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Find hundreds and hundreds of the Internet's best outdoor project plans and how-to lessons. From little bird houses to big yard barns, and just about anything in between, you'll find it here. Just scroll down to find the perfect improvement project for your deck, patio, porch, landscape or garden.

Check Out Hundreds and Hundreds of Free Backyard Improvement Plans and How-To Guides 800+ Free Backyard Project Plans and Do It Yourself Guides Improve your yard and landscape with a new birdhouse, dog house, fire pit, brick barbecue, shed, playhouse, yard barn, guest cottage, hobby greenhouse or backyard studio or office. Check out a directory of the Internet's best free plans and building guides.

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Free DIY Fire Pit, Barbecue and Backyard Oven and Smoker Building Guides

Brick Barbecue Building Guide 

Learn how to plan and build a sturdy and attractive brick barbecue in your backyard.  This step-by-step guide by Matt Weber of Extreme How-To Magazine is filled with helpful tips and techniques.

 

Hereís just one of the lists and lists of great, free backyard how-to hints and do-it-yourself projects, organized for you at DIY Cozy Home.

Free Smokehouse Plans and Building Guides 

Get building plans and design ideas to help you build any of a dozen different smokehouses.

Learn How to Build an Outdoor, Wood-Fired Oven 

Bake bread, pizza and whatever else you want in your own outdoor oven dome. You'll find a complete building guide at Living Green and Frugally.

One Dozen Free Project Plans 

Here are some interesting designs from all over Internet. Check out free, do it yourself plans and building guides for fire pits, barbecues, smokers and outdoor ovens. You're sure to find one that will boost your enjoyment of your backyard.

Build Your Own Stone Fire Pit 

Follow Extreme How-to Magazine's illustrated step-by-step guide and create a backyard feature that everyone can enjoy.

follow our step-by-step guidelines to create your own cozy outdoor retreat, where your guests can enjoy nightly tall tales, ghost stories, or sing-alongs. - See more at: http://extremehowto.com/build-a-stone-firepit/#sthash.dILiH89U.dpuf

follow our step-by-step guidelines to create your own cozy outdoor retreat, where your guests can enjoy nightly tall tales, ghost stories, or sing-alongs. - See more at: http://extremehowto.com/build-a-stone-firepit/#sthash.dILiH89U.dpuf

follow our step-by-step guidelines to create your own cozy outdoor retreat, where your guests can enjoy nightly tall tales, ghost stories, or sing-alongs. - See more at: http://extremehowto.com/build-a-stone-firepit/#sthash.dILiH89U.dpuf

Free Do It Yourself Barbecue Furniture Project Plans and Building Guides 

Host great barbecues and outdoor parties. Make deck and patio dining easier. Build any of these grill tables, cookout carts and backyard cabinets from do-it-yourself woodwork plans with illustrated instructions.

follow our step-by-step guidelines to create your own cozy outdoor retreat, where your guests can enjoy nightly tall tales, ghost stories, or sing-alongs. - See more at: http://extremehowto.com/build-a-stone-firepit/#sthash.dILiH89U.dpuf

follow our step-by-step guidelines to create your own cozy outdoor retreat, where your guests can enjoy nightly tall tales, ghost stories, or sing-alongs. - See more at: http://extremehowto.com/build-a-stone-firepit/#sthash.dILiH89U.dpuf

follow our step-by-step guidelines to create your own cozy outdoor retreat, where your guests can enjoy nightly tall tales, ghost stories, or sing-alongs. - See more at: http://extremehowto.com/build-a-stone-firepit/#sthash.dILiH89U.dpuf

 

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100+ Free Dog House Building Plans

Georgia Pacific's Backyard Doghouse Building Plans 

Get free, instant download, do-it-yourself building plans for a classic dog house from Georgia-Pacific. The plans include detailed drawings, material lists, safety advice and how-to hints.

24 Free Dog House Plans 

ToolCrib.com lists some of the best do-it-yourself dog house plans available. They have simple a-frame dog houses, insulated structures, building guides, a multi-dog plan, a fancy Victorian style dog house and a bunch of more traditional designs. There are even a couple of shady, open-side canine verandas for warm climates.

Free Dog House Plans at Lee's Woodwork Projects 

Lee Swindel is a woodcrafter, designer and woodworking teacher with over thirty years experience. He's available online to answer your questions about the projects. His attractive designs seem to make the most of a small amount of wood and work. He includes step-by-step instructions and a list of materials you'll need for each projects.

An Insulated Dog Shelter 

WayneOfTheWoods.com offers woodworking tools, hardware and great how-to-advice. Their free do-it-yourself woodwork project plans include a simple, insulated dog shelter that you can build with plywood.

Build a Mini Ranch House for Your Pooch 

Find design guides and illustrated step-by-step backyard project plans at Sunset.com 

Thirty Free Doghouse Plans 

Here's a bunch of free doghouse plans from all over the Internet. You can check them out and then build your favorite for your pet. The log cabin style doghouse shown in the thumbnail, by DIYNetwork, is just one of the great designs you'll find.

Free American Gothic Style Dog House Plans from the Southern Forest Products Association 

Hereís a project thatís easily accomplished in one weekend.  Make it a family project. Your four-legged best friend will be the envy of the neighborhood.

Dozens More Free Doghouse Plans 

The folks at DIYCozyHome.com search the Internet to find and create fantastic lists of free projects and helpful how-to guides for you. Then, they post them on DIYCozyHome.com. Check out some of the great gardeners' do it yourself projects that they found.

 

 

 

Free, DIY Birdhouse and Bird Feeder Plans

Free Do It Yourself Bird House, Bird Feeder and Bird Bath Plans 

Birds & Blooms Magazine is packed with practical information for bird watchers and bird lovers. In addition to good advice, they offer do-it-yourself project plans for thirty-five different styles of bird houses, bird feeders and bird baths.

Bird Feeder Plans 

Build a Gravity Feeder and Birdhouses with the help of free plans from Popular Woodworking Magazine. 

Free Birdhouse Plans 

Build a bird house, bird feeder or feeding table with easy free plans from Amateur Woodworking Magazine.

Free, DIY Birdhouse, Bird Bath and Bird Feeder Project Plans 

Are you looking for an easy, fun and rewarding building project for your backyard? Attract beautiful songbirds by making them welcome with a bird house, feeder or bird bath. Here's a list of dozens of great designs and free woodwork plans from all over the Internet.

Free Birdhouse Plans from Sunset Magazine 

Find design guides and illustrated step-by-step backyard project plans at Sunset.com

Blue Bird Nesting Box 

Get free, instant download, do-it-yourself building plans for a classic bird house from Georgia-Pacific. The plans include detailed drawings, material lists, safety advice and how-to hints.

A Simple Bird Feeder 

WayneOfTheWoods.com offers woodworking tools, hardware and great how-to-advice. Their free do-it-yourself woodwork project plans include a simple bird feeder you can build yourself.

 

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Small Pole Barn Plans for Your Backyard

Backyard Mini-Barn Plans 

Build the perfect little barn for your property. Find construction blueprints for small pole barns, barn-style sheds, little pole-frame garages, all-purpose yard barns with lofts, small storage barns and little pole-frame country garages.

 
 

Free Landscape Project Plans

Free Gazebo, Pergola and Arbor Plans 

Add an elegant focal point to your landscape. Build your own gazebo, shade pergola, arbor or vine-covered arched gateway. Just click on the gazebo to check out a list of dozens of beautiful designs with free building plans.

Free Fence, Gate and Screen Wall Plans 

Build and install your own fence, gate or screen wall. It's easier than you'd think with the help of free building guides and project plans. Or, design your own fence and print out plans and material lists with the help of free software.

Free Landscape Design Guides 

Learn organic gardening techniques for thriving flowers and shrubs. Get inspired by dozens of landscape designs and free garden plans. Get tips, hints and good advice on how to add curb appeal to your yard.

Free Deck Plans, Deck Design Software and Deck Building Guides 

Design and build your own deck with the help of free, stock deck plans. Or, create a custom deck that fits perfectly into the shape of your home. Check out our list of dozens of free deck plans, deck planning and design software, deck building guides and how-to tips, and deck furniture project plans.

Free Patio and Garden Walk Building Guides 

Learn how to build your own brick, flagstone and bluestone garden paths and patios. You'll need patience and a strong back, but these guides, from top pros and publishers will almost guarantee great results and years and years of maintenance-free use.

Free Do It Yourself Water Garden Plans and Guides 

Enjoy a backyard Koi pond or water garden. Relax to the sound of a gurgling waterfall. Add a beautiful fountain to the corner of your patio or garden. Click through to find dozens of great design ideas and do it yourself building lessons.

 

 

 

Free Garden Project Plans

Easy, Free Garden Project Plans  

Learn how to build dozens of helpful garden tools, garden markers, accessories and small storage bins. Find easy ways to attract butterflies and song birds to your yard. Get free tips, hints and good advice on creating and maintaining perfect gardens.

Free Kitchen Gardening Guides and Project Plans 

Learn how to build and use raised garden beds, cold frames and compost bins. Create a beautiful vegetable garden that's a decorative feature in your landscape. Learn how to have the best harvest of vegetables, herbs and small fruits year after year, from your own backyard.

Free DIY Garden Planter, Garden Bench and Potting Bench Project Plans   Build your own beautiful wooden planters for your porch, deck, patio or yard.  Choose from dozens of great designs for window boxes, garden benches and potting benches. Then, build your favorites from free plans and step-by-step instructions.

Free Apartment, Indoor and Small Space Gardening Lessons and DIY Projects 

Learn how to have amazing gardens, flowers, water gardens, herbs, fresh vegetables and small fruit in the tiniest of spaces. Garden in your apartment, in a little corner of your patio or deck, or indoors all year round.

Free Gardening Guides and How-To Advice 

Learn tips, techniques and good ideas on organic gardening, vegetable gardening and flower gardening. Check out dozens of inspiring flower garden designs and find ones that will work in your landscape.

 

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Build outdoor furniture, backyard structures, small and simple homes, cabins, cottages, barns, stables, garages, sheds and more with the help of professional blueprints, building kits, manufactured buildings, do-it-yourself project plans, construction products, tools and good advice. Click to read more about hundreds of great designs.

 

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Free Backyard Building and Project Plans and DIY Guides

Free Shed Plans 

Use the directories here at Today's Plans to find your new storage shed, garden shed, tool shed, mini barn, potting shed, woodshed, hobby greenhouse or outdoor closet. Choose from hundreds free plans.

Free Porch, Patio, Deck and Garden Furniture Project Plans 

Build your own wooden outdoor furniture with the help of free plans and step-by-step instructions from top woodworkers and publishers. Find do it yourself plans for hundreds of picnic tables, Adirondack chairs, porch swings and rockers, easy-to-store folding furniture, outdoor storage solutions, tree benches, garden benches and much more. 

Free Playhouse, Playground, Clubhouse and Tree House Plans 

Be a hero to the kids. Build them something amazing from our directory of dozens of free, do-it-yourself project plans and how-to guides. You'll find all types of playhouses, play forts, swing sets, play towers, seesaws, wooden toys and more.

Free Garage, Carport and Workshop Plans 

Here are some big backyard project plans for you. If you need a new one, two, three or four-car garage, click through to see your choices. You'll also find barn-style garages and carriage houses, woodworking shops, hobby shops and easy-to-build carports. Out list includes free software that can help you design your own ideal building and more than fifty sets of ready-to-go construction drawings.

Free Backyard Barn Plans 

Check out our list of more than sixty barn designs and DIY building guides. For your backyard, you'll find small storage barns, little-pole barns, barn-style sheds, car and tractor barns, shops, studios and even some free software that can help you create plans and material lists for your own inexpensive, custom pole barn.

Free Backyard Cottage Plans 

Do you need a new guest room, teenager's bunk room, home office, hobby shop or studio? Think about a little, free-standing cottage in the yard. Our directory of more than one hundred free home plans has tiny houses, little cabins and small cottages that might be perfect for your needs.

Free Chicken Coop and Chicken Tractor Plans 

Raise chickens in your backyard for fresh, healthy eggs, organic garden fertilizer and a rewarding hobby. Find hundreds of DIY plans for backyard coops, moveable "chicken tractors" and pasture pens and easy, automatic waterers and feeders. You'll even find a selection of free plans for stealthy urban and suburban coops that look like sheds and playhouses.

Free Greenhouse, Hoop House and Cold Frame Plans 

Get the most out of your garden. Start growing flowers, vegetables and herbs early in the Spring. Push your harvest of fresh kitchen garden plans and flowers into late Fall and early Winter. Ckeck out dozens of designs for hobby greenhouses, inexpensive hoop-style greenhouses and easy-to-build cold frames.

Free Backyard Studio, Cabana and Hobby Shop Plans 

The ultimate backyard project might just be the hobby shop, home office, pool house or studio that you build, or have a contractor build, for yourself. Check out our architect-selected collection of free construction plans.

 

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Choose From Hundreds and Hundreds of Free Backyard Improvement Plans and How-To Guides 

Improve your yard and landscape with a new birdhouse, dog house, fire pit, brick barbecue, shed, playhouse, yard barn, guest cottage, hobby greenhouse or backyard studio or office. Check out our big directory of the Internet's best free plans and building guides.

Free Shed Plans 

Use the directories here at Today's Plans to find your new storage shed, garden shed, tool shed, mini barn, potting shed, woodshed, hobby greenhouse or outdoor closet. Choose from hundreds free plans.

Free Porch, Patio, Deck and Garden Furniture Project Plans 

Build your own wooden outdoor furniture with the help of free plans and step-by-step instructions from top woodworkers and publishers. Find do it yourself plans for hundreds of picnic tables, Adirondack chairs, porch swings and rockers, easy-to-store folding furniture, outdoor storage solutions, tree benches, garden benches and much more. 

Free Building Guides 

Learn how to build all types of buildings with the help of these illustrated, step-by-step lessons. Turn any plan into a do-it-yourself project, save construction costs by finding out which parts of the project you can handle yourself, or learn enough to understand and follow your contractors' progress.

More Free Building Plans 

Help yourself to hundreds of plans for sheds, garages, workshops, cabins, cottages and solar homes, offered for free by some of the Internet's top designers and publishers. Then, check out our lists of thousands of free, do it yourself woodwork and home improvement project plans too.

 

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