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Twelve pages of decks and patios you can build in your yard.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jun 1971 (v.49#6) pg. 32

Eleven pages show how to plan your lot for outdoor living and adequate outdoor storage. Lot plans for four conventional lots shown. Seventeen outdoor living area photos and nine outdoor storage unit photos suggest a variety of approaches.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jun 1973 (v.51#6) pg. 52

Photo shows how to make a step to ease the transition from patio to house in front of a slidng glass door. Planters are built to sit at each end of the step. Redwood 2x4s and 2x6s are used to contruct step and planters. Est. cost: $47.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1974 (v.52#7) pg. 33

Sketch shows how to convert a slab patio into a retreat by constructing two privacy screens of 1x6s nailed to 4x4 posts and with a canvas sun shade mounted to a sliding track overhead.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jun 1975 (v.53#6) pg. 53

Photo shows how to make your own flagstone patio by mixing small batches of cement and troweling small piles into stone shapes. Space is left between "stones" for grass or ground cover.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jun 1975 (v.53#6) pg. 57

Eleven pages of "Live out and love it". Photos and sketches cover deck and patio construction, how to build tables, seating, and barbecue/food preparation accessories for outdoor living ease. Plans must be ordered for some units.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jun 1977 (v.55#6) pg. 103

Twelve pages of ideas to revamp every inch of a yard to create patios, play areas, barbecue pits, potting sheds, etc.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jun 1978 (v.56#6) pg. 116

Nine pages of photos show 13 backyard, deck, and patio projects.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jun 1980 (v.58#6) pg. 95

Outdoor living. Special section shows a variety of ideas for improving your deck, porch, patio, playyard, etc. Includes items to both build and buy.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jun 1982 (v.60#6) pg. 103

Five ideas illustrated to increase the privacy of your outdoor living areas.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jun 1983 (v.61#6) pg. 50

Build patios and walkways with clay bricks layed on a compacted bed of sand, without any morter between the joints.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Apr 1985 (v.8#7) pg. 38

Suggestions for outdoor concrete projects: driveways, sidewalks, patios and steps. Includes suggestions for interesting visual surface effects.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Apr 1986 (v.9#7) pg. 56

Flagstone deck requires construction of a concrete foundation and perimeter wall.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jul 1988 (v.11#10) pg. 40

Pointers on creating a patio.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP May 1991 (v.14#8) pg. 28

Paving the way. A review of the various materials suitable for use as paving material in driveways, sidewalks, patios, etc. and their associated costs.
COST CUTS Nov 1988 (v.5#10) pg. 1

Wood and brick patio incorporates diamond-shaped planters and hexagon-shaped patio areas.
FAMILY CIRCLE May 19 1981 (v.94#7) pg. 96, 178

Build-it-yourself patios and decks for easy backyard living. Photos illustrate design ideas and tips.
FAMILY CIRCLE Mar 29 1983 (v.96#5) pg. 82

Six easy-to-build terraces. Covers slate on concrete, concrete slab, a rooftop terrace, wood and concrete, block and sand, and exposed aggregate.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #85 Apr 1965 (v.15#2) pg. 27

Step-down cement slab terrace extension for an existing patio with stone shrubbery boxes.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #86 Jun 1965 (v.15#3) pg. 36

Tips and instructions for building patios. Three types discussed are poured masonry, wood decks and masonry laid on sand beds.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #91 Apr 1966 (v.16#2) pg. 35

Beautify your backyard with masonry and concrete projects. Part 1. (1) How to extend a concrete patio. (2) How to make a patio bench. (3) Capping a brick wall with concrete. (4) Installing a barbecue in concrete.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #126 Apr 1971 (v.21#4) pg. 30

How to build a brick and sand patio. Discusses layout, excavation, edging, laying and locking the bricks, steps and walkways.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #182 Jul-Aug 1977 (v.27#5) pg. 52

A do-it-yourself concrete project that transforms a backyard into an entertainment area with decorative block privacy fence, fountain pool, retaining walls, planters and a circular barbecue pit.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #189 Apr 1978 (v.28#4) pg. 78

How to build a rugged retaining wall and patio with rocks and flagstones.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #197 Mar 1979 (v.29#3) pg. 54

How to build a driveway, sidewalk or patio without concrete or mortar by using paving blocks.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #209 May-Jun 1980 (v.30#5) pg. 94

Make yourself a shaded paradise. Unique patio uses spaced slats for walls and roof and lots of plants for decoration.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #220 Jul-Aug 1981 (v.31#6) pg. 48

Make your own colorful Mexican tiles for a patio. Est. cost: $0.60 per square foot.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #237 Mar 1983 (v.33#3) pg. 30

Three ways to build a brick patio.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #247 Mar 1984 (v.34#3) pg. 54

20x20-ft. brick courtyard features a redwood trellis and diamond-shaped bench.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #249 May-Jun 1984 (v.34#5) pg. 36

How to build three great patios. Flagstone, precast concrete paver, and wood block patios.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #259 May-Jun 1985 (v.35#5) pg. 52

Build a brick and timber patio in two weekends.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #267 Mar 1986 (v.36#3) pg. 65

Build yourself a ground-level patio using precast, interlocking pavers (patio stone).
FAMILY HANDYMAN #299 Jun 1989 (v.39#6) pg. 56

Tips on installing ceramic tile over an outdoor cement-slab patio.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #306 Mar 1990 (v.40#3) pg. 12

Dry-laid patios and paths of concrete pavers. Covers planning and layout, excavating the site and building the base, edging and spreading sand.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #329 Jun 1992 (v.42#6) pg. 36
Added Info FAMILY HANDYMAN #335 Feb 1993 (v.43#2) pg. 14

Patio repairs. How to fix patios that are made of paver bricks or 8"x12" patio blocks. One repair involves removing rotted wood edging and replacing with preformed plastic edging. A second repair involves dips and heaves caused by tree roots or sand loss.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #357 Apr 1995 (v.45#4) pg. 52

How to choose and install ceramic tile for an exterior patio.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #377 Apr 1997 (v.47#4) pg. 34

Convert your patio to a screened patio by adding a simple framework for walls and shed-style roof, screens, and a canvas awning (which serves as the roof covering).
FAMILY HANDYMAN #390 Jul-Aug 1998 (v.48#7) pg. 32

Building a raised, unmortared stone patio. A maintenance-free, dramatically different alternative to a wood deck. Advice on design and construction of the necessary retaining walls and the backfilled patio area.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #399 Jun 1999 (v.49#6) pg. 30

A dry-laid paver patio. How to install a smooth surface for outdoor living.
FINE GARDENING #20 Jul-Aug 1991 pg. 32
Added Info FINE GARDENING #23 Jan-Feb 1992 pg. 4
Added Info FINE GARDENING #24 Mar-Apr 1992 pg. 4

An outdoor room with a view. Designing a welcoming patio that nestles into a hillside.
FINE GARDENING #31 May-Jun 1993 pg. 48

Tips on using quarry tile as an outdoor paving surface for roof terraces or "decks".
FINE HOMEBUILDING #16 Aug-Sep 1983 pg. 8
Correction FINE HOMEBUILDING #20 Apr-May 1984 pg. 12

Tips on constructing a garage with a flat roof which could double as a brick-covered patio.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #43 Dec 1987-Jan 1988 pg. 16

Attaching a masonry or wood curb to an existing concrete patio slab in preparation for converting the patio to an enclosed sunroom.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #83 Aug-Sep 1993 pg. 14

Suggestions for creative patios that are more than an empty expanse of concrete or brick.
FLOWER & GARDEN Aug-Sep 1987 (v.31#5) pg. 16

How to screen an open terrace or deck that does not have a roof.
HANDY ANDY Jul 1979 (v.3#9) pg. 43

What's involved in enclosing a porch or terrace that already has a roof and a floor.
HANDY ANDY Oct 1979 (v.4#1) pg. 29

How to enclose a terrace using sliding glass doors.
HANDY ANDY Oct 1979 (v.4#1) pg. 34

How to integrate a terrace room with a house so it won't look added on.
HANDY ANDY Oct 1979 (v.4#1) pg. 37

Suggestions on how to expand a concrete slab patio and create a slope away from the house when the existing patio has no slope. Requires removing a section of the old slab.
HOME MECHANIX #682 Feb 1985 (v.81) pg. 12

Tip: Set patio blocks in mortar by laying them on a bed of sand, sweeping dry mortar into cracks, and sprinkling with water.
HOME MECHANIX #728 Dec 1988 (v.84) pg. 67

Prize patios. Three ground-level paving-stone patios set on a dry bed of sand or gravel. (1) Geometric pattern of colored concrete patio pavers. (2) Basic brick-in-sand patio. (3) Randomly sized squares of bluestone (sandstone).
HOME MECHANIX #755 May 1991 (v.87) pg. 35

Inside-out remodeling. A strategy for linking a new family room and patio with a sliding door and stylish tile. (1) Installing a sliding door in a block wall. (2) Installing Mexican terra-cotta tiles both inside and outside.
HOME MECHANIX #758 Sep 1991 (v.87) pg. 40

Yardscaping projects. (1) 12-ft.-diameter octagonal gazebo built of pressure-treated wood. (2) Sun deck with 2/6 decking. (3) Patio of interlocking concrete pavers installed over sand and gravel. (4) Privacy screens consist of 4x4 posts and cedar lattice panels. (5) Multi-level raised-bed planters.
HOME MECHANIX #775 May 1993 (v.89) pg. 62

Tip on insulating and leveling the concrete floor of an enclosed patio.
HOME MECHANIX #785 May 1994 (v.90) pg. 92

Tip suggests how to eliminate condensation from a concrete-slab patio that is to be enclosed.
HOME MECHANIX #807 Jul-Aug 1996 (v.92) pg. 18

Tips on laying a brick terrace in concrete.
HOMEOWNER Jul-Aug 1985 (v.10#6) pg. 64

Planning perfect patios. Options include brick, stone, tile or concrete, set in mortar or sand. Advice on designing and building the patio you want for a price you can afford.
HOMEOWNER Jul-Aug 1987 (v.12#6) pg. 34

Design ideas for patios of brick, stone, tile, and pavers.
HOMEOWNER Jun 1991 (v.16#5) pg. 30

How to lay exposed aggregate. Pave your patio using a 2x4 grid work to form four-foot squares finished with pebbles or river stone.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO #2 Summer 1976 (v.1#2) pg. 92

How to make a patio by laying concrete patio blocks in a bed of sand. Make a plywood form to cast 16 concrete blocks at one time. Each block is one-foot square.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO #5 Spring 1977 (v.2#1) pg. 42

How to build a concrete deck with an arbor that extends over it and all along the back of the house.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO May-Jun 1978 (v.3#3) pg. 46

How to build a wood wall to control debris from a sharp slope and create an attractive patio boundry.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO May-Jun 1979 (v.4#3) pg. 57

Build a lot of fun into your outdoor living. Special 40 page section.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO May-Jun 1981 (v.6#3) pg. 50

Bring your patio in from the cold. Ideas include adding a greenhouse or a glassed-in porch.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Sep-Oct 1982 (v.7#5) pg. 49

Planting among the stones. A guide to building and embellishing a planted terrace.
HORTICULTURE Feb 1992 (v.70#2) pg. 44

How to make a pebble mosaic patio. Cast your own patio stones with designs in them. The designs are formed from broken or cut pieces of stone, beach pebbles, polished or tumbled stones, etc.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jun 1981 (v.35#3) pg. 628

All-brick patio. Only footings and retainer wall require mortar. The floor of the patio is bricks set in sand.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #470 Jul 1967 (v.63) pg. 98

How to pour an exposed aggregate concrete patio.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #484 Sep 1968 (v.64) pg. 84

Oval shaped patio with curved railing, fluted balusters, and classical corner posts has a Mediterranean style.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #492 May 1969 (v.65) pg. 80

How to build a beautiful flagstone patio with a lacework block wall.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #506 Jul 1970 (v.66) pg. 84

How to lay husky and handsome flagstone steps.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #533 Oct 1972 (v.68) pg. 118

The basics of patio building. A look at four surfaces - finish gravel, patio block laid in sand, a concrete patio, and brick on sand.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #539 Apr 1973 (v.69) pg. 98

How to get stains, oil, paint and grease off your patio.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #542 Jul 1973 (v.69) pg. 77

Pictures show a patio which was enclosed with jalousie windows.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #550 Mar 1974 (v.70) pg. 128

Basic patio repairs. Make a major repair to a badly cracked patio by digging a new perimeter foundation around it and pouring a 4" thick reinforced slab directly on top of the old patio.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #565 Jun 1975 (v.71) pg. 56

Framing and foundation diagrams for a 3-in-1 addition (porch, patio, deck).
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #624 May 1980 (v.76) pg. 43

Installing a concrete patio with redwood grid.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #660 May 1983 (v.79) pg. 56

Tips on which paving materials are appropriate for walks, drives and terraces in 18th and 19th century architecture.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1989 (v.17#2) pg. 18

How to construct a circular stone patio.
ORGANIC GARDENING Apr 1991 (v.38#4) pg. 90

Cast your own patio slabs.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1963 (v.119#5) pg. 164

Deluxe raised patio with brick wall.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1964 (v.121#4) pg. 142

Enclosing a patio to make a family room.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1964 (v.121#4) pg. 144

Building a garage/patio combination with built-in kitchen and storage. Part 1. Foundation and patio slab.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1965 (v.123#4) pg. 136

Building a garage/patio combination with built-in kitchen and storage. Part 2.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1965 (v.123#5) pg. 146

Building a garage/patio combination with built-in kitchen and storage. Part 3.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1965 (v.123#6) pg. 134

Building a garage/patio combination with built-in kitchen and storage. Part 4.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1965 (v.124#1) pg. 130

Three patio substitutes. (1) A patio behind a garage with a movable storage cabinet. (2) A raised deck attached to a garage. (3) A sun deck on the roof of a carport.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1966 (v.125#4) pg. 154

Elegant patio is 12x17 ft. with a brick barbeque grill, built-in storage cabinets, lightning and running water. Low brick wall provides extra seating along one side.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1968 (v.129#6) pg. 134

How to build a brick-in-sand patio. Includes preparation of the site, borders and how to build a tamper.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1973 (v.140#1) pg. 78

Creative deck and patio ideas you can build. An example of typical raised patio construction, how to lay out stairs and a section drawing of a method for fastening the deck to the house.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1973 (v.140#1) pg. 100

How to install a brick-in-sand patio.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1986 (v.163#7) pg. 271

Pretty patio. Five great ways to spruce up a plain concrete patio. Construction plans for a tiered planter, planter bench, planter box, corner planter, and steps.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1988 (v.165#8) pg. 88

Installing quarry tile over an exterior concrete patio.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1991 (v.168#7) pg. 51

A stone patio and full-featured masonry barbecue that you can build.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1999 (v.176#4) pg. 102

Good ideas for your outdoor living room.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jul 1964 (v.185#1) pg. 110

A patio of pebble concrete in a redwood grid. Colored pebbles enhance the appearance.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1967 (v.191#2) pg. 146

How to prepare the site and lay out the wooden grid work for pouring a concrete patio.
POPULAR SCIENCE Apr 1968 (v.192#4) pg. 176

Photos illustrate the addition of a patio topping which looks like carpet. The topping consists of granules spread over an epoxy glue mixture. Est. cost: $65 per 100 sq.ft.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1968 (v.193#3) pg. 144

Pave a patio with log rounds. Circular sections of a log, cut to about 1.5" thick, are laid on a bed of sand and then filled in around with small gravel.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jul 1975 (v.207#1) pg. 88

How to lay a brick patio.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1976 (v.209#2) pg. 108

Pave a patio with 1/4" thick slate roof tiles set in mortar.
POPULAR SCIENCE Apr 1981 (v.218#4) pg. 132

Tips on paving a patio with ceramic tile.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jun 1984 (v.224#6) pg. 110

Entry dress-ups. (1) Add decorative moldings to front door casing. (2) Back door concrete-slab patio is enclosed with a privacy wall made from vinyl lattice attached to a 4x4 and 2x4 framework.
POPULAR SCIENCE Apr 1988 (v.232#4) pg. 78, 80

How to add a concrete slab patio to a house.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Summer 1979 pg. 8

Photos show how an uninviting entrance and bedroom exposed to the street were converted into an enclosed patio. Est. cost: $1,000.
SUNSET Feb 1977 (v.158#2) pg. 70

How to create an outdoor entertaining area that contains a giant gas-fired barbecue, a conversation pit to seat 15 to 20, built-in serving counters, pool changing rooms and an outdoor shower.
SUNSET Apr 1977 (v.158#4) pg. 126

A guide to plants combined with stone, brick or tiles to create surfaces to withstand regular foot traffic. Describes soil preparation and planting and 18 reliable ground covers to use.
SUNSET Mar 1986 (v.176#3) pg. 116

Tip: Replace wood headers dividing concrete patio sections with brick pavers.
SUNSET Feb 1989 (v.182#2) pg. 99

Patio possibilities. An introduction to the many materials you can choose for creating a ground-level patio (stone, brick, tile, concrete, etc.) and general installation tips for each.
TODAY'S HOMEOWNER #837 Jul-Aug 1999 (v.95) pg. 30
Added Info TODAY'S HOMEOWNER #839 Oct 1999 (v.95) pg. 10

Convert your garage into a covered patio and recreation room featuring glass panels in the garage door.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1964 (v.20#2) pg. 14

Patio features brick wall and ceramic tiled floor.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1964 (v.20#3) pg. 14

Photos illustrate the laying of outside floor tile on a patio.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1968 (v.24#3) pg. 28

Create an "outdoor room". Includes instructions for building a split-cedar slat fence, a brick-on-sand patio and a brick barbecue.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1970 (v.26#3) pg. 30

Convert a screened-in patio to a year-around recreation room.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1970 (v.26#4) pg. 15

How to lay a flagstone patio using either "wet" or "dry" construction techniques.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1971 (v.27#4) pg. 16

How to decorate a patio area with lights and water.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1971 (v.27#4) pg. 32

How to make a patio from 4x4 wood scraps. Set them in sand just like a brick patio.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1977 (v.33#3) pg. 56

How to build a patio from log slabs with pea gravel between the rounds and 2x4s for a border.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1977 (v.33#3) pg. 64

Concrete patio poured one square at a time. Build a wooden grid work of 2-ft squares and fill each one with concrete to form a patio.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1981 (v.37#2) pg. 34