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Create a Backyard Play Space

These projects can help you turn a boring backyard into the ultimate play area.

  • Time

  • Price Range

  • Easy/Moderate

How to Install a Natural Playground

A nature-inspired place for the kids to play is a unique and tasteful idea.

  • Time

    Under Half Day

  • Price Range

    $100 - $250

  • Easy/Moderate

    Easy to Moderate

How to Build a Custom Sandbox

Kids outgrow swingsets and climbing structures over time, but this sandbox will give them years of imaginative play.

  • Time

    Day

  • Price Range

    $100 - $250

  • Easy/Moderate

    Easy to Moderate

How to Build a Seesaw

Every child loves a seesaw. Follow these easy instructions for building one yourself and your kids will love you for it.

  • Time

    Several Weekends

  • Price Range

    $500 - $1,000

  • Easy/Moderate

    Hard

How to Build a Double-Decker Playhouse

This grand double-decker playhouse will entertain the kids year after year. Learn how to build one yourself.

  • Time

    Several Weekends

  • Price Range

    $500 - $1,000

  • Easy/Moderate

    Hard

How to Build a Backyard Retreat

Paul Ryan, host of Weekend Handyman, demonstrates how to build a backyard retreat. This 8' x 10' getaway cottage comes in a kit that can be used for a relaxing escape, an art studio or a playhouse for the kids.

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