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How to Build a Pergola

How to Build a Pergola

Pergolas are a wonderful way to add beauty to the yard while offering protection from the sun.

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Constructing a Firepit

Constructing a Firepit

Create a firepit with firebrick and a concrete cap for an Old World look.

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Vertical Gardening and Bamboo Trellis

Vertical Gardening and Bamboo Trellis

Follow these steps to make a simple trellis out of bamboo, perfect for vertical gardening.

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Outdoor Structures

Top 8 Outdoor Structures Projects

  1. 1. How to Build a Deck

    A step-by-step guide gives you all the secrets for constructing a deck.

    Time:
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    Cost:
    --
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  2. 2. Structural Integrity (02:03)

    Before you raise a crowbar, consider these "support" tips of demolition.

  3. 3. How to Build a Pergola Over a Deck

    Pergolas are tasteful shade structures that enhance the beauty of an outdoor landscape without blocking too much sky. Decorative lighti...

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $2,500 - $5,000
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  4. 4. Easy Espalier Gardening (01:51)

    Add an architectural enhancement to an exterior wall with espalier.

  5. 5. How to Build a Gazebo

    A backyard gazebo is the perfect spot for parties and other social gatherings.

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $2,500 - $5,000
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  6. 6. How to Build an Arbor

    An arbor makes a great addition to almost any yard or garden. Use these step-by-step instructions to build your own arbor.

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
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    Difficulty:
    --
  7. 7. How to Build a Trellis Arbor and Gate

    A kit-built teak arbor adds beauty, style and access for friendly neighbors.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $250 - $500
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  8. 8. Fireplaces for Outdoor Living (01:54)

    Outdoor fireplaces can be gigantic custom-made structures or easy DIY kits.

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