I love being outside.  It seriously makes me happy just walking into my backyard and feeling the sun on my head and shoulders.  So when summer time comes around I live outside. We eat most dinners out there (easy clean up!), I read outside, and my kids are always finding bugs, building forts, or running around screaming for the fun of it.

Yard furniture is really necessary if you are going to spend any time outside, however outdoor furniture is one the most expensive things out there.

Here are some of the greatest tutorials for DIY outdoor furniture.

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Ways to DIY Outdoor Furniture

DIY Outdoor Lounge Chairs

Make these lounge chairs for about $80 each, compared to the price tag of $400 each.  The complete plans for these lounge chairs are yours at the link above.


DIY Outdoor Sectional

This sectional is on my list for DIY outdoor furniture this year.  I often have parties which requires a lot of seating space.  This sectional is the perfect solution.


DIY Outdoor Storage Benches

DIY outdoor furniture that also acts as a storage area?  Score!  They used this for pillows, but bats, basketballs and t-ball equipment would go in my bench.


DIY Outdoor Couch

This outdoor bench is so simple it raves that it can be completed in 4 hours!   I love the dark stain they chose.  DIY outdoor furniture allows you to pick the color you want from stain to cushions!


DIY Adirondack Chairs

I have several adirondack chairs in my yard.  Their shape makes the most comfortable chair you will experience outdoors.  If you are handing with a saw and nail gun try this DIY tutorials.


DIY Outdoor Fire Pit

We lived several years without a firepit, and I didn’t understand what I was missing.  A late night fire after a summer day is one of the most relaxing moments.  My kids love it and we love it!


DIY Large Outdoor Dining Table

This table is only for the total DIYers out there.  If you have hard winters like I do, please use treated wood or wood that can withstand moister such as teak or pine.


DIY Tile Outdoor Table

Need some color?  This beautiful outdoor table is make with using bathroom tiles from a local hardware store.


Quick Living Room Makeover


DIY X Brace Side Table

I love this side table.  It is beautiful and with this tutorial it is do-able!  I hope you have fun not  only making your DIY outdoor furniture but also soaking up the sun when you use them!