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Find ideas, inspiration, and plans for projects that take your outdoor space from average to awesome.

DIY Deer Blind: What to Consider


It’s almost autumn, and the temperatures are cooling off to welcome many familiar traditions we all look forward to - especially hunting and building. If you long for the taste of homemade venison jerky and the smell of fresh-cut wood, we have just the project for you! McCoy’s can supply all you need to build a DIY deer blind. It will satisfy those of you who are “born to build” and love to hunt!
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Installing a Mailbox for Easy Curb Appeal


Looking for a quick way to boost your curb appeal? Installing a new curbside mailbox can be your solution- literally. This quick weekend DIY can be a budget-friendly project, or as elaborate as you would like. Follow the steps below to install a post and mailbox, then let your imagination run wild with customizations to make it as unique as your home and family.
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Weekend Warriors Project: DIY Window Shutters


DIY board and batten window shutters are a cost-effective and achievable way to add interest, design, and functionality to your home. The even better news is that this can be a one-weekend, do-it-yourself project that won’t break the bank. Your neighbors will wonder how you changed the look of your home so quickly!
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How to Install Pavers Perfectly in a Weekend


Adding a concrete paver walkway or patio can not only add great curb appeal to your home, but it’s also an economical way to create some outdoor living space. Concrete pavers come in a range of colors and sizes, and they’re ideal for a DIY project you can get done in a weekend or two. If you don’t know how to install pavers, don’t worry – it’s a straightforward process that nearly anyone can handle.
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How To Get the Greenest Lawn


It can be frustrating when your neighbors’ lawns look lush and green while yours is struggling. But the grass doesn’t have to be greener on the other side! Let’s break down how you can get the greenest lawn and keep it that way all year long.
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Repainting Outdoor Furniture


Repainting outdoor furniture can give new life to your worn out, faded, or rusty chairs, tables, and benches. It’s easy and inexpensive to make drab furniture look brand new again with a fresh coat of paint. Follow these easy steps for repainting outdoor furniture to make your front porch a welcoming place you can enjoy with your neighbors.
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Outdoor Hardware: Gates, Pergolas, and More


Before spending thousands on a new deck or extensive landscaping, consider giving your backyard a new look with some new outdoor hardware. Just like changing the knobs on your cabinets can give your kitchen a quick update, new hardware can make your backyard the envy if the neighborhood. Don’t just grab any hardware, check out this buying guide.
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Is Your BBQ Area Ready to Grill?


A great outdoor BBQ area starts with a prime place to grill up some tasty food and spend some time with your friends and family. To keep everyone happy, you want to make sure you have the right BBQ setup for your gatherings. We’ll break down the key points to keep in mind, from what BBQ is right for your needs and what type of surface you need to plan when building a grill area.
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Build Your Own Cornhole Game Set


When the weather starts warming up, there’s nothing better than being outdoors enjoying time with family and friends. Bring some fun -- and a little competition -- to your next BBQ with an outdoor game like this DIY Cornhole set.
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DIY Wooden Christmas Trees


Make these festive DIY wooden Christmas trees in no time at all for the Holidays. Any experience level of DIYer can create these inexpensive trees with leftover scraps of wood. They are uniquely hand-decorated to add a personal touch to your mantel or front door.
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Creating a Stock Tank Garden


A raised garden built using a galvanized stock tank can instantly add rustic charm to your property. Along with looking great, these gardens can repurpose old stock tanks around your property, they’re wonderful...
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Raised Garden Bed Plans


There’s nothing quite like eating fresh, home-grown veggies right after picking them. With this DIY Raised Garden Bed, you’ll be able to start growing and eating your very own fresh fruits and veggies in no time.
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Boost Your Curb Appeal Today with New Front Door Paint


Changing the color of your front door paint can give your home a whole new look. Not only can it drastically improve your home’s curb appeal, but it’s also a project that’s quick, inexpensive, and easy to tackle.
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