Not all DIY projects are created equal. Some of them are decorative, easy craft projects that can be done in the course of an afternoon. Some are beauty-related directives on mixing potions and tinctures for great skin, hair, and nails. And some DIY projects are basically just small construction: They take time, patience, skill, and energy -- but the results can dramatically improve your home.
The following project is definitely the latter. It's an attempt to re-pave the back patio using nothing but some time-honored techniques and a good pair of hands. It's not easy, but his instructions talk you the entire way through it, and once it's done, it's a super nice addition to the house. If you think you can't pull of something this big, check out the project below and remember: It might be elaborate and difficult, but you'll never know if you can do it unless you try.
But how, exactly, did they go about doing it?