We’re pleased to announce the first-ever Outdoor Structures Contest! A structure is defined as something (a building, shed, greenhouse, etc) that is built by putting parts together and that usually stands on its own. Your structure can either be a portable or permanent fixture as long as it’s made for the outdoors.

Prizes include a Makita cordless 7-piece combo kit, Alite Design battery pack, Kreg pocket hole jig system and more. There’s a lot you can do with this theme, and we’re excited to see where you take it!

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The Outdoor Structures Contest is closed.

Grand Prize


Grand Prize (1)

One Grand Prize Winner will receive:

First Prize (3)

Three First Prize winners will receive:

Second Prize (5)

Five Second Prize winners will receive:

Runner Up (10)

Ten Runner Up Prize winners will receive:

Write an Instructable

Create a new Instructable that fits the guidelines outlined in the contest description above. To be eligible, Instructables must be published between May 16, 2016 and Jul 11, 2016 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Outdoor Structures Contest. If you have entries currently eligible for entry, it will also show up by clicking "Enter this Contest" on the right side of this page.


Entries are accepted by Instructables staff within one business day Monday - Friday. What matters is the submission time, not acceptance time.


A panel of judges made up of Instructables staff and respected members of the community rate the finalists. The averages of the ratings determine the winners.


When the winners are decided they will be notified and announced here on the contest page.