Easy Wooden Outdoor Chairs and Benches You Can DIY
These amazing wooden lawn chairs and benches may look difficult to build, but they're actually really easy—even for a beginner! We've got the step-by-step plans for each DIY wooden chair or bench, so all you need to do is decide which one(s) will look best in your backyard; then get started!
Simple Outdoor Folding Chair
This folding wooden lawn chair is the perfect project for a beginner. It boasts a simple design, with a carrying handle cutout in the back for easy portability and a neat interlocking look. This DIY wooden chair requires mainly basic woodworking tools, although you’ll need a table saw and a belt sander for best results.
It costs $20 to $100 to make, depending on the wood. The chair shown is cedar, but you could also use Cypress fir or pressure-treated wood. Best of all, you can easily build a chair like this in a day.
Classic Adirondack Chair
Plop down on this DIY Adirondack chair, and you’ll appreciate the comfort of the classic design. If you want a set, you can also build an Adirondack style love seat too. It’s a pretty simple project, requiring basic woodworking and DIY tools. You can choose almost any kind of wood, and if you’re looking to save money, go with an inexpensive, durable lumber that will look great with a coat of paint or wood stain.
With a simple design and elegant lines, this beautiful garden bench is the perfect place to sit and enjoy your backyard. The design is strong and stable, and the curved seat adds a touch of originality to the look.
This DIY outdoor furniture project requires moderate skills, for example making biscuit joints with a biscuit joiner. A router is a good alternative if you don’t have a biscuit joiner. This bench can be completed in a weekend for as little as hundred bucks, depending on your choice of wood.
Simple Wooden Bench
Need outdoor seating in a hurry? Based on author and ecologist Aldo Leopold’s classic design, this bench can be constructed in a couple of hours, even if you are a novice woodworker. All it takes is a couple of 2×8 boards, 18 screws, a circular saw and a drill.
Perfect Patio Chairs
Patio Combo With Built-In End Table
Easy Timber Bench
If you have some experience with power tools, you’ll have this timber bench built in just a few hours, though staining it may add a couple hours more. All materials are readily available at home centers.