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  • The three Ameraucana hens needed a new, larger coop and I wanted a greenhouse with a sink, so my neighbor, Shawn Thompson, who is an excellent carpenter and all around handyman, designed and built my chicken chateau and greenhouse duplex. Now the...

    Chicken Coop and Greenhouse Construction

    Chicken Coop and Greenhouse Construction

    by Yvonne L B33

  • My journey to furnishing our decking, a garden room adjoining our conservatory to our back garden, with seating, planters, lighting and d├ęcor; balancing aesthetics, comfort and functionality.

    How to Plan and Build the Perfect Garden Deck

    How to Plan and Build the Perfect Garden Deck

    by Arthur Russ1

  • If you can make a mud pie, you can make an oven from clay, sand, and a bit of labor. Here's my account of building a low cost wood fired oven using easy-to-find material. Pizza, bread, and fun!

    Building a Wood Fired Earth (Cob) Oven

    Building a Wood Fired Earth (Cob) Oven

    by Ed Murphy29

  • Think your postage stamp-sized balcony is a waste of space? Think again! Instead of using it as a receptacle for dead plants and your old bike, turn it into your personal outdoor retreat!

    Making the Most of Your Small Balcony

    Making the Most of Your Small Balcony

    by lindacee36

  • How to paint your garden shed into a piece of art and enhance your garden. With some paint color ideas and a few accessories for the finishing touches you can make your shed look amazing. I show you that painting your shed can be fun.

    How to Paint Your Garden Shed and Wall

    How to Paint Your Garden Shed and Wall

    by L M Reid4

  • What decisions and steps are involved in designing and building a steel building? This article reviews plans for a 40 x 60 shop, a very common building on ranches and dairies. Robert A. Avila, PE has designed hundreds of steel buildings in the U.S. and abroad.

    How to Build a Shop

    How to Build a Shop

    by Steel Engineer12

  • Learn how and where to locate used grain bins. You can use them for grain storage or even for housing. I'll let you know how to tell a good quality bin from one of poor quality.

    How to Find Used Grain Bins

    How to Find Used Grain Bins

    by Joilene Rasmussen48

  • Can do-it-yourself builders really benefit from premium wood shed plans? Read this free tutorial to learn how I get professional results every time. I consider myself a wood shed plans expert, having built dozens of wood sheds. And, the two most...

    What You Need to Know About DIY Shed Building and Design

    What You Need to Know About DIY Shed Building and Design

    by Jim Brown184

  • A how-to with photos and discussion, showing how to take down your old grain bin for moving or complete removal. Be sure to check out the comments for further discussion and advice.

    How to Disassemble a Grain Bin: Picture Tutorial

    How to Disassemble a Grain Bin: Picture Tutorial

    by Joilene Rasmussen59

  • Unused outbuildings can be the perfect place to put a sauna. Here is how my family converted a small outbuilding into a sauna, with step by step descriptions.

    How to Convert a Shed Into a Sauna

    How to Convert a Shed Into a Sauna

    by Chris Mills39

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