40 Patio, Playroom and Outdoor Furniture Ideas

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Before we know it, family and friends will be in our backyards and porches. In colder months, this doesn’t quite seem possible. But if you are a DIY-er, then you know that this is the perfect time to create great outdoor furniture.

One of the best things about DIY-ing your outdoor furniture is that you can customize it exactly to your specific needs. So if you have a large immediate family or extended family, it is super easy to DIY lots of seats for everyone – or even a larger table that you all can sit at. Many also prefer DIY outdoor furniture because they can easily compliment their house outdoor paint colors and overall decor style. We all know that outdoor furniture is typically found in a couple of colors, but certainly not every one you might want for your home.

If you are new to woodworking projects, ask a family member or friend to be your DIY buddy as you get started. You certainly may be confident to do any project you would like to, but having someone to ask a few questions in the beginning can be very helpful. You will also notice that most of these 40 DIY projects will let you know if they are ideal for Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced, so there’s something here for everyone. If you are brand new to woodworking DIY, we recommend you look at starting with a classic bench project, which is smaller than a table or even a chair. Or consider making a small, outdoor coffee table, we have a few in here!

Happy DIY-ing!

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Make Your Own Inexpensive Outdoor Furniture with this DIY Concrete Block Bench

Want a great bench? DIY this one.

From Contemporist

4ft Swing Handmade Southern Style

Love sitting on your front porch? Then you need a porch swing.

From Etsy.com by TribesSouthernSwings

Outdoor Furniture Adirondack Chairs

Love Adirondack chairs? Try this DIY project.

From Instructables

5 Foot Amish Heavy Duty Porch Swing

Do you like Amish woodworking? Look at this porch swing.

From Etsy.com by CentervilleAmish

How to Build an Outdoor Couch with Pallets: Part 1

Want a great outdoor couch? Try DIY-ing it with pallets.

From Wunder-Mom 

Wisconsin chair

Isn’t this pretty? A chair with a table.

From Etsy.com by TwoHeartedCabincraft

DIY Outdoor Garden Furniture

Do you have pallets? You can make classic outdoor furniture.

From Instructables 

Porch Swing The Daniel Island Swing Bed

Like to take a cozy nap on your porch? Take a look at this porch swing!

From Etsy.com by LowcountrySwingBeds

Patio Set

Want your patio to look great? Look at this lovely set.

From Etsy.com by RustysWoodworking

How to Make a Pallet Wood Planter

Love to garden? Make this great planter for your porch.

From HouseByHoff 

Garden Bench

Isn’t this lovely? Its perfect for your garden.

From Etsy.com by RustysWoodworking

Outdoor Bench with Storage

Want a great outdoor bench? Try this DIY.

From Instructables 

DIY Tile Outdoor Table

Want a great contemporary outdoor table? Look at this DIY.

From CentsationalStyle

Handmade Rustic Outdoor Wooden Bench

Want a bench for your backyard? Look at this sturdy one.

From Etsy.com by rememberwynn23 

Outdoor Table with Ice Box Cooler

Want to welcome your guests? Try this DIY.

From Instructables

How to Build a Tree Bench

Want to enjoy the beauty of nature? DIY a tree bench.

From ThisOldHouse

Build Patio Table with Built In Ice Boxes

Does your family love to entertain? Well, then you’ve got to DIY this table.

From Remodelaholic 

H Leg Benches

Want classic outdoor benches? Look at this DIY.

From RogueEngineer

Outdoor Rustic Wooden Cooler Bar

Like to welcome your guests with a cold drink? Then you need a bar like this.

From Etsy.com by RusticWoodWorx

DIY X Stool or Table

Want an outdoor stool or little table? Try this great DIY.

From LadyGoats

Outdoor Nesting Activity Table

Do your kids like to play outside? DIY this table.

From RogueEngineer

Simple Lounger for the Simple Modern Outdoor Collection

Want a lounge chair for by the pool? Look at this DIY.

From Ana-White

Homemade Modern DIY Outdoor Concrete Bench

Want a sturdy bench? Try this one.

From Instructables 

DIY Grilling Cart

Love to grill? Try this DIY.

From BlackAndDecker

Outdoor Arm Chair

What could be better than a comfy arm chair? Why, 2 of course!

From RogueEngineer 

Free Woodworking Plans to Build a Potterybarn Inspired Chesapeake Single Chaise Lounge

Love the Pottery Barn style? Take a look at this project.

From TheDesignConfidential 

Cocktail Garden Bar

Like to have a cocktail out on the porch? Try this fun project.

From RogueEngineer 

Simple White Outdoor Sofa and Loveseat

Want a great furniture collection for outdoors? DIY this one.

From Ana-White

Outdoor Chaise Lounge

Want to sit in the sun and read? Make this beautiful lounge chair.

From BuildSomething 

Outdoor Furniture and coffee table

Like to socialize outside? Try this great DIY.

From Ana-White

DIY Outdoor Checkers Game Table

Is family game time your favorite? This is the DIY for you.

From BlackAndDecker 

Old crate ottoman

Classic and vintage. The perfect DIY ottoman.

From ILoveThatJunk

DIY Patio Table with Cooler

Do you entertain a lot? DIY this table.

From BlackAndDecker

Easy Modern Outdoor Sofa

Want everyone to gather at your place? DIY this sofa.

From BuildSomething

DIY Outdoor Chaise Lounge

Want a lounge for 2 people? Take a look at this project.

From BlackAndDecker

Day 15 Repurposed Styrofoam Box to Ottoman

Want an outdoor ottoman? Take a look at this one.

From ColorMeDomestic 

Easiest 2×4 Bench Plans Ever

Want to make a great wooden bench? Take a look at this DIY.

From IAmAHomemaker

DIY Sisal Rope Ottoman From a Milk Crate!

Love sisal rope? Here’s an eco-friendly ottoman.

From DwellingInHappiness

DIY Outdoor Bench

Want to sit in your garden? Try this DIY.

From BlackAndDecker

DIY Outdoor Furniture

Want to really enjoy the outdoors? DIY this set of furniture.

From HoneyBearLane

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