$type=carousel$sn=0$cols=4$va=0$count=12$show=home

Top 10 Classic DIY Projects for the Outdoors


By Caitlin Castelaz, bobvila

Tree Swing


If you’ve got rope, a board, and a free afternoon, you have most of the ingredients for a tree swing! Drill a couple of holes into a sanded plank of wood and secure it with rope. Use a ladder to reach a large branch on a healthy tree and loop a chain over the branch. Attach a properly knotted rope to the chain and the board.


Window Box


Even if you're not an expert woodworker, with the right tools you can build your own window box in a day. You'll need a table saw (or boards precut to the inside width of the window frame), sandpaper, safety goggles, a drill and screws, and paint or stain. 


Bird Feeder


There are as many bird feeder designs as there are backyard birds. You can make your own feeder from almost anything, including upcycled cans, teacups and saucers, and peanut butter and pinecones. Kelly, from Here Comes the Sun, shares an easy DIY for making a feeder with recycled plastic bottles and wooden spoons.


Updated Lawn Furniture


If your lawn furniture is looking a little tired, perk it up with a good scrub and a fresh coat of paint. Buff rusty metal furniture clean with steel wool. Vinyl cushions can be cleaned with a mixture of dishwashing soap, borax, and warm water. Let the mixture sit for 15 minutes, then rinse. Finish with a colorful coat of spray paint. 


Potting Bench


A potting bench can be a practical workspace as well as a rustic accent for your deck or garden. You can build one like this from lumber or try upcycling an old dresser, replacing the drawers with shelf slides for convenient pull-out storage.


Garden Path


The amount of time spent laying a new path depends entirely on its length and the materials you use. Mulch is the quickest and most economical material for a garden path, but gravel, bluestone, and brick are great options if you're willing to spend a bit more. Give an existing path an upgrade with new edging made of metal, stone, bricks, or even wine bottles.


Build a Trellis


If climbing vines grow in your garden you probably already have a trellis, but if you don't, make one this weekend. The garden feature isn't only for keeping control of your flowers, as this tutorial from A Beautiful Mess shows it also makes a great yard barrier.


Raised Beds


The best raised garden beds are no more than three or four feet wide to allow gardeners easy access for planting, weeding, and harvesting. Raised beds allow for proper drainage and greater control over the growing medium, so you can raise your own fruits and vegetables even if your region's soil isn't the most arable.


Bird Bath


Looking at this bird bath you might never guess that it started its life out as a candlestick! With a little TLC and spray paint, Gail at My Repurposed Life was able to transform the thrift store find into a bird bath.


Compost Pile


Turn kitchen scraps and yard waste into nutrient-rich soil by composting—and build a simple compost bin while you're at it! This backyard bin was built from wood pallets. To re-create it, you'll need three pallets, wood screws, and an electric screwdriver.

COMMENTS





Name

Accessories,8,Art,24,Autos,15,Beauty,201,Bollywood,9,Books,5,Business,119,Career & Education,39,Cars,8,Cartoons,8,Celebrities,18,Consumer Trends,6,Crime,45,Design,10,Destinations,104,Economy,2,Entertainment,209,Environment,14,Exhibition,7,Family,3,Fashion,495,Features,54,Fitness,71,Food,103,Food and Drinks,9,Games,21,Gastronomy,9,Health,3997,Hollywood,2,Home and Decor,13,Home and Garden,3,Hotels,31,Household,1,Internet,26,Juicy,336,Lifestyle,3209,Local,12,Mortgages,2,Movie,46,Movie Reviews,3,Music,54,Music Review,2,New York,1,Newsmakers,6,Odd News,163,Offbeat,760,Opinion,53,People,35,Photos,106,Politics,17,Protest,2,Real Estate,51,Relationships,54,Restaurants,29,Restaurants & Gastronomy,3,Science,91,Sports,153,Technology,434,Top News,78,Transport,30,Travel,4185,Trends,6,TV,11,U.S.,365,Weather,3,Women's,1093,World,94,
ltr
item
U.S. Daily News: Top 10 Classic DIY Projects for the Outdoors
Top 10 Classic DIY Projects for the Outdoors
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-EuOVwrdPxIs/XJoDd43UZHI/AAAAAAAAYBo/uvRAHD84lHkoxIjOY3xc0rxCyoSnURuegCLcBGAs/s1600/Top%2B10%2BClassic%2BDIY%2BProjects%2Bfor%2Bthe%2BOutdoors.jpg
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-EuOVwrdPxIs/XJoDd43UZHI/AAAAAAAAYBo/uvRAHD84lHkoxIjOY3xc0rxCyoSnURuegCLcBGAs/s72-c/Top%2B10%2BClassic%2BDIY%2BProjects%2Bfor%2Bthe%2BOutdoors.jpg
U.S. Daily News
https://www.dailynews.us.com/2019/03/top-10-classic-diy-projects-for-outdoors.html
https://www.dailynews.us.com/
https://www.dailynews.us.com/
https://www.dailynews.us.com/2019/03/top-10-classic-diy-projects-for-outdoors.html
true
8146511928066133848
UTF-8
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Read More Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS PREMIUM CONTENT IS LOCKED STEP 1: Share. STEP 2: Click the link you shared to unlock Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy