Backyard Projects

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How to Build a Sliding Barn Door

Use this do-it-yourself guide to build a sliding barn door, whether for your barn or inside your home.

How to Build a BBQ Pit

Give your backyard a little something extra and cook great meals this summer with your own DIY barbecue pit.

Building an In-ground Trampoline

Trampolines are notorious for broken arms and other injuries. Can sinking it in the ground make it safer?

3 Sandbox Cover Ideas

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

Upcycle a Tire to a Swing in 5 Steps

This classic outdoor toy is easy to assemble with a few supplies and a used tire.

How to Build a Smoke House

Follow these steps to build a smoke house.

Build A Mini Golf Course In Your Backyard

Follow these steps to build a backyard miniature golf course.

How to Build a Chicken Nesting Box

Build the perfect nesting place for your chickens in just 10 steps.

DIY a Teepee

Make a teepee to create a hideaway or reading nook you can enjoy in your backyard.

Beekeeping in Your Backyard

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

Designing the Ultimate Urban Chicken Coop

Follow these steps to hatch a perfect game plan for building your urban chicken coop.

Upcycled DIY Vertical Pallet Garden

Pallet gardens are perfect for small outdoor spaces.

Building a Bocce Ball Court on a Budget

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

How to Build an Outdoor Shower

A simple way to bathe in the great outdoors.

Installing a Horse Tire Tree Swing

And the horse you rode in on.

Build a Backyard Playhouse With as Few Cuts as Possible

Build a mini house in less than 10 steps.

How to Build a Garbage Can Enclosure

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

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

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

Urban Backyard Chickens

Fresh eggs, natural pest control, free fertilizer.

Build a Brick Oven in 7 Steps

Would you like to make delicious baked goods in your backyard? Build a brick oven.

Construct a Stone Wall

Build this most basic barrier in 7 steps.

How to Build Your Very Own Igloo

6 steps to a literally cool family project.

How to Make a Sandbox With Your Kids

A project they can build and then build castles in

How to Build a Horse Shoe Pit

Can you throw a ringer?

DIY a Backyard Checker and Chess Board

Outdoor checkers or chess could be a way to get the kids off the video games and outside in the fresh air. Even adults like to play outside, and what better way than with an old fashioned game of checkers? Preparation of the Site Step 1 - Measure an 8’ by 8’ area (if your pavers are 12” square).

Build Your Own Fire Pit

Ward off the darkness and bring in your friends.

Make Your Own Outdoor Movie Theater

Host a summer of movie nights in 7 steps.

Building a Clubhouse

A clubhouse is a place where kids have the opportunity to use their creative imaginations and play in

DIY Power-Up Mushrooms: Backyard Seating

Take your landscaping to the next level.

Planting an Edible Landscape

Create a sustainable yard you can eat.

Six Things to Consider When Installing Backyard Lighting

Avoid costly mistakes when installing backyard lights by considering these points.

Plastic Outdoor Playhouse: Pros and Cons

A plastic outdoor playhouse is a great option should you be looking for an item your younger child can

Craft Wood Bench Furniture for the Patio

Making your own backyard wood bench furniture is a wonderful way to start out the summer. This is a great

Build A Private Dock Inexpensively And Safely

A private dock can be a great way to enjoy your waterfront property or mountain lake retreat. Your dock

Make Your Own Outhouse

If you have a large garden, an outhouse containing an outdoor bathroom is really convenient! Children

How To Build A Portable Shed

If you are planning to build a portable shed, here are a few points you should consider before you make

Build A Decorative Sundial For Your Yard

Building a decorative sundial for your yard provides a great landscaping accessory. If you build the

Building An Infrared Sauna For Your Home

You’ve decided the time is right to build an infrared sauna for your home. You do not want to job