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Build It | How to Build a Chicken Coop

Use pressure-treated lumber and PVC trim to create a shelter designed by Tom Silva to keep predators at bay—and provide a source of fresh eggs right out your back door. You'll find the full, written step-by-step instructions (with diagrams and photos) under the video below

Creative Ways to Use Pet Crates and Gates in Your Home

Can you safely corral four-legged family members without undermining the look of your home? Absolutely.

How to Put Your Snow Blower to Bed

Here’s what to do now to ensure that your snow blower is ready for action next winter.

How to Prune in Early Spring

Prune these specimens in the late winter or early spring for thicker foliage later on.

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How to Build a DIY Treehouse

Use specialty hardware designed to preserve the tree and a mix of lumber and branches to create a platform sturdy enough to support your kids’ wildest imaginations.

6 Budget-Friendly Landscaping Projects

When a house needs a lot of attention, the yard can get short shrift. Here are some budget-friendly ways to improve your great outdoors.

Smart Spring Yard Cleanup

Tackle a little early spring maintenance now to get your yard ready for the growth spurt to come.

Plan Your Next Remodel Like a Pro: Cut Costs, Not Corners

Thinking about starting a remodel project? Read the This Old House guide to remodeling to ensure that you cut costs, not corners.

Cordless Lawn Mowers That Won’t Quit

We’re living in the golden age of cordless lawn mowers. Not long ago, these quiet, smokeless cutters had anemic batteries that made you wish you were mowing with gas.

A Guide to Manual Lawn Mowers

A lawn mower is essential equipment for anyone who wants a trim and tidy lawn. This Old House's experts tell you how to choose the best push lawn mower for your grass-cutting needs.