Outdoor patio furniture can be one of the most expensive elements of a backyard design. (And boring, if you are shopping at the big box stores!) It’s not easy to find cool furniture that fits into your budget. It is easy however, to build these great DIY outdoor patio furniture pieces for your backyard. Not only are these projects easy enough for most beginners, they look high end. Don’t let fear of a power tool or two scare you off, all these plans and tutorials will walk you through each project. So, let’s get to making some DIY patio furniture, ok? Try one of these ideas! (Or all of them!)
DIY Patio Furniture Plans & Ideas
DIY Outdoor Patio Chairs
Our first DIY outdoor chair project comes from Alicia at ‘Thrifty & Chic‘. She used the free DIY patio furniture plans from one of our favorite bloggers (and shares the link to them!) to make this modern outdoor chair. We love how painting them white gave them a farmhouse feel as well. These patio chairs are made from just 2×4’s and 2×6’s!
From Ashley at ‘Cherished Bliss‘, this modern DIY outdoor chair comes with a super easy tutorial and plans. This patio chair project uses just 2×4’s and wood screws!
These outdoor chair plans come from Stacy at ‘Not Just a Housewife‘. What we love about this DIY outdoor chair tutorial is that she lays it out step by step with photos, so you can picture just how it goes together. She is using this as patio furniture for her fire pit area, but we could see them make nice outdoor dining table chairs as well!
Our last DIY outdoor chair idea is an Adirondack chair from Cindy at ‘Skip to My Lou‘. You have to jump over and see how she used these with her kids. Amazing family time! She has free Adirondack chair plans on her post with lots of step by step photos and instruction.
DIY Outdoor Benches
So let’s try out a different form of DIY patio furniture. Outdoor benches! This first tutorial is a DIY modern bench idea from ‘DIY Montreal‘. This is a simple project that just uses 2×4’s and wood glue! You could also use this as an outdoor coffee table as well. Check out our post on DIY Outdoor bench ideas.
Amy at ‘Her Tool Belt‘ has a DIY patio furniture plan for you that rocks. And did you read the name of her blog, ladies? No excuses here! Try her X bench plans and tutorial for this Pottery Barn look alike!
Gina at ‘Kleinworth & Co.’ has a outdoor bench tutorial that is really simple. Seriously an easy DIY patio furniture idea! If you like pallet furniture, you can also make her DIY pallet table on the same post! These benches are great for extra patio seating, or an easy outdoor dining table option that can be tucked under the table when not in use.
DIY Outdoor Sofas
Love, love, LOVE this DIY outdoor sofa from ‘Home Made by Carmona‘! These furniture plans of hers are easy to follow, and the look is very high end! I think the dark stain gives this outdoor sofa a really sophisticated feel, but you could paint it white or stain it natural too.
You even get a how-to video with this outdoor furniture plan from ‘Homemade Modern‘. And yep, this is a more modern DIY outdoor sofa that could not be more amazing if it tried. Lot’s of photos make this furniture tutorial easy for even beginners.
Heidi at ‘Honeybear Lane‘ made these DIY outdoor sofas look so easy, I’m ready to try it myself! Seriously, her step by step photos make it so simple to understand how to put this together. If you can use a power saw and a drill, you can make this easy DIY patio furniture!
DIY Outdoor Sectional
Think plywood isn’t pretty? Think again. This DIY outdoor patio sectional sofa from ‘Remodelaholic‘ is a perfect example. This tutorial comes with a video as well, and lots of instruction. This is a great DIY patio furniture idea for families or those who like to entertain! (And it’s a whole lot cheaper to build than to buy!)
DIY Outdoor Tables
Need a place to set that lemonade, or glass of wine? Jamie at ‘Southern Revivals‘ can teach us how to build a DIY outdoor table in a snap! It’s a perfect Pottery Barn knock off side table! You could even put 2-4 of these together to create an outdoor coffee table.
Learn how to build a table with a concrete top with this project by ‘Family Handyman‘. This DIY outdoor table has an endless list of possibilities for decorating the concrete top. We love the leaves, but they have lots of other ideas for you as well.
Learn how to build this version of a DIY outdoor table with a concrete top! This is a side table option similar to the one above, but a bit more of a manageable project. From ‘Fix This, Build That‘ this tutorial again, has a video! 2×4’s and a bag of concrete. You can do this!
DIY Outdoor Chaise
This DIY outdoor chaise lounge from ‘Black & Decker‘ is big enough for two! The project takes just 6 hours to make, but looks like a $1500 chair we saw at RH just last season. So worth it! Lots of step by step photos, this patio furniture idea is not as intimidating as it looks.
We loved researching all these wonderful DIY patio furniture plans and ideas! Which one would you most like to try? We think you will also love our posts on 14 Super Cool Backyard Furniture Projects, DIY Patio Floor Ideas and DIY Outdoor Dining Table Projects! Don’t forget to Pin your favorites for later! Note : This post has been updated. If you arrived here from an old pin or post, and you don’t see the project you were looking for, just contact us and we will try to send you to the right link!