Raised Planter Bed

  by: Eric C. (Scottsdale, AZ) My wife asked for a raised planter bed in the backyard to grow some vegetables. This is what I built for her, its 8′ x 6′ with sunscreen on top and a drip system.

Fire Pit

  by: Eric C. (Scottsdale, AZ) We had an odd spot next to the pool which had hedges in it and a fountain. So we ripped everything out and built a 5ft x 10ft fire pit with table tops at both ends and holes for umbrellas.

my little sanctuary

  by: M & L (Los Fresnos, TX) One of my favorite place to sit and have coffee in the morning watching birds and listening to water falling on our little fountain.

Our relaxing Gazebo

by: M & L (Los Fresnos, TX) My wife had the Gazebo on her wish list since we had built the house in this location about 8 years ago. I finally found someone who was able to do it for us last summer 2011. Now we enjoy our backyard more with Kitty,Kristi,& Kee Bear ( […]

Mikes Shed

Mike My wife wanted a play house for the kids and I talked her out of it. Years passed and i mentioned a shed would be a great idea in “that spot” She wondered why the heck I wouldn’t build a play house! Well any ways. She agreed on a shed. She loves it. And […]

Japanese Tea House

Kenny Portland, Oregon Boring side yard transformed into a Japanese garden with a tea house.

Outside Kitchen

Kenny (Portland, Oregon) The deck was boring and we always bbq outside. The rain was showering right outside the doors. The solution, build cantilever awnings over an outdoor kitchen.

Dad’s First Pergola

by Jeff Paschke (Uniontown, Pa.) We decided to connect our existing deck to the pool. About five feet or so. Forty-two feet later, we were there. Next we learned the word pergola. Decided instead of rectangular to go triangular. That changed the whole view. Now railing or fence. Wanted a combination of both privacy for […]

My New Tiki Bar and Deck

by Ron Jon (ft.lauderdale, fl) This is a project that has been in the making for a long time.

Storage Shed and Playhouse

by Damon (Palouse Wa) My Dad and I built this two story shed and playhouse from scratch with plans purchased online. We modified the plans by making the balcony and upper door larger, and adding a lower deck.