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S20 E39, Mark McCullough repairs an outdoor pizza oven
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How to Repair an Outdoor Pizza Oven

This Old House Mason Mark McCullough shows a homeowner how to breathe new life into their outdoor brick and stone pizza oven.

S20 E24, Jenn Largesse installs a shipping container pool
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How to Install a Shipping Container Pool

House One editor and DIY expert Jenn Largesse takes her backyard project to new heights with a container pool installation.

Close up of a bee hive drawer.
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How to Set Up a Beehive

Ask This Old House’s Roger Cook takes you through everything you need to plan and install a beehive in your backyard or a field near your home.

S16 E3, Jenn Nawada builds a water feature
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How to Install a Water Feature that Reuses Rainwater

Ask This Old House landscape designer Jenn Nawada installs a water feature that collects and reuses rainwater.

House Hydrant
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How to Install a House Hydrant

Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey installs a house hydrant to replace a leaky outdoor spigot.

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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.

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How to Maintain Your Snow Blower

Ask This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook gives tips on how to keep a snow blower running through every storm.

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How to Install a Dry Well for a Sump Pump

This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook shares a permanent way to collect and disperse sump-pump water

S20 E10, Tom Silva helps 2 young woodworkers build a birdhouse
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Build It | Birdhouse

General contractor Tom Silva helps a pair of woodworking siblings build a DIY birdhouse in their new workshop.

ASK S8 E24, Roger Cook discusses birdfeeders
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How to Choose and Use Birdfeeders

Feeding our feathered friends with This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook and Massachusetts Audubon Naturalist Tia Pinney

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How to Run Electricity to a Shed

Electrician Scott Caron shows us how he powers an outbuilding—which takes wiring knowledge as well as lots of digging.

S20 E4, Nathan Gilbert and Jenn Nawada build a backyard ice rink
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How to Build a Backyard Ice Rink

In this video, Ask This Old House landscape contractor Jenn Nawada and carpenter Nathan Gilbert help a homeowner build a backyard ice rink for her kids that they can use year after year.

S9 E6, Roger Cook discusses ground covers
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How to Choose and Plant Ground Cover

This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook shares tips for selecting, planting and growing low-maintenance ground cover.

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How to Get a Great-Looking Lawn

Ask This Old House landscaping contractor Roger Cook heads to Kentucky to help a homeowner revive his lawn.

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How to Grow Grasses on the Prairie

Ask This Old House landscape designer Jenn Nawada partners with an ecologist in Cheyenne, Wyoming to learn about different types of prairie grasses and how to care for them

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How to Install a Fence Gate

Ask This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook helps a homeowner install a new gate to fence in her pet dog

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How to Choose and Use Lawn Sprinklers

Watering smartly with This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook.

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How to Install a Solar-Powered Fountain

This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook shows how to harness the sun's energy to power a backyard water feature.

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How to Fix a Patchy, Weedy Lawn

This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook resuscitates a dying lawn

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How to Shovel and Salt Snow and Ice

This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook shares tips for clearing a concrete walkway after a snowstorm

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How to Build an Outdoor Bar Cart

Offer guests cocktails and brews by wheeling out this dedicated serving station.

Cedar cooler
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How to Build a Cedar Ice Chest

Make a handsome cedar ice chest cooler to update a backyard essential.

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How to Build a Garden Arbor Bench

Use sturdy, all-weather cedar to build a DIY arbor with bench for a cozy seating spot in your yard.

Cedar picnic table and grill.
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How to Build a Picnic Table and Benches

We asked TOH fans about picnic tables, and they asked us for an update to the park-variety A-frame. Here's our answer.

Kid handing up a DIY bird feeder.
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How to Build a Bird Feeder

For a fun family project, make a DIY bird feeder out of cedar wood and materials you can find at a home center and grocery store.

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Sprinkler Valve Leaking? Here’s How to Repair It

In this how-to video, This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook shows how to replace a worn-out valve diaphragm on an automatic lawn sprinkler system.

Power vacuum used to get rid of leaves on a yard.
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Best Tools to Pick Up Leaves

From power vacuums to leaf blowers, we share different tools you can use to get rid of fallen leaves in your yard.

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How to Cut Down a Tree Safely

Dropping and bucking a dead tree with This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook and chainsaw safety expert Tim Ard.

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How to Build a Wood Retaining Wall

This Old House landscaping contractor Roger Cook shows how to construct a wood-timber retaining wall to create a play area.

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How to Install a Sump Pump Dry Well

This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook shows how to collect discharge water from a basement sump pump.

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How to Build a Garage Door Pergola

Use milled brackets and pressure-treated lumber to create an elegant canopy over your garage door.

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How to Make a Cornhole Game Set

TOH's Team Saturday shows you how to plan out the right dimensions, size and spacing for this popular bean bag toss game.