How to build a fire pit | The Family Handyman

DIY Fire Pit

Build a DIY fire pit for not much more than the cost of a flimsy store-bought fire ring. With tips from a veteran bricklayer, we'll show you how.

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Sloping the soil away from the foundation will remedy a wet basement most of the time.   The Family Handyman recommends firmly packing clay soil around the foundation, with at least a 4-in. slope over the first 4 ft. Place 6-mil black plastic over the soil and cover it with landscape rock. Install 4- to 6-ft. gutter extensions to your downspouts to direct water farther away from your foundation.

Family Handyman DIY Tip of the Day: Inexpensive Wet Basement Solution. Sloping the soil away from the house will take care of the problem most of the time. Firmly pack clay soil around the foundation, with at least a slope over the first 4 ft.

below, in additional information, are the materials list and construction drawings for the perfectly practical shed in the july/august 2015 issue. these are pdf files that you can download and print.

2015 Shed

Materials List and Shed Construction Drawings for the Perfectly Practical Shed in the July/August 2015 issue.

How to Build a Cheap Storage Shed - Step by Step: The Family Handyman

How to Build a Shed on the Cheap

Shed Plans - How to Build a Cheap Storage Shed - Step by Step: The Family Handyman Now You Can Build ANY Shed In A Weekend Even If You've Zero Woodworking Experience!

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How to Build a Rain Barrel - Article

How To Build A Rain Barrell Harvesting rain water is a great way to save water and use it for…

The SnapPower Guidelight is "The Best Night-Light in History" - The Family Handyman Magazine  Sleek modern design, costs only .10/year to operate and leaves both of your outlets free to use. No wiring or batteries needed!

Guidelight

The SnapPower Guidelight is "The Best Night-Light in History" - The Family Handyman Magazine Sleek modern design, costs only to operate and leaves both of your outlets free to use. No wiring or batteries needed!

Use a polyester filler to rebuild rotted or damaged wood. You can mold and shape it to match the original wood profile. It takes paint well and won't rot.

How to Repair Rotted Wood

How to Install Stone Facing - Step by Step: The Family Handyman

How to Install Stone Facing

We'll show you how to install stone facing on your house. This do-it-yourself alternative to real brick and stone doesn't require a brick ledge.

How to Build Deck Stairs | The Family Handyman

How to Build Stairs for Your Deck — The

Sure, building deck stairs can be tricky. But in this story, we'll make it easy by showing you how to build stairs by estimating step dimensions.

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