed

Plan your project before you make your first cut.

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Renovate Your Old Outdoor Playhouse

Fixing up your old childhood playhouse for your own kids, can be a fun project.