DIY

Deck Finishing: How to Add a Bench

Adding a bench to a finished deck can not only make your deck look a lot nicer, but the built-in seating will be a valuable addition to your outside living space all year round. While this job can be som...

Children’s Picnic Table: How to Build One Yourself

Providing young children with a place to sit, play and eat outside helps parents avoid the all-too-common problem of video game lethargy, and a child-sized picnic table can be just the thing. This pint-sized ...

Add Blocking Between Joists: A DIY Guide

Over time, the joists on above-ground wood decks have a tendency to twist or bend.This is due to the constant exposure to the elements and changes in humidity that can cause increases and decreases in the...

Building Stairs for an Outdoor Deck: A DIY Guide

One of the most popular DIY home improvement projects is the addition of a custom deck. Not only will building your own deck add to the enjoyment of your home and maximize the use of your property, the additi...