Tom Silva installs a cable railing on a deck

How to Install a Cable Deck Railing

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva installs a cable railing on a deck in Greenwich Village, New York

19th century michigan barn remodel as a comfortable home for Just So Barn Proud

Homes That Make Us Just So Barn Proud

Four tales of reimagining an outmoded outbuilding as a comfortable home, complete with lofty interior, rugged timbers, and a backstory like no other

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

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

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

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