Places: DIY Outdoor Furniture Ideas

Posted by: on July 3rd, 2013 | 4 Comments
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We were inspired to round up a few creative ideas for building DIY outdoor furniture after stumbling across this gem of a makeover on the The Pennington Point blog. Lisa and her family created this entire outdoor living space out on their deck using “junk” from around their home and random building materials left over from previous projects. She even made her own cushions and pillows.

One of the many things we learned from the Penningtons is to hold on to every leftover scrap from a project. You never know when it might come in handy. Another thing we learned is that with the right tools, materials and a little patience, you can create the perfect spot to spend an afternoon or evening outdoors.

Here are a few more ideas for making outdoor furniture you can use in your own unique outdoor living area.

 

DIY Outdoor Furniture

 

Turn crates and cinder blocks into seating benches. Seal and spray paint an old stump and you’ve got a glam side table. Bale logs in chicken wire for a table, or chainsaw them into a one-of-a-kind chaise lounger. Take a good look at these amazing projects and just imagine the outdoor furniture you could create.

Reclaimed and Repurposed Outdoor Furniture

 

Old claw foot tubs, whiskey barrels, tree trunks, large wooden spools and discarded church pews make exceptional outdoor furniture, too.

 

Pallet Furniture Projects for Outdoor Living Spaces

 

Images of Outdoor Furniture Made From Pallets

Images via Far Out Flora (clockwise from top left), Pretty Prudent, 1001 Pallets, Lottas Himmelrom, Bridgman and Ana White

 

Pallets have to be one of most the most popular and versatile DIY materials on earth. OK, maybe that’s a bit rich. But we certainly never tire of talking about them here, and there seems to be no end to what you can build with them.

 

Are you looking for new patio furniture, or is it time to update your existing outdoor dining set or seating set? We’ve got an amazing selection of patio furniture to choose from at The Home Depot. You’ll also find a wide assortment of patio accessories to enhance your outdoor living spaces, too, from patio umbrellas and fire pits to furniture covers and deck boxes. And see more inspiration and ideas in our Places series here on the Apron Blog.

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  1. Lyla says:

    Are there directions for any of these projects? I love the look of these items and would love to see some directions.

    • Craig Allen says:

      Hi, Lyla.

      Aren’t these ideas terrific? This article is a round up of interesting stuff we found on other websites. In many cases there are some instructions at the original website.

      There’s a link to the source of each of the pictures we featured– you’ll see them in the captions of the illustrations, in orange text. Click the link, and you’ll go to where we found the image.

      -Craig, from The Home Depot

  2. Lisa says:

    Thanks for the feature! You are right, we save every scrap and we use them on tons of other projects. And for SURE the right tool is important. Lisa~

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