Expert Advice on Improving Your Home
Painting Wood

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.
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.
Patio planter on patio

How to Build a Patio Planter

This outside planter is made from pressure treated pine, so it will last for years. It’s easy to build and is perfect for a patio, deck, or porch. Read more to find out how to build it.

How to Build an Outdoor Bench

This easy to build wooden outdoor bench is made from pressure treated wood and assembled using corrosion resistant screws to stand up to the elements. Here’s how to go about making one for your home.
Finished wooden picnic table

Building a Picnic Table for Your Yard

Building a sturdy picnic table can seem like a challenging task, but if you follow a detailed set of instructions, it can be accomplished fairly easily. Watch this video to see how to tackle building one.
Adirondack chair on sandy beach next to a river

Building an Adirondack Chair for Your Yard

An Adirondack chair is a great addition to any outdoor area. We built our Adirondack chair from cedar following a set of plans that featured how-to photos, full size patterns, and step-by-step instructions.
Cleaning outdoor furniture

How to Clean Outdoor Patio Furniture

When cleaning your patio furniture, a mixture of soap and water works best on most types, followed by rinsing with a garden hose. A pressure washer set on low can be used to speed up the process. Watch this video to find out more.
Arbor swing

How to Build a Backyard Arbor Swing

This backyard garden arbor swing makes a great DIY project for your yard. It's made from pressure treated lumber and fastened with galvanized nails. Watch this video to find out how.
patio furniture

Nature’s Retreat Patio Furniture

The Nature’s Retreat collection of patio furniture from Thomasville is made from Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified eucalyptus and all-weather wicker. Since eucalyptus is a fast growing tree, it’s more sustainable than many other woods, making it an eco-friendly choice.