Build-It-Yourself: Retaining Wall

A DIY retaining wall may seem like a large undertaking, but with this how-to guide from it doesn’t sound so bad. They outline some tips for installing the foundation, the first row and, of course, subsequent rows. Interlocking concrete blocks are the materials recommended for do-it-yourselfers.

You’ll also find three sample projects outlined: a curved tree ring, a terraced wall and a larger retaining wall. The walls can be used for disguising outdoor appliances or to break up hilly areas that otherwise don’t have many options.

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Timothy Dahl

Timothy Dahl

Founder/EIC at Charles & Hudson
Timothy’s background includes stints at This Old House, ELLE DECOR, Metropolitan Home and Woman’s Day. His work has been published on Wired Design, Bob Vila, DIY Network, The Family Handyman and Popular Mechanics and he has been featured on the Martha Stewart radio show and as a speaker at the ALT Design Summit, K/BIS and the National Hardware Show.