12 Incredible Pieces of DIY Outdoor Furniture
With something for the absolute beginner and expert alike, these 12 DIY outdoor furniture projects will transform your patio or deck.
This bench can be completed in a weekend, and costs between $100 and $500 to build, depending on your choice of wood.
The base is made from plywood and No. 2 cedar, with the top made from knot-free cedar or pressure-treated deck boards. And the cost varies depending on your materials. Follow the complete plans to learn how to build a table base like the one shown here.
Stone-Top Patio Table
It takes a mere three hours from start to finish, and you only need basic tools and a miter saw to get the job done. Your choice of tile top will dictate the price. The table shown cost less than $30, but you’ve a wide variety to choose from for the top, including slate, granite, limestone, marble or decorative tile. Prices range from $5 to $20+.
Good skills with driving screws are required for this project, including using a counter-sink.
The top is made from plywood, with mosaic tiles added for a Mediterranean feel. Adding the tiles is simple when you follow our expert tiling tips. The legs are hand-bent metal. Full instructions are given, but you’ll need to make a gig to ensure accurate shaping.
This is a straightforward DIY outdoor furniture project but it will take you several days. And the instructions tell you exactly what to complete each day. It will cost between $100 and $500.
Polished Stone-Top Table
Although it looks tricky, this project is suitable for a beginner, but you’ll need to allow several days to complete each stage of the concrete process.
The table features an inset burner, with a hidden gas tank, and will provide enough heat to warm your hands, though probably not enough to truly fend off a chilly temperature.
Adirondack Chair and Love Seat
This chair and love seat set is made from pressure-treated pine, and you can paint or stain it afterwards to customize this DIY outdoor furniture even further. Also, you can vary the back design, choosing from curved, gable or round styling. You’ll only need basic tools and it costs around $20 to $100 to make.
Perfect Patio Chairs
And if you choose pine, this project will cost around $60, while cedar will increase the cost to $90.
Suitable for a beginner, this DIY outdoor furniture project only requires a little experience and basic tools. The instructions are detailed and include skills such as how to use a speed square to ensure that the legs are plumb.
Patio Combo With Built-In End Table
Deceptively simple to build, this DIY furniture project is made from pressure-treated wood, so remember to lay your timber flat while it dries thoroughly, to avoid warping.
This project can be completed over a weekend and will cost between $100 and $500.
Simple Folding Chair
It costs $20 to $100 to make, depending on the wood you choose. The chair shown is made from cedar, but you could also use Cypress fir or pressure-treated wood.
You can make this easily in a day.
Arbor With Built-In Benches and Planters
This arbor is built from pressure-treated wood, and you can customize it with your choice of paint or stain to finish it off. It’s a multi-day process, but can be done over one weekend if you decide not to stain it.
This DIY outdoor furniture project is simple to build, (although you will need to know how to drive toe screws perfectly), and will cost around $250 to make.
This is a large-scale, multi-day project requiring moderate skills.
Our grillzebo is made from Western red cedar, but you could save around $400 by using pressure-treated lumber instead.