Roger Cook builds a circular patio that features a fire pit

How to Build a Round Patio with a Fire Pit

This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook builds beautiful circular patio that features a chill-chasing fire pit

weathered deck on a beach cottage overlooking the water

Deck Safety Checklist

7 signs that it's time to repair or replace your deck

Tom Silva installs wood crown molding

How to Install Wood Crown Molding

Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shares his tips and techniques for installing decorative crown molding

family gathered around a Built-in Barbecue Pit

All About Built-in Barbecue Pits

Nothing beats the summery pleasure of a juicy burger seared to perfection over an old school charcoal fire

Tom Silva shows how to securely fasten outdoor containers to masonry

How to Attach Window Boxes to Brick Siding

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows how to securely fasten outdoor containers to masonry

a patriotic-themed porch

Create a Patriotic Porch

Red accents and classic wicker make this outdoor room a real conversation starter

picnic table in a lush, green yard with a round charcoal grill off to one side with cooking kabobs, and the table is set for six in blue and white, and there is a platter of corn, cut watermelon, and a jug of lemondade

How to Build a Classic Picnic Table

Use cedar boards to make a table and benches fit to host family and friends for years to come

  • a mortared-stone retaining wall
    All About Retaining Walls
    You, our TOH online community members, told us that building a retaining wall tops the summer to-do list. So we lined up the experts to help you create a sturdy and stylish structure for leveling your landscape

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