10 Easy Outdoor Chairs You Can Build
These amazing outdoor chair projects 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 project, so all you need to do is decide which one will look best in your backyard; then get started!
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.
Classic Adirondack Chair
Plop down in one of these solid wood chairs and you’ll appreciate the comfort of this traditional design. You don’t have to be an expert to build it either. All the parts of this solid, great-looking Adirondack chair can be cut with a circular saw and jigsaw, then assembled with a drill, a few clamps and glue.
This bench can be completed in a weekend, and costs between $100 and $500 to build, depending on your choice of wood.
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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.
A bench can be pre-assembled or be built in sections, ready to be secured on-site. And the bench featured here is portable and can be easily relocated, but if you want a more solid, permanent solution, check out these plans for a campfire bench.
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.
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.
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.
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.