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.
Lawn Sprinkler
How to Make a DIY Sprinkler System
DIY Patio Bench
How to Make a DIY Patio Bench
A DIY hammock stand
How to Make a DIY Hammock Stand
Retaining Wall Stairs
How to Build Retaining Wall Stairs
wooden french cleat wall used as tool storage
How to Build a French Cleat Wall
Wooden gate
How to Build a Deck Gate
Pouring Concrete Slab
How to Lay a Concrete Slab
DIY Rain Barrel
How to Build a DIY Rain Barrel
Bags of Concrete
How to Calculate How Much Concrete You Need
Barndominium
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 Wood Awning
Outdoor String Lights
How to Hang Outdoor String Lights
House Street Number on the wall
35 Clever and Cute DIY House Numbers and House Number Signs
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 Obelisk Trellis
Hammock
13 DIY Hammock Ideas
Blue and gray cornhole boards in a yard
10 DIY Cornhole Board Plans
Father and Son Playing Hockey in Backyard, Winnipeg, Manitoba
How to Build a Simple Backyard Ice-Skating Rink
Interior of she-shed with seating on top of purple patterned area rug
What Is a She Shed?
Slide at playground
How to Build a DIY Slide
Playground in grassy yard
How to Build a DIY Playground
An outdoor table with metal chairs
18 DIY Outdoor Table Plans
Stone retaining wall with creeping phlox growing on top of it.
How to Build a Stone Retaining Wall
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.
How to Build a Birdhouse
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 DIY Firepit for Your Backyard
A-frame log cabin
7 Free DIY Cabin Plans
gazebo
9 Free Gazebo Plans
Wood patio furniture with white cushions and patterned throw pillows surrounded by trees
23 DIY Patio Furniture Plans
Rippap Barrier on Lake Michigan Shoreline in Evanston
Costs and Installation Tips When Building a Riprap Barrier
Cement Block Wall
How to Build a Cinder Block Wall
Treehouse
13 Amazing (and DIY-Able) Tree Houses for Kids