Outdoors

Outdoor Fabric

Outdoor Fabric

Heat and the elements take their toll on outdoor furniture. Plastic and wood can discolor and splinter and fabrics can begin to disintegrate after just one season outside. If this has happened to your favorite patio chair or cushion instead of throwing it out you should consider recovering it with […]

Build a Sandbox

Build a Sandbox

You’re landlocked, so what. Take the kids to the backyard beach. Here’s a how-to on building your own sandbox. Location is a key consideration when planning your sandbox – partial shade is nice but beware of digging near trees and damaging roots. Lowes recommends using cedar as it’s waterproof and […]

Build a Porch Swing

Build a Porch Swing

What’s better than sitting outside, swinging along to some music, and drinking your favorite cool beverage. You know you want to do this – so why not build your own swing now and make it happen. Think of how much more relaxed you’ll be. How to Make a Porch Swing […]

Installing a Shade Canopy

Installing a Shade Canopy

Prepare for summer now by installing a retractable shade canopy over your deck or outside area. Perfect for those days that are too hot to be outside in the sun but too beautiful of a day to be lounging inside. Installing the Tracks for the Retractable Shade Canopy [DIYnet]

Build a Bird Feeder

Build a Bird Feeder

It’s still cold in the Northeast but Spring is just around the corner for many of you. That means baseball, budding plants, and birds. Like clockwork the birds return and with them life and leaves return to the trees and plants around your home. Why not welcome your winged friends […]