Backyard Projects

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Garden Gazebo: Calculations and Measurements

Complement your landscape with the right size and shape.

How to Incorporate Soothing Sounds in Your Backyard Retreat

Bring sound into the garden for a peaceful atmosphere.

How to Make and Hang a Rope Swing

Some of the best childhood toys are the simplest.

How to Weatherproof Backyard Playground Equipment

Weatherproof your backyard playground equipment to keep it nice year after year.

Building a Tetherball Set for Your Backyard

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

Temperature Control for Your Fish Tank

Some fish like it hot, and some not.

Build a Brick Oven in 7 Steps

Build a brick oven to cook outside.

How to Construct Trampoline Nets for Safe Jumping

Keep the kids happy, healthy, and safe.

How to Build a Toddler Slide for Your Backyard

Build your child an energy outlet in the yard.

Build Your Own Spark Arrestor

Take safety precautions at bonfires.

Maintaining a Wooden Outdoor Storage Shed

An outdoor storage shed needs maintenance from time to time.

How to Build a Backyard Movie Theater

Enjoy the weather with an outdoor screen.

10 Ways to Use Pallets in Your Backyard

Whether your goal is to save money or the environment, upcycling pallets makes sense. But what can you do with them? We have 10 great ideas for you!

4 Clever Backyard Projects for Spring

As the weather warms, it's time to think of ways to freshen up your backyard!

Spring Maintenance for Backyard Fun

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

How to Make a PVC Tomato Cage

It's space efficient and reusable.

How to Move a Swing Set

Moving a swing set takes several steps.

Building an Outdoor Privacy Screen for Sunbathing

The project can be done in a day.

Make Your Own Self-Watering Garden Pots

Make your potted plants easier to maintain.

How to Make a Light Frame Out of PVC Pipe

PVC or polyvinyl chloride is a type of plastic.

Planting an Edible Landscape

Create a sustainable yard you can eat.

Build a Tree Platform for Work or Play

Tree platforms have a variety of uses. Tree platforms cans be quiet getaways for children or adults,

Build a Stylish Mendocino Bench

The clean, horizontal lines and rich redwood tones of this bench design reflect the simple beauty of

How to Paint Terracotta Pots

Add a some color and flair to a garden or window box by painting your terracotta pots.

How to Set Up a Croquet Court

Croquet is a fun outdoor game that is played on the lawn. The objective of the game is to knock a wooden ball through small hoops.

The Importance of Proper Firewood Storage

Keep well seasoned wood dry and ready for use.

How to Connect PVC Pipes in 6 Easy Steps

Everything you need to know to connect your PVC pipe pieces.

How to Build an Outdoor Awning over Your Patio

Make your outdoor space more comfortable with your own personalized awning.

3 Sandbox Cover Ideas

Don’t let bad weather destroy your child’s sandbox. Getting a cover for it can be easy and inexpensive.

Build A Mini Golf Course In Your Backyard

Follow these steps to build a backyard miniature golf course.

DIY a Backyard Checker and Chess Board

Have fun outside and expand your mind with this game board.

How to Control Moisture in a Freezer

Controlling the degree of moisture in a freezer is important to make sure that it keeps functioning optimally.

How to Build Your Own Croquet Set

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

How To Assemble A Canopy Gazebo

A canopy gazebo is one of the easiest types of gazebos you can install. Here's how you do it.

Protecting Your Canopy Gazebo from the Elements

Four things you can do to make your gazebo canopy last.

How To Install A Swing Set

A swing set is a great solution for getting your kids off their video games and outside playing. However,

How To Build A Potato Cannon

Make a basic potato cannon with these six easy steps.

Turning a Shed into a Kennel

Making a shed a kennel can be fairly easy with these tips.

How to Build a Water Storage Tank

Modern water storage tanks for personal use can be expensive, but you can build your own from concrete by using a few tools.

Build A Wishing Well In Four Steps

Add some magic to your garden with a wooden wishing well.

How to Build a Seawall

A seawall can hold back water and protect your landscape.

Japanese Soaking Tubs 101

Here's what you need to know to make your own traditional Japanese soaking bath.

How To Remove A Swing Set

Swing set no longer working or the kids too big for it? Here's the easiest way to dismantle and dispose of it.

Build the Gracious Lake Tahoe Gazebo

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

How to Build an Outdoor Shower

A simple way to bathe in the great outdoors is to install an outdoor shower.