To build a treehouse for kids, attach two foundation beams into a flat section of the tree trunk so that they run parallel to each other on either side of the tree, make sure they are level and start adding cross braces,... More »

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Build a pole barn by creating a level base, setting poles vertically in the ground, adding the top beams and setting the trusses. Once the framework is in place, add the roofing and siding. These structures do not requir... More »

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To build a ground-level deck, anchor the base with concrete, install the beams, and add the boards. You need batterboards, mason's string, ready-made concrete, posts, hangers, deck nails, deck screws and brackets. You al... More »

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Some fun ideas for a tree house include adding a slide or swing, skylights, a rope ladder and building a free standing tree house that does not require a tree. Other ways to create a unique and fun tree house are to use ... More »

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Install an awning using a kit along with a power drill, bits, tape measure, level, socket and ratchet set, caulk, mounting hardware and ladder. Wear safety gear such as glasses, gloves and ear plugs when using the power ... More »

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Chamberlain does not make garage doors, but its garage door openers are easy to install and require a ladder, step stool, socket wrench and sockets, both a Philips and flathead screwdriver, drill, tape measure, drill bit... More »

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Homeowners can install iron stair railings on the outside of their homes with the following tools: hammer, tape measure, level, masonry bit, drill and hacksaw. It is also a good idea to use safety equipment, such as ear ... More »