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 DIY backyard furniture projects that you can create for your garden!

14 Super Cool DIY Backyard Furniture Projects

First up is this lovely DIY chaise lounge project from ‘Build Something‘. If you are somewhat handy and have a short list of tools, you can do this! Love the look of this!

11 Super Cool DIY Backyard Furniture Projects

This DIY outdoor coffee table with 4 hidden side tables is simply brilliant! This project comes to us courtesy of ‘Saws On Skates‘ with free plans once again on ‘Build Something‘. This project will take a little more skill than some of the others in this post but the payoff is big!

11 Super Cool DIY Backyard Furniture Projects

Made entirely with cedar fence boards, this DIY outdoor sectional from ‘Gray House Studio‘  will cost you less than $100! Check out the tutorial for this backyard furniture DIY.

11 Super Cool DIY Backyard Furniture Projects

Ana White‘ brings us this great modern DIY outdoor chair project made from 2x4s and 2x6s. I just love these chairs! Go check out her furniture plans, they are free!

11 Super Cool DIY Backyard Furniture Projects

Check out this next project below. 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 DIY outdoor table out of two pots and a pizza pan! (Oh, and a little bit of spray paint!)


This next one is one of the coolest DIY backyard furniture projects that we’ve seen! Check out this daybed lounger from ‘vtwonen‘. It 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 board DIY outdoor 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.

Fence Board Bench - DIY Backyard Furniture

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


From ‘Home Depot‘, this rolling cooler ottoman backyard furniture project is both those things,(a cooler and an ottoman!) and a shot of bright color for a tired fall garden!


Our last two DIY backyard furniture projects are included 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… From ‘Army Bones‘.


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


Hope you enjoyed all these DIY backyard  furniture projects. Looking for more? Check out our post on 9 Brilliant DIY Outdoor Furniture Projects or DIY Patio Ideas & Projects and also DIY Kids Furniture and DIY Bed Frames on our sister site, TBD.


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  1. teak furniture malaysia September 30, 2018 at 9:19 pm

    I Love it want this .

  2. Jennifer September 30, 2018 at 2:48 pm

    Wonderful article!
    On the DIY pallet furniture by ‘Bridgman, on the wall side, I think it also work a Stacked Stone Wall. It could be pleasent, with all this ocean background.

  3. Richard August 15, 2015 at 3:33 pm

    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.

    1. Kathy Woodard August 27, 2015 at 12:17 pm

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

  4. Jennifer February 20, 2015 at 4:30 am

    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?

    1. josh May 11, 2015 at 10:01 pm

      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

      1. Misty June 7, 2015 at 7:46 am

        What type of paint did you use on the tires?

        1. Kathy Woodard June 9, 2015 at 9:24 am

          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!

    2. Angela February 21, 2017 at 6:46 am

      Sorry to interrupt but you should NEVER use tires in a home project, new or old, they are Toxic! You can’t remove it and you don’t want your kids around them. Please, look it up and read a little bit about them.

  5. norain January 1, 2015 at 6:42 am

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


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