Make your dream patio a reality with these free DIY patio furniture plans that will help you build everything you need for a patio, you won't want to leave. Find ways to save money, create some quality furniture, and learn a lot about simple building techniques along the way.
Included are patio furniture plans to help you build seating like sofas and benches, tables from big to small, and fun additions like a bar and porch swing to make your patio or outdoor space one you'll love for years.
Here are 10 projects to get you started on your summertime sanctuary.
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Outdoor Sofa and Coffee Table
Start your patio makeover by making a DIY sofa and coffee table. The sofa has a modern feel to it with clean lines that measures about 72 inches long. The slim bench matches perfectly making it perfect for tight spaces. Pressure-treated lumber, deck stain, and sealer are used on the frame and table so they will both stand up to any kind of weather.
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Outdoor Side Table
Having a great side table is a must for your patio furniture. It's a place where you can set drinks and food or even use as a plant stand. This affordable 2-foot by 4-foot side table is so easy to make that even a beginner can build it. The free downloadable plan includes everything you need to get started and there's even a video available to make sure it's a success.
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Reclaimed Wood Patio Farm Table
If you have a small patio, that doesn't mean that you can't have a table. This plan takes an existing small table and adds some reclaimed wood from pallets to the top. The result is a great little table where you can eat or even use as a desk.
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Easy Pallet Sofa
If you're planning on making some DIY patio furniture, seating is a must. This patio sofa is built almost completely out of pallets. Cushions made out of foam covered with a drop cloth finishes the sofa, giving it a casual look that's easy to maintain.Continue to 5 of 23 below.
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Mid-Century Slatted Bench
This mid-century slatted wooden bench would look great on a patio, deck, or even a gazebo. It's built completely out of 1-inch by 4-inch pine boards and secured with wood glue to give it a stacked look that looks like it's straight out of a catalog. Changing it up with paint or stain is another way to give it a completely unique look that's entirely yours.
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Although your dream may be a complete outdoor kitchen, this outdoor bar will give you a similar feel for a fraction of the price and requires much less space. The base of the bar is made out of wood and has a full and a half shelf for storage, bottles, or glasses. It's topped with a DIY concrete counter giving it a slight industrial feel. You could also use it as a BBQ island that sits by your grill.
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Outdoor Modular Bench With Storage
This outdoor patio plan is for a modular bench that will give you a ton of seating and even more storage. This is an easy build and it costs less than $200 from start to finish. This would look great on your patio with the shade of a pergola.
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Outdoor Coffee Table With Planter
This unique coffee table has a built-in plant stand and shelves and is unlike anything you'd see at the store. It builds a modern table that's both functional and a work of art. It's also on the smaller side, making it a great addition to a patio with limited gardening space. It would also look good out in the yard if you're looking for some landscaping ideas.Continue to 9 of 23 below.
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A porch swing is a fun piece of DIY furniture that's great for the advanced beginner woodworker looking for something a bit more challenging but still completely approachable. This porch swing uses just one two-by-four piece of wood, rope, and some hardware to build. There are plenty of directions and photos that show you every part of the build process.
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Patio Umbrella Stand
If you have an umbrella on your patio, you've probably had a problem with the wind trying to rip that thing right up and over to your neighbor's house. This patio umbrella stand is a simple DIY project that will keep your umbrella just where you want it.
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Outdoor Coffee Table
This outdoor coffee table is more than meets the eye. Underneath the table are small side tables that can be brought out when you need more table space. Tuck them back in when you're finished and you have a great looking coffee table.
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Outdoor Crate Coffee Table with Wheels
This outdoor crate coffee table is on wheels, giving you the flexibility to move it around your patio. Wooden crates are stained and then put together to form the coffee table. A base is built with the wheels added on. You could really change the look of this coffee table depending on your stain or paint choice.Continue to 13 of 23 below.
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Pallet Wood Sofa
Leftover pallet wood is used to create this rustic outdoor sofa. It includes plans on how to build as well as how to decorate it with shabby chic pillows and accessories. It's an easy-to-follow plan that's very easy on the budget.
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$15 Outdoor Coffee Table
You can built this outdoor coffee table for an unbelievable $15. Just a few pieces of lumber make up this simple table. This would look great with a patio set or simply on its own.
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Corner Bench with Built-In Table
Perfect for a small patio or porch, this corner bench with a built-in table will give you some seating without having to give up too much space. This plan takes you through building the bench with table, giving lots of good tips along the way.
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Cedar Bench with Planters
This bench would be perfect for a patio! Built with beautiful cedar wood and two planters flag the bench. It's a great place to let your guests rest and relax. This is a high-quality bench that's going to last your for many years to come.
Cedar Bench with Planters from My Daily Randomness by Brittany StagerContinue to 17 of 23 below.
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Modern Outdoor Chairs
Aren't these chairs beautiful? You can build a pair for yourself with this free plan from Cherished Bliss. The chairs have clean straight lines making them the perfect modern pick for your patio.
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Outdoor Side Table with Cooler
This piece of patio furniture pulls double duty. Sit your drink on top of this table or store them inside to keep them cool. This is a completely free plan with lots of diagrams to help you successfully build it.
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Farmhouse Style Wood Spool Table
If you can get your hands on a wooden spool, then you can follow this tutorial to turn it into a farmhouse-style table that can be used on your patio or just about anywhere else. Finish it with paint or stain to give it a fresh new look.
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These modern outdoor chairs can be built for just a little over $100 each. These chairs aren't very difficult to build and would be a great project for a beginner. You can also choose to make some cushions for your chairs to make them extra comfy.
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Outdoor Side Table with Storage
Upcycle an old planter with this project that turns it into a side table. No power tools are required for this quick project. A stencil on the top and the jute on the side give the table a nice finishing touch. Don't glue the table top to the planter and you'll be able to use it for storage.
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$20 DIY Outdoor Dining Table
Here's another budget-friendly patio project and this one only costs $20 to build. It builds a square table, just large enough to fit some standard size patio chairs around. You could even add a hole in the center of the table for an umbrellas. Since this is a really quick project, you can have this dining table built in a day.
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Upcycled Beverage Station
Here's a unique idea that's sure to add a ton of fun to your patio. This project details how to take an old door and upcycle it into a beverage station. Your guests will love it!