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  1. 31. 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 ca...

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $500 - $1,000
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  2. 32. Foundation Preparation (02:20)

    Watch as the foundation is prepared on this Best Built Home.

  3. 33. Empire State Building Part 3 (07:37)

    The outside has over 200 lights that change colors for the holiday season.

  4. 34. Kitchen on a Budget: 1 of 2 (20:00)

    Unassembled cabinets and reclaimed building materials equal big savings.

  5. 35. Creating a Huge Deck (03:54)

    Paul undertakes the most mammoth deck (plus swimming pool) he's ever built.

  6. 36. Roofing Aesthetics (05:09)

    Do-it-yourself contractors discuss budget, styles, and roof installation.

  7. 37. How To Build a Sun-Fighting Trellis

    A custom cedar trellis had many benefits. It can add texture and style to a plain yard, hide an unattractive cinderblock wall and most ...

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  8. 38. How To Build a Custom Poker Table

    This oak poker table has a felt-covered center and built-in cup holders.

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $250 - $500
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  9. 39. How to Build Simple Stairs

    Stairs are the number-one way to get from one level of a building to another. Fortunately, they’re simple to install with these b...

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  10. 40. Vegas-Style Game Room (01:55)

    See why the custom poker table exceeds all expectations.

  11. 41. Concrete Flooring (02:32)

    Consider a durable, low maintenance, finished concrete floor.

  12. 42. Visually Aligning a Deck Spine (00:39)

    Paul explains the importance of visually aligning the spine of a decm.

  13. 43. Remove a Concrete Counter Mold (00:01:11)

    Get instructions on how to remove the mold from a concrete countertop slab.

  14. 44. Backfilling (02:12)

    Proper backfilling is one of the keys to building a strong retaining wall.

  15. 45. How To Use a Metal-Cutting Chop Saw

    Learn how to begin construction on dining room chairs by cutting rods with a chop saw.

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate

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