Category Archives for Backyard Projects

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Backyard Deck or Patio?

Your backyard is a blank slate. Plain, looking the same as everyone else in the neighborhood. You know you want to add some character, but what? Well that’s what this article is all about. We are here to help you make a decision as to what to do in your backyard. In this article we […]

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How To Build A Simple Garden Arbor

Arbors are extremely versatile structures. They can provide partial shade on a bright summer day, or act as a grand entrance to your magnificent garden. In the following paragraphs we will show you how to build a simple inexpensive garden arbor. This is a simple structure that will make a big impact in your garden, […]

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How To Install An Outdoor Lamp Post

We do a lot of how to articles here, and this one is no less important. To complete our grill island project we will be adding a lamp post to the raised bar countertop. In this post you will learn how to add a lamp post to your existing concrete countertop. I will show you exactly […]

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How To Make Professional Polished Concrete Countertops

This is a project that just about anyone can do and get amazing professional results! We will be making the crown jewel of our grill island project, the polished concrete countertop.You can use the following procedure to make countertops for many other applications. We start similarly to the way our grill island (link to Build The […]

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Build The Ultimate Outdoor Kitchen Grill Island

Let’s build the ultimate outdoor kitchen grill island. One that can stand up to the elements, is low maintenance and looks amazing year after year. In this series you will learn how to build a cinder block bbq grill island. Finished with field stone and topped off with a concrete bar and counter top. If this […]

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How To Fix A Brick Walk In 7 Easy Steps

Fixing a brick walk doesn’t have to be an overwhelming task. Simply follow the steps below and things will be like new in no time. Remove the affected bricks from the walk along with 3 courses on either side of the problem area. If roots are the issue, use a reciprocating saw to cut out […]

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How to Build a Flagstone Patio A Helpful Guide

I’m warning you, be careful, if your wife is anything like mine, she knows how to plant a seed in my mind. Once planted I have no choice but to carry out her plans. She is crafty that way… and that’s why I love her. All she did was merely mention adding a flagstone patio […]

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Building a Dry Stack Stone Wall

Building a dry stack stone wall is not as difficult as it looks if you follow a few guidelines.  You can create a beautiful dry stacked stone retaining wall that won’t look like someone just dumped a pile of rocks around your garden.  You can also use these techniques when you are rocking in your pond.  […]

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