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27 Best DIY Firepit Ideas and Designs for 2020. 65 Awesome Backyard Fire Pits with Seating Ideas - HomeSpecially. One of the wonderful things about a backyard, is that you get to create your own oasis and enjoy it all year round, especially if you have a beautiful fire pit to sit by.

65 Awesome Backyard Fire Pits with Seating Ideas - HomeSpecially

Fire pits have become very popular backyard amenities that homeowners are adding so that they can truly enjoy their backyards, and not just in the summer, but all year round. Fire pits are one of the best places for friends and family to gather, socialize, eat, drink and have a relaxing time under the stars. Fire pits can be big, small, simple or elaborate.

45 Inexpensive Landscaping Ideas ~ Understanding how much you shall require while realizing your ideas shall be a wonderful idea as it shall cost you at the close of the day.

45 Inexpensive Landscaping Ideas ~

So, it’s one of the greatest ideas to get your land productive. 43 Cheap Front Yard Landscaping Ideas That Will Inspire - ZYHOMY. 25+ Amazing Lawn-Edging Ideas For Your Garden. A giant doghouse as a tiny house??? Check out this super-cool A-frame dog house that facebook friend Mary Frances Carlton sent me- two floors, electricity, a fire hydrant (lets hope it doesn't get used!)

A giant doghouse as a tiny house???

, a balcony, tiny deck, and more! Its one of the larger dog houses I've seen and with a little remodeling and resizing, it could actually make for a nice little escape cabin in the woods. You'll see how large it is (for a very large dog (great dane)!) In the following photos... Also, for those considering our Tiny House Building Hands-On Workshop/campout/gathering in Stoughton, MA- Nov. 2-4, we only have 4 spots left. Also, this weekend I'll be bringing (saturday) one of my little cabins/shelters to the Old Saybrook, CT town green (1-4pm) for a kid's fair- free admission, free food, and free kid activities- I'll be selling and signing copies of my tiny house/cabin design book "Humble Homes, Simple Shacks" too...

SoYouThinkYoureExempt. Pinterest. DIY STAMPED CONCRETE TILE TUTORIAL - Do-It-Yourself Fun Ideas. Hola friends and thanks for stopping by!


Earlier this year, a couple of buddies and I installed this amazing DIY stamped concrete tile on my Mom and Pop’s driveway and I promised to write up the tutorial for y’all. Well, it’s finally here. But I do have to apologize for taking so long to post. I’ve gotten numerous emails saying, “girl, where the heck is the tutorial?”

Okay, well maybe not exactly in those words, but you know what I mean. The reason it’s taken so long to post is because I’ve been waiting for the manufacturer of this tiling system to officially launch this brand new product. Luckily, it’s finally available to the public and let me tell ya that you’re going to love it. My favorite part of the concrete tile system is that it looks just like stamped concrete, but at about 1/3 the cost. Check out some before and after pictures of homes that have installed these concrete tiles… Pretty impressive, huh. Cheap Fencing Option For Your Home Exterior.

One of the most important part of any home exterior design is the fence of the house.

Cheap Fencing Option For Your Home Exterior

Which means if we can save our budget to get a cheap fencing option but with high quality fence it will make a good idea for our exterior design. This is of course not something that are easy as there are many kinds of things that we need to think of. First of all we need to think about the design and theme that we will be using. And second we need to find the right color of the fence. Several Types of cheap Fencing Options. 13 Free Picnic Table Plans In All Shapes and Sizes. Use these free picnic table plans to build a picnic table for your backyard, deck, or any other area around your home where you need seating.

13 Free Picnic Table Plans In All Shapes and Sizes

Building a picnic table is an easy task that makes the perfect weekend project without breaking the bank. The picnic table plans include plans for traditional, octagon, hexagon, round, folding, small, and large picnic tables. You'll have no trouble finding a free picnic table plan to fit your space and style. These free picnic table plans include everything you need to build a picnic table including a materials and tools list, a cut list, step-by-step written building directions, diagrams, and photos. Shed Chicken Coop - DIY Projects. A few weeks back, my friend Whitney from Whitney's Workshop wrote saying she wanted to build her sister a traditional shed style coop.

Shed Chicken Coop - DIY Projects

She wanted to build it with traditional framing techniques, and use t1-11 siding. Didn't take me much to get on board - pun not intended there! She said "chicken coop" and you have been asking for chicken coops for years now! Shame on me. Free Downeast Thunder Farm Chicken Coop Plans. The chicken coop project is finished!

Free Downeast Thunder Farm Chicken Coop Plans

I like to think that we’ve built this like Fort Knox. We have plenty of predators that would love to make a meal of our hens: eagles, hawks, fox, bear, bobcat, weasels, coyotes, racoons, and more that I probably don’t want to know about (Like the rat I recently discovered! Eeeewwww.). Here are some of the features of this little coop we built. Click here to download the free plans for this chicken coop, courtesy of Paul! Click on the thumbnails below to view a slideshow of our project going together. The Coop. The 'South City' Coop The Finished Coop and Run Below is a picture of the finished coop.

The Coop

It looks pretty good if I do say so myself. Permanent Hoop Coop Guide. Hoop Coop Guide Master Materials List 2- 4"x6"x16'

Permanent Hoop Coop Guide

Shed Chicken Coop - DIY Projects. Fire Pit Ideas and Outdoor Fireplaces. Home and Garden DIY Ideas, Photos and Answers. Photos showing us adding some landscaping and pond to our new home started in late September. 27 Medicinal Plants Worth Your Garden Space. Please be sure to Join our email list and receive all our latest and best tutorials daily – free! We’ve discovered a fantastic article listing 27 of the top medicinal plants – together with details of their potential uses.

These plants can be really handy to have around if you know their value. One thing I would suggest is to print out the full article (you might need to do a little copy-pasting and tidying up) and then keep the printout together with your first aid kit. If you need one of the remedies, the last thing that you want is to be surfing the web trying to remember the name of that web site that you discovered last year!

We’ve all been there. We’ve summarized the list here with links to our own full length articles on the herbs. To this list I would certainly add Lavender, Rosemary, Garlic and Oregano! I Can't Help Showing This Off: 20 of the Best Antiviral and Antibacterial Herbs and Plants Ever! Photo credit: Depending on your age, your mother or grandmother most likely used some type of herb or plants to help heal you when you were sick without you realizing it, or perhaps you just didn’t appreciate it at the time.

For many of us, it’s not until we have our own children that we realize that we don’t want to put chemicals and other toxic things into those precious little bodies. Is this Poison Ivy (or Poison Oak or Poison Sumac)? - ( We'll attempt to answer your questions about if a particular plant is poison ivy (or one of the other toxic plants). Sometimes identification is difficult and may be just a best guess.

If you've got additional questions or comments, be sure to contact us. Plant identifications will be done on Wednesdays and Sundays with additional identifications done during the week as time permits. NOTE (June 25, 2007): I am still doing plant identifications. Unfortunately, I haven't had time to put all the great pictures I've received online. For those who have submitted pictures, if your submissions are not online in this section and you requested a plant identification, click here for the new section called Quick Notes. NOTE (June 3, 2003): The glossary is starting to take shape. Click here for the upload form. We welcome comments to all submissions.

North American Bluebird Society. BB_Box_Plans_12-11-2012.pdf. The 16 Best Healthy, Edible Plants to Grow Indoors. From farmers’ markets and Community Supported Agriculture, to urban farms and rooftop gardens, to produce delivery services, more and more people across the U.S. are embracing farm-fresh food. How to grow a lemon tree from seed. Virginia Bugs. What Makes A Garden Shed A Shed? Happy Wednesday! D&G Gardens and Crafts. Make a Better First Impression. Coastal-Style Gardens and Landscapes : Rooms : HGTV.

My Sunken Patio - Patios & Deck Designs. Whatcom Seed Company - Catalog of Rare, Exotic, Unusual Garden Seeds.