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How to Finish Wood Furniture for Use Outdoors

Read this article to find out how to finish outdoor furniture so it will hold up against sun and rain for years to come.

Choosing the Most Durable Wood for Outdoor Furniture

Garden benches and other outdoor furniture can be fabricated from many materials, but it’s hard to beat wood for its warmth and natural beauty. When using wood for outside furniture; it’s important to choose a durable wood. Read on to find out more.
Completed picnic table drink trough full of drinks.

How to Make a Drink Trough for a Picnic Table

Here's a lifehack for your picnic table: modify it to cool and serve drinks!
Finished built-in bench corner seat on deck

How to Add Built-in Seating to a Deck

Decks are great for outdoor entertaining, but you need to have plenty of seating in place first. To make this deck more party friendly, we added built-in corner bench made from treated lumber. Watch this video to see how it's done.

How to Clean Outdoor Patio and Deck Furniture

Find out how to clean and maintain outdoor furniture from wrought iron and aluminum to plastic and wood, and how to clean outdoor fabrics and covers.
Danny Lipford and Julie Day Jones staining wood furniture.

How to Clean and Stain Outdoor Wood Furniture

Outdoor wood furniture needs to be cleaned and stained periodically to protect it from the elements. Watch this video to find out how to go about it.
Set of three Pavestone pavers chairs on a patio in Glassboro, New Jersey

High-End Patio Seating: How to Create Chairs with Pavers

Pavestone Company designed these chairs JUST for Today's Homeowner! And we're sharing how to build them right here. 😎
Quikrete outdoor concrete countertop for backyard paradise contest winner

How to Build an Outdoor Countertop

If your outdoor space needs a countertop, look no further than concrete mix to make one that's stylish and will stand the test of time.
Outdoor utility sink made from old kitchen sink, plywood top, and wood base

Build Your Own Outdoor Utility Sink

If you enjoy finding new uses for old stuff, then here's a great project for you. Rather than throwing away that old beat-up kitchen sink, put it to use in your yard, workshop, or garage! Read on for some tips on turning an old kitchen or bathroom sink into a handy outdoor potting and utility sink.