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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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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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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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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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 10 below.
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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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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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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.Continue to 9 of 10 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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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.