Patio & Porch

The patio and porch are great places to relax after a long day. Learn how to create and outfit a patio or porch.

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How to Build a Patio

Building a patio can be difficult and expensive. Fortunately, a sensible alternative is to pour a concrete patio section by section. Follow these easy step-by-step directions to build the patio of your dreams.


5 Ways to Protect Your Deck

Your deck can begin to deteriorate after just one season, but there are ways to protect your outdoor space for years to come. See more »

Lag screws are durable screws used for all kinds of projects. Learn whether you can use lag screws to install decks in this article. See more »

Top 5 Materials Used in Patios

These days, houses are getting bigger and bigger and yards are getting smaller and smaller. But there is a way to keep the integrity of your yard, while still utilizing the living space: a patio. So what should you build it with? See more »

How to Build a Patio

Building a patio can be difficult and expensive. Fortunately, a sensible alternative is to pour a concrete patio section by section. Follow these easy step-by-step directions to build the patio of your dreams. See more »

How to Build Patio Furniture

Building patio furniture is a great alternative to buying expensive ready-made furniture. Learn how to build a picnic table and benches, an umbrella table, and more using simple step-by-step instructions and helpful diagrams. See more »