DIY Outdoor Furniture Ideas

Haven't found the right furniture for your outdoor space yet? Curious to know where to get started and how? We have the answers for you. From tutorial videos to top projects, we have ideas to inspire you and get you started making your own outdoor furniture. Be sure to follow the popular discussions happening right now on the topic.

Outdoor Furniture Basics
Choose wisely
Be sure to only buy chairs and tables that were designed to be outdoors. Don’t purchase items that will mold or get blown away.
Measure up
Measure the terrace or deck space before buying furniture to avoid getting chairs and tables that look too small or big in the space.
Set your intention
Do you intend to relax or is it a place for barbecues? Decide how you wish to utilize the space and purchase the appropriate furniture.
Color and materials
Earthy colors blend well in a garden and don’t reveal dirt. Opt for easy-to-clean materials which won’t get damaged by wind or rain.
Stay tidy
Especially in the fall and winter, clean and wipe your furniture on a regular basis to prevent leaves and mold from accumulating.
Top Projects for Outdoor Furniture

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Outdoor Furniture Videos

DIY outdoor furniture in video tutorial format. This is what you've been looking for.

Outdoor Table Using Pavers!

This is the EASIEST concrete table top ever! The whole build only cost $35 and we use it constantly!

Folding Chair Upcycle

This post was transcribed by a member of the Hometalk editorial team from the original HometalkTV episode.The next time you see a folding chair by the curb, grab it! You can turn it into the perfect game-day chair.

New Life for an Old Chair

I had an Adirondack chair which really needed help. I was going to paint it then I had another idea.

I Built a Fire Table Out of a Recycled Wine Barrel and Wire Spool.

I wanted to surprise my family with a unique gift so I built an outdoor table from a recycled wine barrel and wire spool. The catch was I integrated a propane burner into the project to produce a fire table the whole family could enjoy on those cool nights. Follow along and you too can build something unique like this.

New Outdoor Furniture Projects

Browse our new DIY outdoor furniture projects and get inspired.

Browse Outdoor Furniture Projects
Give Your Backyard a Stylish Makeover With Overstock & Safavieh
How to Upcycle an Old Bed Base Into a Cold Frame
How to Create a Rustic Wood Footstool With Jute Twine
Wicker Chair + Spray Paint = Instant Happiness
Make a Bright, Colorful Moroccan Side Table for Your Home
Turn a Vintage Milk Can Into a Stylish Stool
Lowe’s Picnic Table Makeover, Memaw’s Way!
Material of the Week: Rust-Oleum Painter's Touch 2x Spray
How To Refinish Wrought Iron Patio Furniture
Antique Soda Fountain Parlor Set Reclaimed by SK Sartell
Trash to Ottoman From Papasan Chair
Ever Wanted to Make One of Those Dresser Drawer Ottomans?
Turn an Inexpensive Wire Basket Into a Gorgeous DIY Table
DIY Side Table: How to Craft a Stunning Faux Stone Patio Accent Table
Refinishing Wooden Slat Patio Chairs
DIY Wood Pallet Outdoor Bar
Restoring Grandma's Cart
The Easiest Way To Paint Furniture With Curves
How to Make a Steam Bent Chair
New Life for an Old Chair
Rustic Cooler
I Built a Fire Table Out of a Recycled Wine Barrel and Wire Spool.
Old Coffee Table Makeover Transformation With Mosaic Glass Tiles
How to Paint Wicker and A Wicker Chair Makeover
Mosaic Garden Table
How to Build and Style a Stunning DIY Outdoor Coffee Table
What Can You Make Out of Wire Spools...This and That!
Old Desk... Home Bar!
Big Rustic Style Cooler
A "Tie-Dye for" Set of Barstools!
How to Make a 5-Minute Patio Table Using Wine Corks
DIY Granny Shopping Cart Laundry Hamper
Free(ish) Pool Bar Stool
Rewebbing a Lawn Chair Without Actual Webbing
Tomato Cages to Cocktail Tables
Herb Garden in Patio Table
Broken Patio Chair Rescue!!
Iron Bench & Table Into Chair & Ottoman
Upcycling a Round Folding Table
EndTable Facelift...
DIY Bucket A/C
Vintage Tea Cart Makeover! (Amazing!)
Free Pallets in Augusta Georgia!
How to Easily Make DIY Pool Chairs For Sitting & Paddling
DIY Outdoor Pallet Tile Coffee Table
Upcycle Plastic Folding Table
Refresh Outside Plastic Furniture
How to Use up Your Old Broken China to Make a Unique Mosaic Table
Redo Patio Sling Chairs for Under $25
Refurbished/Recycled Trampoline Swing!
Pottery Barn "Inspired" Abbott Island & Hutch Set
New Life for a Vintage Glider and Chairs!
Repurposed Plant Stand and Updated Patio Furniture
Old Water Trough to a Patio Storage and Table
How to Build a Simple Potting Bench.
Outdoor Entertaining: How to Construct a Versatile Cinder Block Bar
DIY Cooler: How to Update a Cooler for Outdoor Entertaining
Make an Outdoor Drink Pedestal Table Your Guests Will Love
Faux Stained Glass: Pond in a Table
Fire pit Table Top