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Patio Furniture

Patio Furniture

Learn about different types of patio furniture, including outdoor dining and bistro sets, sofas and sectionals. Make your outdoor furniture more comfortable with cushions and protect your investment with patio covers.

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Pavers

Pavers

Well-groomed trees and plants may boost curb appeal, but hardscape elements such as patios and walkways are often the missing pieces of the landscaping puzzle. Pavers are among the most popular materials for constructing hardscape projects; they require little maintenance and...

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Build an Inset Garden Frame

Build an Inset Garden Frame

Bring dimension to your outdoor décor with built-in gardening boxes. Dress with pretty pots and presto, your garden blooms from top to bottom.

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Skill: Beginner

Time: 3 hours

Concrete

Concrete

Contrary to what some might think, concrete and cement are not interchangeable terms. Concrete is actually a mixture of sand, gravel, water and cement. Gravel is sometimes referred to as crushed rock or aggregate. Mixing these ingredients in the right proportion is essential...

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Fill Unsightly Driveway Cracks Quickly

Quick Tips: Fill Unsightly Driveway Cracks Quickly

You don't have to live with an unattractive driveway or garage. Get rid of unsightly cracks quickly and easily.

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How To Repair A Fence

How To Repair A Fence

Fences are built to last, but they may eventually need some maintenance and repair. With some basic tools, you can make your fence look better and last longer.

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How to Install Patio Stones

How to Install Patio Stones

A stone path is a great addition to your yard not only because it looks good, but because it protects your lawn from foot traffic in bad weather.

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How to Build Stairs to a Deck

How to Build Stairs to a Deck

Building steps to a deck may seem daunting, but with the right time and effort, you can end up with a great finished product.

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How To Build A Gate

How To Build A Gate

A well-built gate makes a great addition to a fence, giving easy access in and out of your yard. Match your gate with the design of your fence for a consistent finish.

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Laying a Mortared Brick Patio

Laying a Mortared Brick Patio

Bricks can be laid directly on a sand-and-gravel base, but for a long lasting patio, lay the bricks on a concrete base. A 1/2 inch layer of mortar applied to the top of the concrete holds the bricks in place. Once the bricks are laid you apply more mortar between them and shape,...

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Skill: Intermediate

Time: 4 hours

Resurface Your Concrete Driveway

Resurface Your Concrete Driveway

Rejuvenate the appearance of your concrete driveway by applying concrete resurfacer.

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Skill: Beginner

Time: 4 hours

Laying Out with Stakes and Mason's Line

Laying Out with Stakes and Mason's Line

When builders lay out straight lines, they use stakes and string. Although stakes and strings are low-tech, they're almost fool proof: The shortest distance between any tow points is always a straight line, even if the points are stakes driven in the ground. Use 2x2 stakes-they're...

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Skill: Beginner

Time: 1 hour