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OUTDOOR DIY VIDEOS

gravel driveway
Safe, secure parking for our vehicles is important. They are valuable assets and we want to look after them.   The parking space at this site was a sloping gravel area damaged by soil erosion and poor drainage. It was also full of potholes and cov...
Dog house
Click here to get the full step-by-step instructions for this project. Click here to download the project PDF The frame of the doghouse is made from 70 x 35mm pine, and features a timber floor. The sides are clad with pine boards and a metal...
bbq bench
In this DIY video, we show you how to build a barbecue bench to transform an empty patio into a tidy outdoor cooking space. Subscribe to Handyman on Youtube The entrance area of this inner city townhouse was bare and unused. A more private rear...
Fire pit
In this DIY video from Bosch, big wave surfer Mark Visser shows how to make a portable fire pit using an old washing machine drum. Click here to get the full step-by-step instructions for this project Click here to download the project PDF Was...
Vertical garden
In this DIY video, we show you how to install a vertical garden to turn an empty wall into a convenient place to grow fresh herbs and leafy green vegetables.   The vertical garden featured here is the Whites Garden Up Wall, which comes in a...
Click here to subscribe to Handyman Magazine on YouTube In this DIY video, Stuart from Handyman shows how to build a retaining wall. An old paved patio off the back of this home had recently been replaced with a new deck as part of a plan t...
Concrete House Number
Click here to subscribe to Handyman Magazine on YouTube  In this DIY video, Adam shows how to make a concrete house number. They serve an important function, yet house numbers are often overlooked as a design feature.   So make yours stand out t...
playground
This family home had been recently renovated and the yard was not yet landscaped, making it an ideal spot to create a children’s playground.    Carrie and Steve Gregg wanted somewhere their kids, two-year-old Lily and baby Harper, will use fo...
pond in a pot
We show you how to build a pond in a pot in just an afternoon. You can find the full instructions and products used in the May 2016 issue of Handyman, out now   Bring the soothing sound and sight of water to your outdoor space with a pond in...
pergola
The west-facing deck of this house was exposed to the harsh summer sun. Adding a pergola was the ideal solution, meaning that climbers can be grown over it to provide shade, while letting in the light in winter. Before you begin building, make sure...
Matador Built-In Barbecue
In this how-to DIY video, Adam Woodhams installs a Matador barbecue into a custom-made barbecue bench made from lightweight aerated concrete blocks.   This barbecue area was little-used, so the concrete slab was extended and a new barbecue be...
Lay Pavers
To lay pavers like a professional, you need to create a detailed plan of the project.  You then need to put some pegs in the ground to mark out the layout of the paving.  Pick a reference point to base the placing of your marker pegs around.  Meas...

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