We love living outdoors as much as possible, but in order to live outdoors, you need to have a spot to do that living! That pretty much requires furniture, which can be pricey, cheap looking, or just plain not work for your needs. These brilliant DIY outdoor furniture ideas and projects will make sure you always have a place to sit, cook, serve, and even just set down your glass of wine or lemonade! Give one (or all of them) a try to make your outside spaces more comfortable for your family and friends to wile away those warm afternoons and evenings.


9 Brilliant DIY Outdoor Furniture Projects


We found this tutorial for this really awesome DIY pallet rustic table  (photo above) from ‘Inspire Me Heather’ via ‘The 36Th Avenue‘… What a great way to repurpose, and make something really useable and full of charm. I can see this DIY outdoor furniture with more modern chairs, or paired with poufs on a simple patio!

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From ‘Design Confidential‘ this Chesapeake double lounger is exactly what Steve and I need… This is an amazing DIY project, because it looks very high end. Could you touch this in a place like “Room and Board” for less than $700? Find the link for the free plans in the first paragraph!

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This DIY picnic table from ‘BHG‘ is one of my fav outdoor table designs… Not only do I LOVE the base, but using wood of different sizes makes the piece look simple, yet really interesting all at the same time. Pretty simple table top!

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This one is from ‘DIY Candy‘. This Williams Sonoma inspired bench is just what you need for extra seating on the deck, or to tuck in a little garden nook for an afternoon breather. Such a nice, clean look to this DIY outdoor furniture idea! Great tutorial! Oh, and did we mention? They did this for $35!

9 Brilliant DIY Outdoor Furniture Projects


From “Home Dzine“, this pine garden love seat is a great project for using out in the garden, or better yet, in a spot with a view of the garden! Complete supply list along with these plans.

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Remember when I mentioned having a place to set that glass of wine? This DIY concrete side table totally fits the bill for me. Yes, please! Love this look. From ‘Store Front Life‘, lot’s of step by step photos and instructions.

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So if you have been reading us for awhile, you know we are HUGE fans of Ana White. She is one amazing woodworker, DIY’er, and all around brilliant artist with building furniture. And the best part for you guys? She’s gives out free plans, instructions, and even shares her readers versions of her projects! So we are featuring several of her DIY outdoor furniture ideas and projects next…Why? ‘Cause she is that good.

This grill table with stainless top was made by one of her readers, Krochelle… We believe it was modified from her sturdy work bench plans. Be sure to read both, because Krochelle does offer a lot of tips on how she did this version in the comments. Also, there are other versions of this done by other readers on her site… lot’s of opportunities to personalize your project here!

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As far as DIY Outdoor furniture is concerned, this next idea is among the easiest to do. Build this Adirondack stool or end table from Ana White’s free plans! Be sure to scroll down to find the drawings and instructions. I love the bright colors she used on these!

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This cedar ladder garden planter is our last project for today from Ana White, and it is the perfect way to bring a touch of the garden up to eye level for these outdoor living spaces. As always, GREAT instructions for this project!

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Do you have a favorite of these DIY Outdoor Furniture Ideas or Projects? Share in comments, then jump on over to our posts on 14 Super Cool Backyard Furniture Projects or DIY Garden Gates!

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  1. Rich Massafra March 10, 2016 at 7:02 am

    The bench is very nice. If you could talk about those planters next to the bench. I would like to know the details of their construction also.

    1. Kathy Woodard March 18, 2016 at 8:38 am

      Hi Rich, It isn’t our project, so unfortunately we don’t have details on the planters… Sorry!

  2. RichJ March 6, 2016 at 2:49 pm

    Thanks for resources for the bench. I also like the pallet table. I have access to pallets so it should be no problem building one of these.

  3. kent jardine March 1, 2016 at 10:27 am

    Keep these simple but cleaver ideas flowing. All a lot of people need to see it once and can duplicate in their own way after. These types of { ALL }, keep me thinking all the time. If anyone has an idea on a wood shed with one end for storage please let me know with a picture. This wood shed is for Cord Wood. Approximately 4′-8′ being 4’w and 4’h on the backside. This is a rustic shed with no foundation except standard crete blocks.

  4. Amy Anderson August 13, 2015 at 3:41 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing our bench – you rock! It’s still outside and going strong :D

    1. Kathy Woodard August 19, 2015 at 1:53 pm

      Thanks for sharing such a great project with us Amy! Love it!


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