Garden 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 outdoor furniture that fits into your budget. It is easy however, to build these great DIY outdoor garden and 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 tutorials will walk you through each project. So, let’s get to making some DIY outdoor furniture, ok? Try one of these patio ideas! (Or all of them!)



Easy DIY Outdoor Garden & Patio Furniture


DIY Outdoor Chairs

Our first DIY outdoor chair project comes from Alicia at ‘Thrifty & Chic‘. She used the free outdoor 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 DIY 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 out the chair 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 chairs 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 garden furniture, DIY outdoor benches. This first tutorial is a DIY modern bench idea from ‘DIY Montreal‘. This is a simple bench that just uses 2×4’s and wood glue! You could also use this as an outdoor coffee table as well.


Amy at ‘Her Tool Belt‘ has a DIY outdoor 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 DIY outdoor bench tutorial that is really simple. Seriously an easy furniture project! 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 outdoor furniture plans of hers are easy to follow, and the look is very high end! I think the dark stain gives this outdoor patio furniture 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 DIY furniture tutorial easy for even beginners.


Heidi at ‘Honeybear Lane‘ made these DIY outdoor couches 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 DIY patio furniture!


DIY Outdoor Sectional

Think plywood isn’t pretty? Think again. This DIY outdoor sectional sofa from ‘Remodelaholic‘ is a perfect example. This tutorial comes with a video as well, and lots of instruction. This is a great outdoor 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.

Easy DIY Outdoor Garden & Patio Furniture


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 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! This outdoor furniture 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 project is not as intimidating as it looks.

We loved learning about how to build outdoor patio furniture!  Which one would you most like to try? We think you will also love our posts on 14 Super Cool Backyard Furniture Projects 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!

Image Credits: Her Tool Belt, Thrifty & Chic, Cherished Bliss, Not Just a Housewife, DIY Montreal, Kleinworth & Co., Home Made by Carmona, Homemade Modern, Honeybear Lane, Remodelaholic, Southern Revivals , Family Handyman, Fix This, Build That, Black & Decker


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  1. Véronique Cartier June 24, 2016 at 11:24 am

    Hi Kathy, thanks for sharing! The small log table is fantastic!

  2. Charlotte December 14, 2014 at 9:53 am



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