11 Super Cool DIY Backyard Furniture Projects


Backyard furniture can be just as important as the furniture in your living room these days… after all, we have finally embraced the outdoors as another room on it’s own! Make sure your backyard space has furniture with a personality that tells a story about you and your family… Are you creative, adventurous, ingenious, or perhaps a little ‘uptown girl’? We have a great selection of super cool backyard furniture projects that you can DIY for your garden! Our featured project is shown above. This tire coffee table from ‘Madcap Frenzy’ may or may not be your cup o’ tea, but you have to admire the creativity! Love the bright colors!

‘Homemade Modern’ made this log lounger for $30 and in 6 hours… scroll down the page to see all the step by step photos, and they even have a how to video!



‘Apartment Therapy’ shows us how to make a flower pot table out of two pots and a pizza pan! (Oh, and a little bit of spray paint!)



This daybed lounger from ‘vtwonen’ looks like a very expensive piece of furniture. The whole tutorial is there, problem is, it’s in Dutch! Luckily, you can go to Google Translate and be able to read the instructions.



If you are like me, you might be getting a little tired of the “DIY pallet” phenomenon… but you have to admit, its clever, cheap and upcycling! Once in while a project catches our eye that makes it worth including, and this DIY pallet furniture by ‘Bridgman’ is! Ok, the view might have swayed us a little…



This fence bench by ‘The Brick House’ is my favorite piece of the post! It’s made from old fence boards, and I love the modern mid century legs to add an upscale and trendy feel. Click through to see it used indoors as well.



Another pallet project that made the grade, this pallet succulent table by ‘Far Out Flora’ was made for the Sunset test gardens!



This crate storage table by Beckie at ‘Infarrantly Creative’ (we love her!) is not only a vintage looking piece you would love to have, it stores as well! Tuck a reading blanket in there for cool and sunny fall afternoons…



From Home Depot, this rolling cooler ottoman is both those things, and a shot of bright color for a tired fall garden!



Our last two projects we are including for inspiration… they are both DIY’able but they don’t have complete tutorials… this is where that wonderful loved one who is good with their hands will be really appreciated!

This deck bench has a very short explanation of how it was made, but all out of 2×4’s…



Watch a video of the DIY magnetic pallet chair… could you DIY this? So clever! You can purchase this chair at Uncommon Goods.


Image Credits: Madcap Frenzy, Homemade Modern, Apartment Therapy, vtwonen, Bridgman, Bridgman, Far Out Flora, Infarrantly Creative, Home Depot, Imgur, Uncommon Goods



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  1. sometimes it seems as if you are in my head.
    thank you im glad i found you

  2. The tire coffee table…cool! How did you affix the glass top to the tires so it would stay put? Also, what type of paint did you use on the tires?

    • well, tires are rubber, and most tables with glass tops have small rubber dabs on them. im sure it will sit fine on top of it

      • What type of paint did you use on the tires?

        • Kathy Woodard says:

          Hi Misty!
          That isn’t our project, but if you follow the link to the project in the post, they may be able to help you at ‘Madcap Frenzy’, the blogger who did this project!

  3. I like your ideas.
    Some fantastic ideas and use of materials that some would throw out.

    BUT. That bloke making the log lounge is not in the best interests of safety.
    Cords dangling from ears and electric drill are recipes for disaster.
    Bit concerned as to chainsaw use also.
    Its made to look like child’s play, which it isn’t.

    I found this link following a Ryobi ad.
    Maybe they need a reminder of health and safety.

    • Kathy Woodard says:

      We agree, safety should always be the number one priority, thanks for the reminder for everyone Richard!

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