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100 Stunning DIY Outdoor Furniture Ideas To Try 100 Stunning DIY Outdoor Furniture Ideas To Try

50 Best Outdoor Furniture For All Budgets

March 5, 2021

100 Stunning DIY Outdoor Furniture Ideas To Try

Written by: Eric Losloso

DIY outdoor furniture are alway one of the best projects to make when you have time to spare. So why not get some inspiration through one of these.

Here’s a series of DIY outdoor furniture to try on your next weekend project. We’ll have you creating not so ordinary pieces, but rather, out of the box, mind-blowing ideas that would set your outdoor furniture apart from the others.

 

 

The best part of this project is that materials are easily sourced through Amazon.com. I’m sure that once you’ve started more ideas will come flowing. Since suggested materials can be used in different ways. Your imagination is the only limit. Let’s begin …

 

Chairs

 

Cardboard tubing chairs

Photo from Pinterest by Kelly Kilander

 
For your first DIY project, something easy, simple, and very basic to build. Cardboard tubing is very easy to attain and linking them is just as easy as well. Just use a glue gun, tape, or even some straw plastic packaging twine. But here’s some out of the box idea for you! Why not sew some duck cloth together and cover that seat with it.
 

Here are some suggested materials to get your inspiration going:

And something out of the box material to tickle that imagination of your’s even further:

 

 
 
Old tires with weaving seats

Photo from Pinterest by Ideias Diferentes

 

Another easily sourced from your local recycling center. Old tires can be repurposed as porch furniture. Especially with a bit of top weaving for the seats making them extra comfy to sit on. Then for that extra tough out of the box thinking why not use thick utility ropes for that extra strength seating.

 

Here are some suggested materials to get your inspiration going:

And something out of the box material to tickle that imagination of yours even further:

 

 
 
Old tires with weaving seats

Photo from Pinterest by Lorena Reyes

 

What is the great outdoors for if you couldn’t “hang out”. Here’s an idea you could hang at the bottom of your treehouse. Plus, for that added outdoorsy look why not add a leaf ribbon to your hanging rope to make them look ever so part of nature.

 

Here are some suggested materials to get your inspiration going:

And something out of the box material to tickle that imagination of your’s even further:

 

 

 
PET bottles and rebar chair

Photo from Pinterest by Edna Ross

 

You’ve just filled up two trash bags worth of soda bottles, then it dawns on you. I could turn this into some comfy chairs. So you reach for your leftover rebars, from your last project, and a couple of nylon binders … boom. You now have a couple of DIY outdoor chairs. Best of all, no welding needed.

 

Here are some suggested materials to get your inspiration going:

And something out of the box material to tickle that imagination of your’s even further:

 

 

 
Raw pallet dual sitting chair

Photo from Pintrest by Karen Martin

 

One of the most common DIY materials used for outdoor furniture, Pallet wood. Easy to work with, highly versatile and light, panel wood is your go-to wood for any DIY outdoor furniture. Then to make your projects last for a long time, why not treat your wood for any weather.

 

Here are some suggested materials to get your inspiration going:

And something out of the box material to tickle that imagination of your’s even further:

 

 

 
Crafted Ottoman
Photo from Pinterest by Jose chirinos

 

Lazy day? Well, why not just simply stick a couple of rolls of twine on an old tire. Oh, don’t forget to clean it thoroughly first. Then for an added classy appeal why not add some metallic gold twine as a finishing touch.

 

Here are some suggested materials to get your inspiration going:

And something out of the box material to tickle that imagination of your’s even further:

 

 

 


Bound & sheathed PET bottle chairs

Photo from Pintrest by ZAP

 

When properly resealed and airtight, PET bottles are stable as a base material. It can hold its shape and form indefinitely as long as it’s not deflated. Thus here’s another PET bottle seating project, one that many would not even realize it’s made from used soda bottles. Gold shines when hit by the sun’s rays, turn your cheaply made seat into a classy inspiration, simply sew on the edges of your seat some gold tussle.

 

Here are some suggested materials to get your inspiration going:

And something out of the box material to tickle that imagination of your’s even further:

 

 

 


Vintage Hanging Lounge Chair

Photo from The Merry Thought by Caitlin

 

Weekend projects should not be difficult, for one thing, weekends are all about relaxation. DIY projects that are so simple that they become a tool for releasing stress are the project everyone is looking for. Well here’s one, so simple to make, this was done in less than a day. Oh, and if you’d like it to be fancier then why not use some tassels for those rope endings.

 

Here are some suggested materials to get your inspiration going:

And something out of the box material to tickle that imagination of your’s even further:

 

 

 


Scrap Adirondack Chair

Photo from Guerilla Furniture Design by Wholman

 

For this one you could use any laminated wood that you’d like and as per suggestion scrap would be advisable. Then again why not try using different colored laminated wood just to elevate the artist in you. Better yet why not use some old or decorative nails and screw, just to make our outdoor furniture a bit more compelling.

 

Here are some suggested materials to get your inspiration going:

And something out of the box material to tickle that imagination of your’s even further:

 

 

 


Dual purpose pallet chair

Photo from Pinterest by Shana Buitron

 

Here’s something to ponder about, outdoor furniture should not only be pretty but functional as well. For one thing, you’ve got your tall fence, tall shrubs, and even under the ceiling beehive to tinker around. So it’s not too far-fetched to create outdoor furniture that provides two functions. Here’s a chair project that doubles as a step ladder as well.

 

Here are some suggested materials to get your inspiration going:

And something out of the box material to tickle that imagination of your’s even further:

 

 

 
Pallet chair with cushion

Photo from Pinterest by Emily Smith

 

Sometimes building a simple piece of furniture through a non-conventional way is more than half the fun of the whole project. Think of it as a challenge, build a pallet chair with-out trying to pry each nail out of the pallet itself. Then with only your hammer and saw rebuild the pallet-project using the same nails that you took out.

 

Here are some suggested materials to get your inspiration going:

And something out of the box material to tickle that imagination of your’s even further:

 

 

 


Classic collapsable stool

Photo from Pinterest by Woodworking Outdoor Ana White

 

This one brings back shop days memories. Who hasn’t proposed this project in shop class? Every year and every shop section never was the day where this project was not proposed. Simple to make and fun to build. Oh, and the secret to making it work is precise cutting and drilling. Then why not get the young ones involved in your project by letting them paint their outdoor stools.

 

Here are some suggested materials to get your inspiration going:

And something out of the box material to tickle that imagination of your’s even further:

 

 

 


Couple’s chair

Photo from Pinterest by Donald Curtis

 

Okay, we’ve already built an Adirondack Chair so this time we’ll be making the one in the background. This is a basic couple’s chair, just like most chair projects but with the inclusion of extra seating capacity for two, and only two. Now to make this project extra personal, why not cut your initials into those finished wood panels.

 

Here are some suggested materials to get your inspiration going:

And something out of the box material to tickle that imagination of your’s even further:

 

 

 


Repurposed planks Adirondack Chair

Photo from Pinterest by Futurist Architecture

 

Once again it’s in the creation of the building of the project where the fun lies. Simple as this project may look but on a second glance you’ll notice that those are four whole planks. Those aren’t just into sections with supports, but rather four planks that intersect one another. Oh and the answer is … they’re made with a cross lap-joint. For extra imaginative points why not turn this project into a steampunk piece, by adding some metal piping.

 

Here are some suggested materials to get your inspiration going:

And something out of the box material to tickle that imagination of your’s even further:

 

 

 


Wood log lounger

Photo from Pinterest by Homecrux

 

How do you keep that form? Well, the secret to this one is “Flat bar”. Flat bars have a multitude of uses in crafty forms for your all-around furniture needs. On the other hand, this project seems to require a bit more sanding to make it comfortable. Or … you could simply slump a piece of cushioned materials on top.

 

Here are some suggested materials to get your inspiration going:

And something out of the box material to tickle that imagination of your’s even further:

 

 

 


Modern lounge, rocking chair

Photo from Pinterest by Thanh Bình Nguyễn Thị

 

A dual functioning chair where both serve as a stress reliever, lounging, and rocking. The thing about the project is, if done right, it will not only be structurally stable but very light as well. This is because the tubings are not as thick. Thus you can lounge and rock anywhere you’d like. Since you’re already rocking it, why not add some LED lights to make it even disco classy!

 

Here are some suggested materials to get your inspiration going:

And something out of the box material to tickle that imagination of your’s even further:

 

 

 


Adirondack Chair from One Pallet

Photo by Outdoor Patio Furniture from Pallets Via Sassy Sparrow

 

Project challenge … build an Adirondack Chair from One Pallet. But the real challenge is making the chairs as creative as possible. The sample above has metal studs and even some cargo ropes for accent. What would this inspire you to make, with just one pallet?

 

Here are some suggested materials to get your inspiration going:

And something out of the box material to tickle that imagination of your’s even further:

 

 

 


DIY Outdoor Paracord Laced Hanging Pallet Chair

Photo from fabartdiy.com by Instructables

 

Okay, it’s no hammock, but it will do if you have one of those lazy afternoons outdoors. It will even work as a lounger that adjusts to your sleeping position. The challenge here is how do you make it more appealing? Colorful climbing ropes carved holes into the planks or better yet lights for the nights!

 

Here are some suggested materials to get your inspiration going:

And something out of the box material to tickle that imagination of your’s even further:

 

 

 


Brick chairs

Photo from Pinterest by Samantha Dodson

 

The fun part is making your bricks, either from concrete or clay. Both are best for making bricks. They just push you back into your younger years when you’d play with mud and pretend to make bricks. Well, you’re old enough to be able to make your bricks now. Even better you can create your outdoor furniture out of the bricks that you make. Then properly spruce it up with some color to make it look neat.

 

Here are some suggested materials to get your inspiration going:

And something out of the box material to tickle that imagination of your’s even further:

 

 

 


Creative concrete chairs

Photo from Pinterest by Mary Smith

 

How far does your creativity go? When inspiration flow does it take you to galaxies far and beyond? Or are you a more Earthy type of person? One that sees everything in a tint of brown. The Earth does provide everything material that you need; it’s then up to you on how you’d mold it to your liking. Like using old foundations as a base and an old bed backboard as your backing, thus now you have an outdoor chair. Even better would be to place a plastic storage tote in the middle to support the wood planks. This would then double as an extra outdoor storage box.

 

Here are some suggested materials to get your inspiration going:

And something out of the box material to tickle that imagination of your’s even further:

 

 

Benches

 

 


Outdoor corner sofa bench

Photo from Pinterest by Rowland

 

If you love entertaining people in your backyard for any occasion. This is the project worth working on. Here’s some wood magic as well. Why not soft coat your DIY project with some Restor-A-Finish for that authentic wood tint. Even though your furniture does look like pallets put together, the color would just make some of your guests think twice about what it’s made from.

 

Here are some suggested materials to get your inspiration going:

And something out of the box material to tickle that imagination of your’s even further:

 

 

 


Patio sofa set

Photo from Pinterest by Aleisha Huppler

 

Nothing’s as relaxing as that Santorini, Greece feels, seeing all that powder white walls facing the sunlit seas. Why not bring that feels home with an outdoor furniture project. Then customize the position of your little project to provide better seating capacity by rolling them around your patio.

 

Here are some suggested materials to get your inspiration going:

And something out of the box material to tickle that imagination of your’s even further:

 

 

 


Freeform lounging benches

Photo from Pinterest by Kates Ocampo

 

Another set of a comfy and cozy garden set made with just a couple of pallets. The secret to this one is properly sanding all the sharp edges and topping with a ton of soft outdoor cushions. Best would be to place water-proof cushions so you could lounge around even during the rain. Or, lounging while your sprinkler is on.

 

Here are some suggested materials to get your inspiration going:

And something out of the box material to tickle that imagination of yours even further:

 

 

 


Long slim patio benches

Photo from Pinterest by Edwinette Sweetman

 

I don’t just see two benches … I also see potential! I see a double bed, a Korean Pyung Sang, or a picnic table. Then just out of the blue, I saw an outdoor bunk bed. Yep, that’s for when you and you’re mate’s so drunk you couldn’t even use your house keys. But that outdoor bunk bed will do till the morning! DIY TIP: Use the furniture foot guide as a marking guide. This will ensure that your latches always line up whenever you double up your project as a bunk bed.

 

Here are some suggested materials to get your inspiration going:

And something out of the box material to tickle that imagination of yours even further:

 

 

 


Bench-bed

Photo from Pinterest by Meme

 

Okay, there’s the pull out bed and there’s this, the pullout bench that turns into a double bed. Might not be a one-weekend project but it sure is a worthwhile project. Especially true if you have a small room in the house that you’d like to double as both an entertainment and guest room as well.

 

Here are some suggested materials to get your inspiration going:

And something out of the box material to tickle that imagination of your’s even further:

 

 

 


Single pallet reinforce bench

Photo from Pinterest by Ideias Diferentes

 

Making an ordinary bench project is easy to do, but where’s the fun in that. A bit of a challenge would go a long way in having some fun while building a project. How about making your pallet bench a bit sturdier, by strapping 3” flat iron-binding on it. Plus as an added appeal why not drill some holes into that strip of iron and pound some rustic nails.

 

Here are some suggested materials to get your inspiration going:

And something out of the box material to tickle that imagination of your’s even further:

 

 

 


Outdoor Storage Bench

Photo from Pinterest by Stef Jarvi

 

This bench does not only provide rest and relaxation when needed. It also provides spaces for your provisions so that you could continue relaxing. The fun never stops when you don’t have to move too far away from where you are just to replenish your thirsty throat. Or better yet, you’re just a box away from your crispy chips. Thus you can simply place a cloth-based storage unit or a kick-ass cooler, this project is for those serious about not moving an inch and enjoying the sun.

 

Here are some suggested materials to get your inspiration going:

And something out of the box material to tickle that imagination of your’s even further:

 

 

 


Outdoor Cat Shelter - Cabin bench

Photo from Pinterest by Chris Locke

 

At first glance, this is just another bench box. But looking carefully it’s actually the man cave for your lovely pets. Either for your dog or your cat, this bench will serve as their home outside your home. Other than the soft tuft covering your bench the soft fluff in it will also be great for those stress-relieving moments.

 

Here are some suggested materials to get your inspiration going:

And something out of the box material to tickle that imagination of your’s even further:

 

 

 


Classic box locker

Photo from Pinterest by Brad Shaner

 

Tired of lounging around your garden tools, or your briquette and barbeque supplies around whenever you have a lawn party? Well, fear not, here’s an outdoor furniture project just for the occasion. A rolling classic box locker, just right for all your lawn supplies or your barbeque needs. Build it on a Saturday and use it the next day. That’s how easy to build this project is.

 

Here are some suggested materials to get your inspiration going:

And something out of the box material to tickle that imagination of your’s even further:

 

 

 


Entryway Storage bench

Photo from Pinterest by Annie Florián

 

First impressions are always the best and having this decorative patio box, alludes to the classy appeal of your home. It can have a cast iron Trivet that might symbolize your home’s ancestral token. Then you could use rustic hinges as an accent corner brace to add to the elegance of what would have been just a simple wooden box.

 

Here are some suggested materials to get your inspiration going:

And something out of the box material to tickle that imagination of your’s even further:

 

 

 


Casket bench crates

Photo from Pinterest by Ermalinda Ramos

 

This project is all about being big, everything is large, the space, the lid, what you put in it. This project can keep and protect your precious beer cooler and look good as well. Just right for the next backyard, football party. And to make it even more interesting why not use a barn door as a lid, just to make it extra hefty.

 

Here are some suggested materials to get your inspiration going:

And something out of the box material to tickle that imagination of your’s even further:

 

 

 


Utility bench crate with wheels

Photo from Pinterest by Ignatius

 

This project is a mobile storage unit, great for keeping your gardening tools or a hefty cooler. The whole item could be stowed on your porch or within your garden. With its large caster wheel, you can move it from your patio to your garden with ease. Decorative panels could be placed on the sides and the top of the lid, for a more appealing look.

 

Here are some suggested materials to get your inspiration going:

And something out of the box material to tickle that imagination of your’s even further:

 

 

 


Leopold bench

Photo from Pinterest by Heaton + Williams

 

Simple projects make for simple enjoyable moments. A Leopold bench is so basic it’s one of the very first projects woodworking schools teach. On the other hand, given enough challenge, even this simple bench can provide hours of stress-relieving work. Some would carve simple shapes on its flat surfaces and then add accents to it as well. Others would challenge themselves by adding cushioning that further beautifies his woodwork.

 

Here are some suggested materials to get your inspiration going:

And something out of the box material to tickle that imagination of your’s even further:

 
 
 


Polished cabin wood bench

Photo from Pinterest by Tom Callahan Sales

 
Nothing speaks of the great outdoors than cabin woodwork. Furniture made from base logs without any trimmings. But what if you step up your log cabin furniture to a level that would make Greek artisans proud. So perfect of a work that it transposes from rural to a museum piece. This project would not only fool your eyes but makes you think twice about the material it’s made off as well. DIY SECRET: That is wood, so perfectly polished it looks like marble.
 

Here are some suggested materials to get your inspiration going:

And something out of the box material to tickle that imagination of your’s even further:

 
 
 


Slim scrap bench

Photo from Pinterest by Jenny Cross

 
Weekend projects for most of the time are in that moment projects, something that you’ve just thought of. A spark of inspiration that turned into a few hours of constructive perspiration. Then …. Boom … function in form. A piece of basic furniture with a twist. For this one, it’s how slim it is, made with what should have been readily available wood and non-existent nail pucks. Clearly something someone put up in just a couple of hours. Oh, and that six-inch beam, that crosses from one leg to the other, is clearly an invitation to create some sort of an invisible small box-like pit. Which could be used to hide shoes, slippers, or anything else that fits.
 

Here are some suggested materials to get your inspiration going:

And something out of the box material to tickle that imagination of your’s even further:

 
 
 


Rustic work bench

Photo from Pinterest by Lena Ramirez

 
Only a professional woodworker would tell you the immense importance of a solid workbench. Not only would it provide a less back aching work environment, but it would also provide indispensable help for those times that a woodworker would need a firm assistant in holding up a structure that he is making. This one even has that steampunk decor look that provides your shop that additional attitude.
 

Here are some suggested materials to get your inspiration going:

And something out of the box material to tickle that imagination of your’s even further:

 
 
 


Mobile rustic tea table or bench

Photo from Pinterest by Samantha Cox

 
Despite the solid lumber, this bench can totally work as an outdoor tea table, just make it lighter. So a nice set of Maple wood substitutes for the hardwood then aluminum pipes instead of iron and rubber wheels instead of industrial iron. Then simply paint everything as you see. You got a perfect replica project at less than half the cost and weight.
 

Here are some suggested materials to get your inspiration going:

And something out of the box material to tickle that imagination of your’s even further:

 
 
 


Portside Outdoor Sectional

Photo from Pinterest by Heidi Cantello

 
The great thing about sectional outdoor furniture is that it can be anything and anywhere you’d like it to be. A deck bed, a sofa, a group lounger, it’s all up to you. The only question is when building one is how comfy would you like it to be. Solid? Built with hardwood. Soft? One with weaving integrated into it.
 

Here are some suggested materials to get your inspiration going:

And something out of the box material to tickle that imagination of your’s even further:

 
 
 


Extra Long -Long John- Bench

Photo from Pinterest by Robert Hughie

 
Extra-long … need to hear anything else? This project is just right for you and your extended friends. Nothing symbolizes group friendship than sitting shoulder to shoulder with your buddies and thinking of your next adventures. The drop drawer beneath could even work as your history keeper. You don’t even need a solid hardwood, you’ll just need to add some metal brackets beneath. I don’t even think those bench legs are wood either, they’re bent metal flat bars colored according to the wood.
 

Here are some suggested materials to get your inspiration going:

And something out of the box material to tickle that imagination of your’s even further:

 
 
 


Treebench

Photo from Pinterest by Tiana Hoovik

 
There’s really nothing much to do with this project. In actuality you only have to make your bench “fly”, that’s all! This project is really for the kids. The fun is in the installation itself.
 

Here are some suggested materials to get your inspiration going:

And something out of the box material to tickle that imagination of your’s even further:

 

Tables

 
 


Outdoor Grill and Kitchen combo

Photo from Pinterest by Erin Mayer

 
This was simple enough, then it evolved because that grill is just too fine to go to waste. Here’s a project that would surely make every cookout a breeze. And a great add on to this is that washbasin. Perfect for cleaning up your hands before and after a sumptuous outdoor meal.
 

Here are some suggested materials to get your inspiration going:

And something out of the box material to tickle that imagination of your’s even further:

 
 
 


Outdoor Utility Sink

Photo from Pinterest by Ragnar Dunedain

 
This outdoor utility sink is a great project for a food prep-area for those outdoor cookouts with a big family. This is definitely going to be useful for that 4th of July, Thanksgiving and Christmas family cookout. All ready to help you clean up and ready all your food ingredients for your family and the families of everyone who’d come to celebrate with you.
 

Here are some suggested materials to get your inspiration going:

And something out of the box material to tickle that imagination of your’s even further:

 
 
 


Beachy-keen Pallet Coffee Table

Photo from Pinterest by 1001 Pallets

 
Even if you live in the mountains you’d still be able to enjoy the sense of ambiance that sand and shells provide. These simple items that you might have brought home from a memorable beach outing could still be used as part of your DIY outdoor furniture. This table works not only as a centerpiece for your patio space but as a great coffee table as well. Spaces underneath are great for your collection of magazines or DIY plans.
 

Here are some suggested materials to get your inspiration going:

And something out of the box material to tickle that imagination of your’s even further:

 
 
 


Rolling center table

Photo from Pinterest by Verónica

 
An outdoor rolling table is a must for all those outdoor tabletop activities. From games to building activities with the family members just before jumping in your pool. Continue playing board games while you move your table to a more comfortable area as the sun settles in your backyard. This project provides a lot of help especially when moving items around the backyard.
 

Here are some suggested materials to get your inspiration going:

And something out of the box material to tickle that imagination of your’s even further:

 
 
 


Tiled center table

Photo from Pinterest by Xena Moon

 
This another yet simpler tabletop project for your outdoor needs. This one replaces the glass for those exquisite tile ones, from the 6” to the 12” square tiles, this table is up to it. Design-wise this table exudes classy greek inspiration. As such, terracotta colors are not too far fetched to match for this table. Brick based chairs or benches are a perfect match for this project. And for the wood siding, why paint when you can burn your logo or place an artistic pyrography imprint on there.
 

Here are some suggested materials to get your inspiration going:

And something out of the box material to tickle that imagination of your’s even further:

 
 
 


1 Foot Tiled Mini-coffee tables

Photo from Pinterest by Cristin Harber

 
This project’s perfect for those corner areas that need to be spruced up. Other than decore enhancement this project provides functionality as well. If you ever have had that tea-afternoon where you just want to read a book and savor a nice cup of tea. This table is the perfect accompaniment to your lounge time. Then just before you cover your project with a glass top, why not place some gold leaf trims on the wood to further accentuate its classiness.
 

Here are some suggested materials to get your inspiration going:

And something out of the box material to tickle that imagination of your’s even further:

 
 
 


Rustic trolly table

Photo from Pinterest by Jiří Halbrštát

 
A classic design from the age of loco-motives. This may have the feel of steam-punk but the wheels set it apart from that design concept. The color of the wheels and the unrefined wood makes this project stand out.
 

Here are some suggested materials to get your inspiration going:

And something out of the box material to tickle that imagination of your’s even further:

 
 
 


Repurposed table top

Photo from Pinterest by Erika Q.

 
There’s nothing more satisfying than a project that provides you a sense of being able to help the environment. By repurposing old items we not only prevent the destruction of an old piece of an item but we also benefit by creating a new item from it. From our list below, understandably the sandpaper is for distressing the wood to make it look more battered and used. On the other hand, the lights are for making it stand out some more.
 

Here are some suggested materials to get your inspiration going:

And something out of the box material to tickle that imagination of your’s even further:

 
 
 


DIY Door Table with Tapered Legs

Photo from Pinterest by Susan Hyde

 
This one is another repurposed project. This on the other hand uses even more repurposed items, such as the metal and trimmings. As such for this project I would suggest further distressing both metal and wood without making the whole project look shabby. How about adding a clear coat to provide that shiny and protected finish.
 

Here are some suggested materials to get your inspiration going:

And something out of the box material to tickle that imagination of your’s even further:

 
 
 


Pallet Wine Bar

Photo from fabartdiy.com

 
This is one project that every man wishes to have in their yard while the Mrs. dreads it. But why not make it a bit more classy thus making it a bit more acceptable to the love of your life. Other than a beer top and a wine bar, add a mixer to turn that tabletop to a smoothie bar as well.
 

Here are some suggested materials to get your inspiration going:

And something out of the box material to tickle that imagination of your’s even further:

 
 
 


Pallet Bench & Gabion Table

Photo from fabartdiy.com

 
Another great outdoor project, perfect for those lazy summer days. Imagine having coffee or tea with your significant other reading a book and enjoying the morning sun. And this one is a real one-day weekend project as well. Simply saw up your pallet wood to the appropriate size, bend and cut your display grid and lastly fill up with stones. So simple your kids could make this. This table is even perfect as a conversational starter since you can fill it up with designer stones.
 

Here are some suggested materials to get your inspiration going:

And something out of the box material to tickle that imagination of your’s even further:

 
 
 


Hidden bar and coller

Photo from Pinterest by Jeff Neklason

 
There’s nothing like a backyard grill with a rolling bar on sports night. Picture this, meat is already being grilled. Wide screens already prepped up on your yard, everyone is choosing their lounger for the night. Then finally to start the party going you roll in with your cooler bar. This project will do just that, it’s a rolling bar with a hidden compartment for your cooler. Mix up some drinks or just simply pop-open a beer. This is definitely the party project for you.
 

Here are some suggested materials to get your inspiration going:

And something out of the box material to tickle that imagination of your’s even further:

 
 
 


Cinder block buffet table

Photo from Pinterest by Ugly Duckling House | DIY, Home, Woodworking, Crafts & Recipes

 
It’s potluck night and everyone brought something, now where to place them. Here’s a simple tabletop project that does not take too much time to build. Just place a couple of plywood on top of some cinder blocks, why not use a couple of glass blocks just for the aesthetics of it. Then round-sand a couple of lines on your plywood to create that panel board look. Finally, coat your wood with a nice even varnishing. TIP: Use dark varnish on your lines while a lighter coat on the flat area would enhance the panel look. Just for some added protection, a clear acrylic-plastic cover would be nice.
 

Here are some suggested materials to get your inspiration going:

And something out of the box material to tickle that imagination of your’s even further:

 
 
 


Concrete Paver Outdoor Coffee Table

Photo from Pinterest by Ana White

 
Once again, the only limit to how beautiful this project would be is your imagination. The simple box frame for the table’s base is enough to carry any top-material you’d like to place, as such, there is no limit. Glass, wood, or concrete it’s up to you. As a starter, concrete is a nice malleable material before it sets. You could use any pre-designed mold or even use stencils then color them as you wish. Then a final clear coat would set those stencils permanently. All you have to do now is top your table with it.
 

Here are some suggested materials to get your inspiration going:

And something out of the box material to tickle that imagination of your’s even further:

 
 
 


Round table with wine bar

Photo from Pinterest by P S

 
Nothing too difficult for this project, simply repurposing a cable reel. This project will turn an abandoned cable reel into a wine table. The secret to turning this rough table into a classy masterpiece is comfort. The soft pallet wood is already a great starter. All you need is to fine-sand it, so as to take out any splinter causing elements. Some soft varnishing for that old-solid-wood looks then a glass cover or glass substitute. Perfect classy wine tasting table at a fraction of the cost.
 

Here are some suggested materials to get your inspiration going:

And something out of the box material to tickle that imagination of your’s even further:

 
 
 


Flatbed center table with casters

Photo from Pinterest by Reciclar e Decorar

 
DIY projects should always be a weekend-time-well-spent project. A one day weekend is quite simple and a two-day project would be challenging. But this one is quite simple enough that with the right tools, it’s a half-day weekend project. Much like an outdoor Pyung Sang or Korean outdoor flatbed, this project is all about mobility. The casters make this project moveable from your patio to your garden. Fluff around some cushions and lounge under the shade of garden trees then enjoy the afternoon sun with a good book or a nice drink.
 

Here are some suggested materials to get your inspiration going:

And something out of the box material to tickle that imagination of your’s even further:

 
 
 


Industrial Style Tisch Varianten

Photo from Pinterest by Carol Maclaskey

 
Don’t ever waste solid wood, other than they’re hard to find, it’s also great for the environment just to repurpose waste wood. For any waste wood, the simplest tool you’ll ever need is a chainsaw. Use it to just through the rough edges, then carve some patterns for that added artistic effect. After which place some heavy-duty legs to support your hardwood and there you have it, a repurposed hardwood turned into a bench or a table. Of course, it’s best to finish coat it with some varnish to make your project last forever.
 

Here are some suggested materials to get your inspiration going:

And something out of the box material to tickle that imagination of your’s even further:

 
 
 

Outdoor flatbed – Pyung Sang(Korean)

 


Steam punk Pyung Sang

Photo from Pinterest by Maddie Aumiller

 
Okay, it is a bed frame, but as I said your imagination is your only limit. This king-sized bed is looking very much like a Pyung Sang to me. The only difference is where you’d place it. Of course, if it’s in your bedroom then it is indeed a bed frame. But why waste a perfectly great looking steampunk-inspired frame? Take it out to the yard, use some pillows as cushions instead of a full-sized bed, now you have a perfect outdoor flatbed. Perfect for the village Ahjumas afternoon chats.
 

Here are some suggested materials to get your inspiration going:

And something out of the box material to tickle that imagination of your’s even further:

 
 
 


 Traditional roofdeck Pyung Sang

Photo from Pinterest by Mary O’Brien-Dennis

 
A Pyung Sang is easy enough to make, but how do you get inspiration to enhance this simple project? Why not challenge yourself to build it without any nails. Use only wood joints and some wood glue to make it permanent. Then for additional attractiveness, burn a couple of designs on your light-colored wood. Thus turning this simple project into an inspired work of art.
 

Here are some suggested materials to get your inspiration going:

And something out of the box material to tickle that imagination of your’s even further:

 
 
 


Ultra-modern Pyung Sang lounger

Photo from Pinterest by Revan October

 
On the other hand, this is just a reimagined Japanese bed. All that’s needed is for the backrest to fold back as well, thus when all rests are folded-down, arm-rest and back-rest, this project becomes a huge Pyung Sang.
 

Here are some suggested materials to get your inspiration going:

And something out of the box material to tickle that imagination of your’s even further:

 
 

Lounge chairs

 
 


Outdoor DIY Lounge Chair with Storage

Photo from Pinterest by Remodelaholic

 
Anything exposed to the elements is bound to conserve the temperature produced by that element. As such, it’s just common sense to create a project where you’d be able to keep the comfort equipment of said project protected and within reach. This simple box lounger project does just that. It protects your pillows and cushion from the elements of the outdoors until they are needed.
 

Here are some suggested materials to get your inspiration going:

And something out of the box material to tickle that imagination of your’s even further:

 
 


Pool Chaise lounge

Photo from Pinterest by Martha Watson

 
Having a pool party by the next day but don’t have enough lounger? Well, this project is quite easy to build, with just the right cutting tool and a bunch of ¾” wood and you’re good to go. There’s even no need to get fancy with this, just the box lounger and some cushions.
 

Here are some suggested materials to get your inspiration going:

And something out of the box material to tickle that imagination of your’s even further:

 
 


Chaise lounge with casters

Photo from Pinterest by Αλέξανδρος

 
Okay, I’m not pulling a fast one on you, yep this is just another pool lounger. But this one has wheels on them. Okay they are not for you to play pranks on your friends and roll them into the pool while they are snoozing, … no, no, no! It’s a simple add on so you could easily adjust your lounger to face the sun or otherwise. Depends whether you’d like having a tan or not. Better yet it just makes it easy for everyone to move these loungers around, from your patio to your yard.
 

Here are some suggested materials to get your inspiration going:

And something out of the box material to tickle that imagination of your’s even further:

 
 


Folding Lounge chair

Photo from Pinterest by emil safaryan

 
Folding chairs are the most convenient sitting multiplier there is. They are easy to pack, easy to transport, and easy to stow. It’s the same with a folding lounger, it keeps your pool area neat and tidy when not needed and always an easy reach when you do. Plus you don’t even have to have a pool to enjoy this DIY project. It’s great for sun worshipers as well.
 

Here are some suggested materials to get your inspiration going:

And something out of the box material to tickle that imagination of your’s even further:

 
 


DIY Adirondack Chair with footstool

Photo from Pinterest by Lynn 🐘

 
This indeed is two projects in one, but put together you’ve just built three. One is your Adirondack, second is your swivel leg footstool. Then if you place them together and adjust your footstool they can work as a lounger as well.
 

Here are some suggested materials to get your inspiration going:

And something out of the box material to tickle that imagination of your’s even further:

 
 


Floating Folding Lounge chair

Photo from Pinterest by Филипс Адам

 
It’s the summer and the smell of morning air coupled with the warmth of the sun, it’s just too much. You just need to go outside and lounge on your ever convenient lounger. The spaces between the slats keep your back cool while the rope provides the feeling of floating. This project will have you in your dreams within minutes.
 

Here are some suggested materials to get your inspiration going:

And something out of the box material to tickle that imagination of your’s even further:

 
 


Floating Beach Lounger

Photo from Pinterest by Barb Butler

 
You’re on a beach with the morning sunshine and the waves are crashing through your feet. The flow of the seawater moving in and just simply sliding away. Your stiff lounger wouldn’t cut it. You would love to feel those moves as you lounge and absorb that morning sunshine. This floating lounging chair project is the one for you. With a loose tie, on those cool wooden slats, you could swing yourself to bliss.
 

Here are some suggested materials to get your inspiration going:

And something out of the box material to tickle that imagination of your’s even further:

 
 


Modern Single Outdoor Chaise Lounge

Photo from Pinterest by Bonnie Thayne

 
There comes a time whereas a wood artisan you’d just like to create something just for the sake of creating one. Hence the birth of minimalistic DIY projects. Minimalistic projects are those where you try to challenge yourself to build something with the least amount of materials as possible. This lounger gets rid of the heavy beams for support. Then lessen the parts but still provide full stability. On the plus side, acrylic coating shows off your love for a perfect finished project.
 

Here are some suggested materials to get your inspiration going:

And something out of the box material to tickle that imagination of your’s even further:

 
 
Lounge Deck

Photo from Pinterest by Bonnie Franklin

 
A buddy lounger is a great project for couples. May it be used near your beach patio or just lounging under your backyard tree. This project will definitely be a treasured one for years to come. Then adding a Japanese style outdoor futon will surely make the experience a lot more comfortable, that you’d forget you’re outside.
 

Here are some suggested materials to get your inspiration going:

And something out of the box material to tickle that imagination of your’s even further:

 
 


Rocking Lounge Deck

Photo from Pinterest by Tonya Mcknight

 
While lounging in itself is fun, why not make it awesome. A simple jigsaw pattern cut is all you have to do, to add, awesomeness into an already great project. And that’s other than the fact that this project is good for two.
 

Here are some suggested materials to get your inspiration going:

And something out of the box material to tickle that imagination of your’s even further:

 
 


Patio Adirondack Chair with Pull-Out Ottoman

Photo from Pinterest by Laura Ude Liebman

 
Yep, another basic Adirondack chair, but with a twist. This one has a pull-out ottoman that turns that Adirondack into a lounger. Plus, since it’s a folding Adirondack this project is also portable and easy to stow.
 

Here are some suggested materials to get your inspiration going:

And something out of the box material to tickle that imagination of your’s even further:

 
 


Patio Coffee Table

Photo from Pinterest by Charlene

 
To a craftsman, there are times that it’s not just the build. It’s the painstaking detail that awakens the artistry in them. This DIY outdoor furniture is all about the detail in smoothing out the edges. The one-piece curved cuts that no ordinary DIY would regularly do. Then there’s the weaving that would show the craftsman’s dual artistry.
 

Here are some suggested materials to get your inspiration going:

And something out of the box material to tickle that imagination of your’s even further:

 
 


Hip Handmade Memory Schmuck

Photo from Pinterest by Angela Washington

 
A piece of DIY outdoor furniture can be anything you’d like it to be. It’s yours, it’s your own imagination, make it with what you have or with what you want. Simple, intricate, it’s all up to you. Here’s a project that won’t cost you too much or even much of your time. Yet so functional you’ll use it every day!
 

Here are some suggested materials to get your inspiration going:

And something out of the box material to tickle that imagination of your’s even further:

 
 


Poolside adjustable deck lounger

Photo from Pinterest by Amy Olsen

 
This is more of a personal project, something that you’d create for you and your special one. A simple DIY outdoor furniture that most would think you don’t need but you’d like to have. The furniture that you’d be able to share and enjoy with someone special.
 

Here are some suggested materials to get your inspiration going:

And something out of the box material to tickle that imagination of your’s even further:

 
 

Quick and Quirky projects

 


Hanging terrace bar

Photo from Pinterest by meetingmeasuree

 
There’s no reason not to be creative with your small space. This DIY outdoor furniture is actually a long table or bar. It actually depends on how you use it. The thing is this project does not only add space extensions for your small area. This also provides an artistic outlet for creatively using the small spot.
 

Here are some suggested materials to get your inspiration going:

And something out of the box material to tickle that imagination of your’s even further:

 
 


Bamboo - Shadow casters

Photo from Pinterest by Ildikó Tóth

 
There are times that a simple faint glow of light and a familiar shadow is enough to ease the days’ stresses. Here’s a simple project that wouldn’t take too much time to make. It wouldn’t even cost you too much. Once again the limits for this project to be awesome are your own imagination.
 

Here are some suggested materials to get your inspiration going:

And something out of the box material to tickle that imagination of your’s even further:

 
 


DIY Birdfeeders

Photo from Pinterest by Marie Lebas

 
Another simple build that would only take half a day to make. It may not be a furniture per-say but an outdoor item nonetheless. This project will provide a relaxing way to watch birds sing and come by your home once in a while. It’s environmentally friendly and eco-diverse which helps in beautifying your backyard.
 

Here are some suggested materials to get your inspiration going:

And something out of the box material to tickle that imagination of your’s even further:

 
 
Futon Stool

Photo from Pinterest by Danks

 
This is a creative way of turning trash-wood into a useful DIY outdoor furniture. The futon seat topping can be any shape, color, or thickness you’d want. This futon seat will attest to how broad your imagination is.
 

Here are some suggested materials to get your inspiration going:

And something out of the box material to tickle that imagination of your’s even further:

 
 


DIY cooler from an old ref

Photo from Pinterest by tammy st

 
This DIY project would help you save a ton of cash. Then there’s the helpful environmental effect of reusing trash as well. This will also challenge your creativity in using wood over metal. TIP: Since this will be a large DIY piece, place casters to make this project mobile.
 

Here are some suggested materials to get your inspiration going:

And something out of the box material to tickle that imagination of your’s even further:

 
 


DIY homemade sprinklers

Photo from Pinterest by Chantal @ NerdyMamma.com

 
Having a pool is not the only way to have fun in the yard in the summertime. Here’s a great DIY project that your whole family could enjoy and cool off. The thing is that this project is actually very portable. Thus as long as there is a water hose around, this project will provide tons of a great time.
 

Here are some suggested materials to get your inspiration going:

And something out of the box material to tickle that imagination of your’s even further:

 
 

Fun stuff

 
 


Plunge pool

Photo from Pinterest by Sky Rye design – creative ideas for life

 
You’ve always wanted a dipping pool in your backyard but no idea how. This project is the best and closest you could ever get to your dream. It’s simple, cost-effective and you could even turn it into your very own hot tub.
 

Here are some suggested materials to get your inspiration going:

And something out of the box material to tickle that imagination of your’s even further:

 
 


Hidden trash bin

Photo from Pinterest by 蕭朝聰

 
Nobody wants their trash strewn all over the yard. On the other hand without a protective cover that’s how it’s going to be. Not to mention the possibility of the arcid trash scent. Thus this project will not only secure your trash from unwanted vermins. It will also help in hiding your trash from sight.
 

Here are some suggested materials to get your inspiration going:

And something out of the box material to tickle that imagination of your’s even further:

 
 


Repurposed wooden crates

Photo from Pinterest by Елена Н.

 
One of the most if not the best way to help the environment is by recycling. But most recently there has been a wave of people repurposing items. This is when you keep the item’s original form but reimagine a new purpose or use for it. This project is just one of the many ways to repurpose a set of wooden crates.
 

Here are some suggested materials to get your inspiration going:

And something out of the box material to tickle that imagination of your’s even further:

 
 


Repurposed pallet crates

Photo from Pinterest by Emily Puckett

 
On the other hand, what if your repurposing was a bit more serious than just a simple home project? Using your creativity not just for the fun of it, but for serious or for financial gain, projects. This is one of those projects, an outdoor project that could easily be your display piece as a craftsman.
 

Here are some suggested materials to get your inspiration going:

And something out of the box material to tickle that imagination of your’s even further:

 
 


Coffee table fish tank

Photo from Pinterest by Yedaaya Sarusi

 
This is just an out of the tank or box centerpiece furniture. Now imagine how gleaming this would look if it were outdoor. Not only will it look purposefully eco-located but you’d be the envy of all who’d enjoy it.
 

Here are some suggested materials to get your inspiration going:

And something out of the box material to tickle that imagination of your’s even further:

 
 


Repurposed old doors

Photo from Pinterest by Susan Stewart

 
Another repurposing outdoor project, the twist is hidden. Try imagining that table to be foldable, thus making this project portable. Move it from your backyard to the front yard in minutes. Turn the wash bin into a cooking top and use those glass panes as hot-oil protection. Possibilities are all there, you’ll just have to imagine more.
 

Here are some suggested materials to get your inspiration going:

And something out of the box material to tickle that imagination of your’s even further:

 
 


Repurposed lighting fixture

Photo from Pinterest by efendimefendimbenim

 
You already know where this project is leaning to. When it comes to repurposing, it’s just like a sculptor looking at a rough stone and seeing what the end result would be. What your seeing is just a sample of what could be. It’s now up to you what it should be, given any repurposable material.
 

Here are some suggested materials to get your inspiration going:

And something out of the box material to tickle that imagination of your’s even further:

 
 


Pallet Fold Down Outdoor Bar

Photo from fabartdiy.com

 
It does serve as a folding outdoor bar. Now, what if you take out the alcoholic beverages and place garden tools instead? Now you have a gardening work station. It’s all up to you on how you see the use of this folding table project.
 

Here are some suggested materials to get your inspiration going:

And something out of the box material to tickle that imagination of your’s even further:

 
 


Pallet Swing Bed

Photo from fabartdiy.com

 
The minute I saw this I immediately saw the ultra-upgrade to a kiddy swing. This is not a children’s leisure swing, this is for the grown-ups. Not only will this level-up your leisure time, but it’s also a stress-free environment for meditating as well. So build one … NOW!
 

Here are some suggested materials to get your inspiration going:

And something out of the box material to tickle that imagination of your’s even further:

 
 


PVC Pallet Day Bed

Photo from fabartdiy.com

 
There’s this floating bed project that’s going around the internet and this is the older sister project. This outdoor daybed does not only float, it flys. How so? Through the magic of casters. So why not roll out a carpet on it as well and let’s make this project something a genie would want to wish for.
 

Here are some suggested materials to get your inspiration going:

And something out of the box material to tickle that imagination of your’s even further:

 
 


DIY Pallet Gardening Table

Photo from fabartdiy.com

 
If you simply need a folding multi-purpose gardening table, this is it. This is the simplest DIY outdoor furniture project there is. With just a couple of materials, all it needs is basic assembly and you’re done. Plus side is most materials for this project can be sourced through leftover items from other projects.
 

Here are some suggested materials to get your inspiration going:

And something out of the box material to tickle that imagination of your’s even further:

 
 


Repurposed small corner table

Photo from Pinterest by Chantal @ NerdyMamma.com

 
Since we are already repurposing indoor household items. Why not repurpose a small corner table for outdoor use. This project does not need too much work, just a simple jigsaw, and a pail. Now you have a piece of DIY outdoor furniture that provides cool refreshing drinks as you need them.
 

Here are some suggested materials to get your inspiration going:

And something out of the box material to tickle that imagination of your’s even further:

 
 


Rolling drink bar

Photo from Pinterest by Brittany Roper

 
This is a rolling matradee drink server. This project is worthwhile to make since it’s the best way to bring your drinks to the yard. Other than being quite presentable, with the right materials, this project can provide more than just a craftsman’s artistic outlet.
 

Here are some suggested materials to get your inspiration going:

And something out of the box material to tickle that imagination of your’s even further:

 
 


Hidden outdoor bar

Photo from Pinterest by Ayank Tince

 
Remember the days of the classic door to door salesmen? Where they lounge around those big suitcases filled with their wares. Since this project is as reminiscent of those days, then why not make it mobile. An indoor folding bar that you could hang anywhere, even outdoors.
 

Here are some suggested materials to get your inspiration going:

And something out of the box material to tickle that imagination of your’s even further:

 
 


Outdoor spice bar

Photo from Pinterest by Alex Sbordone

 
Here’s the slimmest rolling prep-table there is. The best thing about a cook-out is that everything is already ready for you as you prep your grill. Then again what if you’d like to prep your food as fresh as you place them on the grill? Well, that is where this DIY outdoor furniture is perfect for. Slim, mobile, sturdy … let’s build it!
 

Here are some suggested materials to get your inspiration going:

And something out of the box material to tickle that imagination of your’s even further:

 
 


DIY bike rack

Photo from Pinterest by knotty

 
If you are truly a craftsman, anything can be built, why buy when you can build one yourself. This is a very usual item that does not cost much to buy. There are even hooks available, ready to install as a bike rack. But for a DIY man, this is an opportunity or challenge to make something useful and creative.
 

Here are some suggested materials to get your inspiration going:

And something out of the box material to tickle that imagination of your’s even further:

 
 


DIY multipurpose backboard

Photo from Pinterest by Donna Presley

 
For any outdoor activity, we always need a free-standing backboard. It’s useful for tracking scores, like a dartboard mount or placing recipes while grilling. As such, it is a must for backyard aficionados to have at least one of these multi-purpose backboards.
 

Here are some suggested materials to get your inspiration going:

And something out of the box material to tickle that imagination of your’s even further:

 
 


Outdoor Booz lantern

Photo from Pinterest by Hegyi András

 
Repurposing is indeed fun, it gives you the freedom to think out of the box. Anything can be anything new, all it takes is a bit of imagination. Just like with this lighting fixture, there are many ways to present or build this. Simply changing the position of the light, the position of the bottle, or the sequence of light changes are all up to you.
 

Here are some suggested materials to get your inspiration going:

And something out of the box material to tickle that imagination of your’s even further:

 
 


Repurposed bar lamps

Photo from Pinterest by Revista Artesanato

 
Take two, on that repurpose bottle light fixture. This time something that hangs on the ceiling. From chandelier to bar lights, it’s all up to you on how you’d imagine this project should be. You can go steam-punk or retro with these iron pipes, or go modern with white PVCs.
 

Here are some suggested materials to get your inspiration going:

And something out of the box material to tickle that imagination of your’s even further:

 
 
 


Outdoor decor lamp idea

Photo from Pinterest by Dorothy Buluba

 
Yes, the sample did show this project as an already made item. But what if we make one on our own. A DIY outdoor furniture or fixture add-on, that provides lighting ambiance to your evening-yard. Once again all that I set at the bottom are just suggestions, everything is up to you to build from it. Better yet, think out of your safe zone and create something out of this world.
 

Here are some suggested materials to get your inspiration going:

And something out of the box material to tickle that imagination of your’s even further:

 
 
 
 
There it is, 100 Stunning DIY Outdoor Furniture Ideas To Try. Indeed these are all ideas that a craftsman such as yourself can find challenging. But most of them are just an excuse for you to have that relaxing and stress relieving time for yourself.
 
 

All provided materials for each project are just suggestions, as an experienced builder, you may experiment on any one of them. Build something similar but totally out of this world original. As for the repurposed projects, they not only provide nature great help but a truly exceptional challenge for those new at DIY builds.

 

So on your next weekend, why not pick one and build a piece of DIY outdoor furniture that you’d be proud to say “ I built that.”

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