As the weather gets better and better outside, it’s time to build something for your backyard, garden or patio. And since we’re all about DIY crafts for home decor, we may very well offer you a few suggestions for the outside as well. Making your own piece of furniture is a fun activity and you could use a nice outside sofa, a table or a chair for those long and lovely summer days as well.

So here we have 15 different DIY projects for outside furniture which include sofas, chairs, tables and other useful contraptions. If you’re looking to do something crafty outside, choose some of these projects from the list and let us know how it goes.

Farmhouse Outdoor Couches

Bring farmhouse decor to your porch or backyard with these lovely DIY outdoor couches. This project takes some effort to finish but the tutorial shows you how to do it in one day. Check it out.

Reclaimed Wood X-stool

This simple x-base stool is small but useful and very attractive. The concrete top makes it sturdy and perfectly fit to withstand any weather outside so you can use it in your garden as well as the porch. You can use reclaimed wood to build it too, as shown in this tutorial.

Backyard Chairs

Do you need a pair of chairs for your backyard or patio? Building comfortable seating for the outdoors is a fairly easy project and it’s certainly doable even if you’re not a seasoned crafter. Check out this tutorial to see how it’s done.

Patio Table with Ice Boxes

There’s no better DIY project than making something useful and multipurpose. This outdoor table is not just any table. It has built-in ice boxes to keep those drinks cool on hot summer days when you’re having a BBQ or just lounging in your backyard. The tutorial has complete steps for this project.

Outdoor Sectional

It may seem like this outdoor sectional is a big DIY project but the best thing about it is that you can make it only as big as you need. It’s a great and cheap way to furnish your backyard or patio whenever you need. Look for the plans in the tutorial.

Pallet Sectional

This DIY project for outdoor furniture is so great because it makes building big furniture easy. All you need is as much pallet wood as necessary for this endeavor. The resulting sectional (or a bench, if you prefer) is very comfortable and quite good looking. Check out the tutorial for step by step explanation how to do it.

Cinder Block Bench

This project is dead easy and that’s what’s so great about it. Get some wooden beams and cinder blocks to build this quick but lovely outdoor bench. Check out the tutorial for all the details.

Outdoor Pergola

If your backyard needs this, then this is how to build it. A full pergola is a big project but it’s definitely worth your while. This particular tutorial comes with plans for fire pits, swings and a serving area. Check it out.

Patio Cooler Stand

Check out how to build a DIY patio cooler stand @istandarddesign


When the summer comes you will need one of these on your patio or in your backyard. A cooler is quite a necessity on cold summer days and you can build this lovely stand for it with this DIY woodworking project. Check out the tutorial for instructions.

Crocheted Hammock

Check out how to make a DIY crocheted hammock @istandarddesign


Get yourself comfortable on your porch in this DIY crocheted hammock. If you’re not into much of woodworking to build outdoor furniture, this simple project might be what you need. Check out the tutorial that shows all the details on making it.

Outdoor Sofa

This is quite an easy project for an outdoor sofa that you can build over the weekend. If you need some more outdoor seating, this is the project for you. Make sure to check out the tutorial for more details.

Cinder Block Sofa

Make some extra outdoor seating in your backyard by building this quick and easy bench (or even a sofa if you like) from cinder blocks. We especially love the paint job that adds this simple piece of furniture so much charm. Check out the tutorial.

Outdoor Table

This project for a DIY outdoor table is quite involved but if you’re into woodworking you will love building it. It features removable legs and it’s big enough to seat ten people if you follow the plans. Check out the tutorial for complete instructions and plans.

Zinc Tabletop

This DIY project not only gives you a table for extra serving surface outside in your backyard or patio but it also has some style with a zinc tabletop. If you like this look, check out the tutorial on how to do it.

Simple Patio Table

If you put a price on it, this tutorial claims you can make a DIY patio table for only $60. It’s quite a bargain and a great way to spend your weekend building something, if you ask us. So check out this tutorial and make yourself a nice piece of furniture for the outside.

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