This step by step woodworking project is about outdoor furniture plans. Building outdoor furniture for your garden is easy, if the right plans and materials are used, but you also need to select professional plans. From my own experience in the field, I recommend you to invest in quality materials, that are both durable and have a beautiful natural finish. Plan everything from the very beginning and work with attention. This list features 20 original designs so that you can build patio furniture while saving money and having fun.
There are many woodworking projects you could choose from when deciding to build outdoor furniture. As we will point out in this article, there are many things that you should take into account. Browse trough the list of project and choose the bench, chair or table that fits your needs and budget. In addition, on MyOutdoorPlans.com I also have plans for bars, lemonade stands or even wishing wells.
Outdoor Furniture Plans
One of the most popular plans on MyOutdoorPlans are about building this awesome double chair bench with table. The great thing about my plans is that you can use pallet or scrap wood and still be able to build the project in a matter of days. Conservatively speaking, I don’t see why anyone can’t build this bench in one weekend. The unique design and features and this project a perfect choice for any deck or pation.
The second most popular outdoor furniture plan on my site is a simplified version of the classic adirondack chair. If the curved cuts and the wacky design of the original adirondack chair put you off, you can still build a modern reinterpretation of the idea. I have created step by step plans that come with everything you need to know, starting with the detailed diagrams up to instructions and a complete cut list.
If you are a beginner when it comes to woodworking projects, you should consider these plans. As you can notice in the image, a simple bench with a very basic design could be a great addition to any garden, while it doesn’t require complex woodworking skills.
See a tutorial about building this bench HERE. Invest in quality materials, such as redwood, pine or cedar, to create something durable.
If the previous design doesn’t fit your need or tastes, you could try something more complex and with a classic look in the same time. As you can see in the plans, this bench has a back support and a sturdy frame.
This bench has a basic designs so it really doesn’t require a significant investment nor complex carpentry skills. See the detailed project and diagrams HERE.
A variation of the previous design can be seen in the image. This outdoor seat is sturdy and features a nice appearance. Remember that you could adjust the size of the bench to your needs. Click here for step by step instructions.
The next design that you can choose is about a nice park bench made out of wooden slats. As you can easily notice, you just need to cut the components at the right size and lock them together with galvanized screws and waterproof glue.
The back support and the beautiful armrests make this bench unique. If you want to create something unique with your own hands, you should take a look HERE.
A planter bench is one of those projects that require attention and basic woodworking projects, but the end result will be spectacular. You can add a planter on one side of the bench, or you can attach the planters on both sides.
Irrespective of you choice, the planter bench will impress your friends and will complement the style of you house and garden. See the step by step tutorial HERE.
On the other hand, if you just want to build a beautiful seat without a back support, you should take into account this design. As you can easily notice in the image, the bench features a sturdy frame and a wide seat.
The braces and the supports create a rigid structure, so you can enjoy using the bench for many years in a row. Click here to see the diagrams as all a list with all the materials needed for the project.
The last seating project I have included in this list with patio furniture plans is the country bench. If you want to make a bold statement and show everyone you are all about originality and uniqueness, this is the perfect project to illustrate that. The country bench design is rustic, manly and purely american. Check out the free plans HERE. See the matching country chair HERE.
Patio and Deck Furniture Plans
A storage bench is a wonderful addition to any garden, especially if you like to keep your backyard nice and tidy. In addition, if you use proper plans and quality materials, you can use the construction as a bench.
Top Tip: You can store almost anything in the bench, starting with toys up to boots or garden tools. Step by step instructions and diagrams HERE.
We also have many free plans for building outdoor tables, so we recommend you to take a look over them. A small wooden table is a must have for any dinning area in your garden, especially if you have a barbeque or a pizza oven.
Build the frame of the table out of 4×4 lumber and create a really simple countertop. Align the components and use the best quality materials you could afford. See the complete guide HERE.
Last but not least, you could build a basic picnic table with benches. As you can easily see in the image, the project features benches with X-shaped legs. Any person with basic skills can build this rustic table with benches, in order to keep the costs under control.
Choose colors that match the design of the rest of your property, as to enhance the look of the picnic table. See detailed plans and instructions HERE.
If you want to build a simple project for the deck, this picnic table for two person is the perfect excuse to go to the shop and start making stuff. As you can notice in the image, there is nothing complicated about this picnic table. Just a few beams, a few slats and some joints. See the free plans for this table HERE.
If you are a future chef or you just like to hang out in the garden with your friends and family you should consider building an outdoor kitchen. However, if you are short on space or money, you still have a solution. I got you covered with plans for a green egg table. Make sure you select the right plans for the size of your green egg before starting the projects. FULL plans HERE.
The next project on the list is great both for kids and for adults. This glider swing is made from wood and is something you can make by yourself in one weekend. I have spent a lot of time documenting and creating these plans, so that you can save time and money. Check out the plans for this outdoor piece of furniture HERE.
If you like flowers, you probably have too many pots laying around. The easiest way to get them organized is to build an outdoor plant stand. In this manner, you will also have a new wooden project to show to your friends. Any woodworking project for your patio is a potential conversation piece, so it’s a valuable investment. See the plans HERE.
An alternative to the previous project would be to build a vertical tiered plant stand. If you ask me, I think that you should build both, because each one has an unique air about them. See plans for this plant stand HERE.
I have a few more recommendation to make. I will be short as I feel you are eager to start building! This planter with trellis is a beauty, now that I have built one myself. And guess what? It was insanely cheap to make, as I went for pine. If you want a more exquisite look and extended durability, you should invest in cedar or redwood. See the step by step project HERE.
Build this miniature wishing well, if you want to add charm to your deck, patio or garden. This is one of my all time favorite designs and I had so much fun designing it. In addition, several fellow builder have sent me picture after completing their project using my plans. Awesome, right? If you want to take a shot at this project, check out the plans HERE.
This last project on the list is a BONUS. If you are like me, then you must enjoy playing outside games with the loved one. Each year I try to come up with something new, so that I can keep the atmosphere childish and full of enthusiasm. Therefore, you should take up the plunge and give this a shot. A cornhole game is so easy to build and super fun. Make sure you take a look over my plans HERE.
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