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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...

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Top 100 Several Weekends Projects

  1. 1. How to Start Growing Squash From Seeds

    Defining Squashes technically include zucchini and pumpkins as well as winter and summer squash. Though they're all cultivated the same...

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  2. 2. Painting the Exterior of a Home

    Painting the exterior of your home can make a big impact on its value. It can prolong the life of the exterior and protect your home fr...

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $500 - $1,000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  3. 3. How To Install an Electric Fence

    Learn how to install a shocking but harmless electric fence.

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $500 - $1,000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  4. 4. How to Install a Home Theater

    Learn how to frame in a recessed screen, mount a projector, install a proper sound system and frame and create the perfect cinema setti...

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $2,500 - $5,000
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  5. 5. How To Construct a Retaining Wall

    Learn how to add structure to an outdoor space with a retaining wall.

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $2,500 - $5,000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  6. 6. How to Create a Flagstone Patio

    Add some life to a backyard with this flagstone patio and connecting path design.

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $1,000 - $2,500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  7. 7. How to Install Beadboard Wainscoting

    Carter Oosterhouse shows how to install beadboard wainscoting and trim in a family room.

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $250 - $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  8. 8. How To Make a Coffee Table out of Hockey Sticks

    This coffee table is made from hockey sticks cut to size and glued together in an alternating pattern.

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $250 - $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  9. 9. How to Build a Storage Shed

    One solution for an overcrowded garage is a backyard storage shed where yard tools and garden equipment can find an organized home.

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $500 - $1,000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  10. 10. How to Grow Swiss Chard

    Swiss chard is a cool-weather vegetable grown for its tasty leaves. The DIY Network garden experts show how to grow this tasty crop.

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  11. 11. How to Hang Kitchen Cabinets, with Some Flush to Appliances

    DIY remodeling expert Paul Ryan shows how to hang kitchen cabinets, with some cabinets bumped out to be flush with appliances for a mor...

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $10,000 - $15,000
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  12. 12. How to Tile Bathroom Walls and Shower/Tub Area

    Licensed contractor Amy Matthews shows how to install tiles in a bathroom shower area and the walls to transform a tired old bathroom i...

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $500 - $1,000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  13. 13. How to Build a Treehouse

    Create a cabin in the trees in several easy steps. First, determine the trees that will form the perimeter of the house. Then assemble ...

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $500 - $1,000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  14. 14. How to Install a Whirlpool Bathtub

    Contractor Amy Wynn Pastor shows how to replace an old bathtub with a new whirlpool tub.

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $1,000 - $2,500
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  15. 15. How to Install a Paver Sidewalk

    Follow these steps to create a walkway out of pavers instead of concrete.

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $1,000 - $2,500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
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