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.
Kim at ‘The Kim Six Fix’ designed this X leg bench with crate storage, and shares her tutorial on how she did it for around $40!
I like this 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.
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!
Our next one is from the very talented Kim at ‘Sand and Sisal’. Her DIY outdoor storage box and bench is even on caster wheels for easy relocating. She has plenty of step by step photos on how she did it.
From ‘Home Depot’, this DIY outdoor corner 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.
From ‘Canadian Home Workshop’, this stylish water storage bench was meant for holding everything from dock supplies to pool toys!
This DIY outdoor storage box 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!
This storage seat box from ‘Better Homes Australia’ has a cool modern look , and is portable with industrial wheels. Good photos take you through it.
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!
Last, from ‘Twig Decor’, they used an old door and headboard to repurpose into an outdoor bench with storage. Ok, could this have looked any more amazing? I would love to see it still as a headboard too!
Image Credits: Ana White, Kim Six Fix, This Old House, Sand and Sisal, Home Depot / Desert Domicile, Canadian Home Workshop, Build basic, Yahoo Au, BHG, Twig