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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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Top 12 Outdoor Structures Projects

  1. 1. Fireplaces for Outdoor Living (01:54)

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

  2. 2. How to Build a Deck

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

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

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

  4. 4. Easy Espalier Gardening (01:51)

    Add an architectural enhancement to an exterior wall with espalier.

  5. 5. How to Build a Decorative Wood Arbor

    Decorative arbors provide the perfect support for climbing plants like roses and clematis.

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  6. 6. How to Build a Spanish-Style Arbor

    These step-by-step instructions demonstrate how to create a Spanish-style arbor topped with distinctive tiles that lend a bit of sophis...

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $250 - $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  7. 7. How to Build a Garden Pergola

    A striking addition to any home is a garden pergola.

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $2,500 - $5,000
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. 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
  10. 10. 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
  11. 11. 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:
    --
    Difficulty:
    --
  12. 12. How to Build a Doghouse

    Follow these steps to build a sturdy doghouse for your faithful friend.

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Moderate

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