Building Projects

Building a pergola, a gazebo, a shed, or a picnic table outdoors can be tricky—use our guides to building codes and instructions to do it right.
DIY Rain Barrel
How to Build a DIY Rain Barrel
Bags of Concrete
How to Calculate How Much Concrete You Need
How Much Does It Cost to Build a Barndominium?
Tree swing in urban park
How to Make a DIY Tree Swing
DIY bocce ball courts
How to Build a Bocce Ball Court for Hours of Fun in Your Own Backyard
Outdoor kitchen with wood awning
How to Build a DIY Awning
Outdoor String Lights
How to Hang Outdoor String Lights So They'll Never Fall Down
House Street Number on the wall
35 DIY House Numbers to Help Set Your Home Apart
Planter made of pallet boxes mixed with different greens and flowers in backyard
How to Make a Simple Pallet Planter
Tall outdoor wooden trellis with planted pots hanging and surrounding fixture
How to Make a Basic DIY Trellis
13 Cute DIY Hammock Ideas That Are Completely Doable This Summer
Blue and gray cornhole boards in a yard
10 Cornhole Board Plans for Backyard Fun
Father and Son Playing Hockey in Backyard, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Enjoy Winter by Building Your Own Backyard Ice-Skating Rink
Interior of she-shed with seating on top of purple patterned area rug
What a She Shed Is—and What One Can Do for You
Slide at playground
How to Build a DIY Slide in Your Backyard
Playground in grassy yard
How to Build a DIY Playground for Hours of Outdoors, at-Home Fun
An outdoor table with metal chairs
18 DIY Outdoor Table Plans You're Going to Love
Stone retaining wall with creeping phlox growing on top of it.
How to Build a DIY Stone Retaining Wall Without Mortar
raised garden bed with legs
How to Build a Raised Garden Bed With Legs
Outdoor pool wit lounge chair in between potted plants
Electrical Code Requirements for Swimming Pools & Spas
Block retaining wall.
How to Build a Retaining Wall With Blocks
cat and wood retaining wall
How to Build a Wood Retaining Wall
Garden shed with lounge chairs, a dining table, and lots of green shrubs.
How to Build a Sturdy Shed Foundation
A brown birdhouse mounted on a post.
Building a Birdhouse Is the Perfect Spring Activity—Here's How to Do It
playhouse in the backyard
10 Great Home Projects for Spring
Porch Swing
How to Build a Porch Swing
Window blue color flower basket box decoration on summer day with architecture in Charleston, South Carolina
How to Build a Window Box Planter
Freestanding garden trellis covered in plants
How to Build a Freestanding Garden Trellis
Dog house
How to Build a Dog House
Screened In Porch DIY
How to Screen in a Porch
Circular fire pit with gray stones surrounding flame and pea gravel covering area
How to Build a Firepit
A-frame log cabin
7 Free DIY Cabin Plans
Free Plans to Help You Build a Wooden Gazebo
Wood patio furniture with white cushions and patterned throw pillows surrounded by trees
10 DIY Patio Furniture Plans
Rippap Barrier on Lake Michigan Shoreline in Evanston
Estimating and Installation Tips for Ripraps Barriers to Prevent Erosion
Cement Block Wall
How to Build a Cinder Block Wall
13 Amazing (and DIY-Able) Tree Houses for Kids