You can build a simple tree house out of pressure-treated 2-inch-by-8-inch wood boards and 4-inch-by-4-inch pressure-treated posts. The tree house has an elevated single-room design with four posts to hold it in place. More » Home & Garden Outdoor

A floor plan is not necessary to build a tree house, especially for simple one-room designs. However, depending on the complexity and size of the tree house, pre-planning and schematics of some sort typically result in a... More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance Carpentry

Some good free tree house designs include the Deluxe Tree House Plan from The Wood Plans Shop, the A-Frame Treehouse from Outdoor Life and the Modern Tree House Plan from Dornob. Other free tree house designs include Bui... More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance

The Home Depot offers a wide range of deck and patio styles featuring decking products such as wood boards and posts, composite boards and posts, and deck tiles. The company carries a choice of pre-built railing systems ... More » Home & Garden Outdoor

To repair a wood deck damaged by the weather, look for any signs of rotten wood due to moisture, and repair or replace boards and support posts if the damage is excessive. Pound in any nails that have worked their way ou... More »

To build a deck railing, secure rail posts to the corners of the deck and the middle of each side, and then attach 2-inch by 4-inch boards between each post to act as the top and bottom rails. Use a 2-inch by 6-inch boar... More » Home & Garden Outdoor

To construct a simple electric fence, install the fence posts, install the wires, connect the wires and test the power. Be sure to add warning signs to protect passers-by from getting electrocuted. More » Home & Garden Outdoor