Expert Advice on Improving Your Home
Completed cedar sandbox.

How To Build a Cedar Sandbox

Kids love a sandbox, and building a sandbox is an easy project even for novice DIYers. Read on to find out how to build this cedar sandbox in your yard.
Using polyurethane construction adhesive to secure dry stacked stones in place.

Dry-Stacking Tips for Creating Beautiful Paver Landscapes

Dry stone stacking is a great way to build everything from outdoor fireplaces and fire pits to planters and benches. Watch this video for some tips on how to go about it.
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.
Danny Lipford and Julie Day-Jones staining outdoor wood furniture.

Tips for Cleaning and Refinishing Outdoor Wood Furniture

Outdoor wood furniture needs to be cleaned and refinished from time to time to protect the wood and keep it looking good. Watch this video for tips on how to clean and stain wood that’s outside in the weather.
DIY Adirondack chair

DIY Outdoor Wood Furniture Projects for Your Home

Watch this video to see how to go about building some great DIY outdoor wood furniture projects, including a bench, patio planter, picnic table, and Adirondack chair; as well as some workshop saw jigs to make the process easier.
Brown synthetic wicker outdoor furniture with green cushions

Outdoor Furniture from Martha Stewart Living

The Martha Stewart Living line of outdoor patio furniture is available in a range of durable materials – including cast aluminum and synthetic wicker – that won’t rust and will hold up to the elements. Watch this video to find out more.

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.
Garden arbor over path in yard

How to Install a Garden Arbor Near Existing Plants

Rachael asks, “I'd like to install an arbor next to a rose bush. How far away should I put it to avoid injuring the plant?”

Before installing an arbor near your plants, you'll need to know the size of the root ball. Read on to find out more.
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.