Outdoor Living Ideas and Projects

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An outdoor grill station built around a komodo-style grill.
PROJECT GUIDE

How to Build an Outdoor Grill Station


Difficulty Intermediate
Time 2-4 hours

Build an outdoor grill station to house your Kamado-style grill and grilling supplies

A privacy wall in a backyard
PROJECT GUIDE

How to Build an Outdoor Privacy Wall


Difficulty Advanced
Time Over 1 day

Build a beautiful wall on your patio or deck for privacy and decor

A red chicken coop next to a tree.
PROJECT GUIDE

How to Build a Chicken Coop


Difficulty Advanced
Time Over 1 day

Give your chickens a cozy, sheltered place to roost

A young boy wearing a yellow shirt and jeans swinging in a tree swing.
PROJECT GUIDE

How to Make a Tree Swing


Difficulty Beginner
Time Under 2 hours

Let your kids entertain themselves with an easy-to-make backyard swing

A video of scroll saw project ideas.
INSPIRATION GUIDE

The Best DIY Projects Using a Scroll Saw


DIYers will love the wooden craft projects a scroll saw can make possible

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PROJECT GUIDE

How to Build a Picnic Table with a Built-In Cooler


Difficulty Intermediate
Time Over 1 day

Grabbing a cold beverage from the center of your table can't get more convenient

A white garden arbor with a trellis on its sides spans a walkway.
PROJECT GUIDE

How to Build a Garden Arbor


Difficulty Intermediate
Time Over 1 day

An arbor can be a welcoming gateway to your garden

A square gazebo in a garden.
PROJECT GUIDE

How to Build a Gazebo


Difficulty Intermediate
Time Over 1 day

Grab these tips to help you build a attractive outdoor structure

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PROJECT GUIDE

How to Build a Picnic Table


Difficulty Intermediate
Time Over 1 day

Show off your DIY skills by building your own picnic table for endless outdoor fun

a beautiful deck made with pressure-treated wood
BUYING GUIDE

Benefits of Pressure-Treated Wood


Extend the useful lifespan of your outdoor projects with lumber treated to resist rot

a wooden treehouse in a backyard
PROJECT GUIDE

How to Build a Treehouse


Difficulty Advanced
Time Over 1 day

Installing a backyard treehouse is a charming addition to any home
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PROJECT GUIDE

How to Build a S'mores Station


Difficulty Beginner
Time Under 2 hours

Build a caddy to keep all your s'mores ingredients handy and portable
Children are enjoying playing on a swing set.
PROJECT GUIDE

How to Prep Your Yard for a Swing Set


Difficulty Beginner
Time Over 1 day

A level yard and shock-absorbing material are key for a swing set
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