Build strong, crack-free concrete sidewalks and slabs with these 10 pro tips. Tips include forming edges, leveling, smoothing, curing and other vital steps in creating a first-rate concrete pour. Also, the 10 most common mistakes. By the DIY experts of The Family Handyman Magazine: September 2008 Tip 1: Overbuild your forms Tip 2: Form curves with hardboard Tip 3: Keep stakes below the form tops Tip 4: Put down a solid base Tip 5: Plunge out the bubbles Tip…
How to Build a Rain Garden in Your Yard. It's a beautiful flower bed—and a reservoir for yard and roof runoff. Nurture the land in your yard and protect the environment by channeling rain water and runoff from gutters into a rain garden planted with deep-rooted, colorful native plants. By the DIY experts of The Family Handyman Magazine.
This handy gardener's bench from the DIY experts of The Family Handyman Magazine includes complete plans with a cutting list and can be built using basic carpentry tools. There are no complex joints to construct so no special woodworking skills are required. The soil container on this one is a simple plastic trash bin and the plans include a removable lid and sliding grate.
Garden Archway from Family Handyman This classic garden arch has just six parts and can be built in less than a day. Create a gateway, frame a walkway in a hedge, or make it part of a trellis or pergola. From Family Handyman Magazine, full tutorial with diagrams and cut list.