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  • 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

  • The chronicles of our Shed-Raising adventure. Fun, humor, danger, and storage room all combine in the up and down tale. Building a 2-floor shed was a major undertaking, but with a plan in hand and family to help, we got it done.

    How to Build a Two Story Shed, With a Lot of Help!

    How to Build a Two Story Shed, With a Lot of Help!

    by Crewman610

  • 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

  • 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 Brown186

  • Outdoor pergolas are structures that can be used to cover a patio, garden or deck area in your backyard.  A pergola is used to cover an area but still leaving the area exposed to the elements and nature.  Many homeowners fall in love with the...

    Different Types of Outdoor Pergola Roof Materials

    Different Types of Outdoor Pergola Roof Materials

    by Madison Boswell11

  • Here's how we did a new deck with steps on one side: 1) Measure the area, and draw out what you want to build. Tools: Graph paper, pencil, tape measure, laser level if available. Details: - Read all the steps first, then plan things out. -...

    How to Build Wooden Steps, Landing, or Deck

    How to Build Wooden Steps, Landing, or Deck

    by Erica K Wisner8

  • My journey to furnishing our decking, a garden room adjoining our conservatory to our back garden, with seating, planters, lighting and décor; 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

  • 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. B.33

  • 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

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