There is never enough storage outside on the deck, porch or patio. I’m always having to run to the garage to look for a yard game, candles, small garden tools or a couple of outdoor pillows for that afternoon book. While we’re busy complaining, there are also never enough  places to read that book! So whether you have a small garden space, or just want to maximize your organization, we found some solutions to both problems! These DIY outdoor storage benches are a great idea for adding additional seating and always making sure that bocce ball set is just within reach.

DIY Outdoor Storage Benches

DIY Outdoor Storage Bench Plans

Kim at ‘The Kim Six Fix‘ designed this X leg DIY outdoor bench with crate storage, and shares her tutorial on how she did it for around $40!


Simple Bench Plans with Back

I like this outdoor bench with hidden storage project from ‘This Old House‘ because it has a back rest. Sometimes that’s all I need after working in the garden, is a spot I can lean back and relax.

DIY Outdoor Storage Benches

West Elm Storage Bench Dupe

This outdoor storage bench from Ana White was designed after a West Elm line… and it looks like it! Her complete plans and tutorial are all free, so give this one a try!


Patio Storage Idea on Wheels

Our next one is from the very talented Kim at ‘Sand and Sisal‘. Her DIY outdoor storage bench is even on caster wheels for easy relocating. She has plenty of step by step photos on how she did it.

DIY Outdoor Storage Benches

Built in Bench Seat with Storage

From ‘Home Depot’, this corner DIY outdoor bench with storage is from Caitlin at ‘Desert Domicile‘… I love her backyard! It feels like an expensive resort. The tutorial has lot’s of instruction and step by step photos. This is one of those projects that could transform a garden space.


DIY Pool Box Bench

From ‘Canadian Home Workshop‘, this stylish water toys DIY storage bench was meant for holding everything from dock supplies to pool toys!


DIY Deck Bench with Storage

This DIY outdoor storage bench by ‘Build Basic‘ has some real style factor to it… all you have to do is turn the slats to get a coastal louvered look!

DIY Outdoor Storage Benches

Patio Storage Seat

This storage bench seat DIY from ‘Better Homes Australia‘ has a cool modern look , and is portable with industrial wheels. Good photos take you through it.


Wooden Outdoor Storage Boxes and Bench

Now that you have some great skills from these tutorials, how about a couple to inspire you to do it your own way? From ‘BHG‘, these vintage locker bins make great DIY outdoor storage!


Repurposed Wood Storage Bench

Last, from ‘Twig Decor‘, they used an old door and headboard to repurpose into a DIY outdoor bench with storage. Ok, could this have looked any more amazing? I would love to see it still as a headboard too!

So create a more organized outdoor space with these DIY outdoor storage benches! Be sure to Pin your favorites so you can find the tutorials later when you need them! We think you will also love our posts on, DIY Outdoor Benches,  DIY Outdoor Dining Tables and Super Easy DIY Firewood Racks! Also see our posts on Small Storage Shed Ideas and DIY Mudroom Ideas  over at OhMeOhMy… And DIY Storage Beds over at TBD!

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