I accidentally locked my poultry in their house with a hawk for a night, yet my chickens survived. Here's how they all survived.
The worn wooden porch and deck on my 100-year-old house were in need of refinishing and repainting. Here's how I accomplished this "do it yourself" project.
I built my own solar-battery-charged shed to hold my fishing gear so I don't have to carry it all down to the pond with me. Here's what I did (with photos and instructions).
Make a charming, rustic, forever bench of stone pavers and wood. It can be a DIY project you can complete in one afternoon (alone if need be). Give your yard an area where you can "just breathe."
A diary detailing the stages of construction of my new garden shed over a two-year period from 2015 to 2017.
My neighbor, who is an excellent carpenter and all around handyman, designed and built this chicken chateau and greenhouse duplex. Here are instructions to help you build one, too, with photos to guide you.
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!
How to paint your garden shed into a piece of art and enhance your garden. You can make your timber shed look amazing. I show you what is the best type of paint for a wooden garden shed. I also show how to paint a concrete garden wall.
Follow my journey to furnishing our decking, a garden room adjoining our conservatory to our back garden. It is now complete with seating, planters, lighting, and décor; balancing aesthetics, comfort, and functionality.
A common outdoor shed can be turned into your very own sanctuary for gardening, relaxing, crafting, and entertaining.
What decisions and steps are involved in designing and building a steel building? This article reviews plans for a 40x60 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.
This article will break down how we put together our shed and what you need to know to build your own.
When it comes to greenhouse construction, regardless of whether you are purchasing a kit are building your own, there are several things you need to consider first.
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!
This article demonstrates how to build wooden steps, a landing, or a deck, with personal experience and expertise.
This tutorial will provide you with all the information you need to know in order to design, plan, and build your own DIY wood shed, including how to ensure you acquire all the necessary permits and how to choose the best design style and location for your particular needs.
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.
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.
This article describes the various different kinds of outdoor pergola roof materials used to cover a garden, patio, or deck area in your backyard.
Few things are as cozy on an autumn night than gathering around a fire pit. Even when the weather isn't chilly, I can’t wait to get the kids outside to just relax around a fire.
Don't buy an expensive outdoor kitchen and BBQ island set from the store—it is easy, cheap, and fun to build your own.
Building your own shed is a great DIY project, and you can make the plans as simple or as creative as you wish. This page offers photos and examples of the best shed designs to give you inspiration.