Articles in: outdoor patio furniture

How to Build an Outdoor Coffee Table, with Ana White

Posted by: on May 21st, 2013 | 4 Comments


Stylish, functional patio furniture is a must for entertaining and relaxing outdoors. And while there are a plethora of offerings for outdoor dining and seating sets, patio chairs, tables, benches and more, you may get more enjoyment from building a unique piece yourself.

Here’s a short video featuring popular DIY blogger Ana White and Home Depot associate Wendy that will show you how to build an outdoor coffee table for your patio, porch or wherever you need a place to put your feet up, or set things down.

The table is easy to build, as you will see in the video, but you will need to have a few basic tools and materials on hand. In addition to boards, wood screws and wood glue, you’ll also need a few power tools, including a circular saw, a drill, and perhaps a cordless nailer. Don’t worry if you don’t own some of the tools on this list. Your local Home Depot Tool Rental Center will be happy to let you use ours for a few hours.

Download the printable instructions for this outdoor coffee table when you’re ready to get started, and don’t be shy about emailing us photos of your awesome new outdoor coffee table when you’re done.

And if you’d like to brush up on your home improvement skills, The Home Depot offers free weekly workshops for DIYers of all ages and experience levels.


For more inspiration to help you transform the look of your deck, patio and other outdoor living spaces, check out our Style Challenge series, including the Patio Style Challenge, and the special Adirondack Challenge edition.

Check out more DIY and home improvement videos here on the Home Depot blog and on The Home Depot’s YouTube channel.

[Editor's note: Previously, our link to the downloadable instructions delivered the wrong document. We've fixed that problem. We apologize for that error.]

New Patio Furniture Collections for 2013

Posted by: on May 7th, 2013 | Make A Comment


It’s the outdoor season again and The Home Depot has an exciting lineup of new patio furniture collections designed to bring more comfort and style to your outdoor living space. So, if you’ve been thinking about replacing an old or worn patio set, or you’re considering a new one, now is the time.

In this short video, Home Depot associates Stacey and Jennifer will show you some of the features and innovations of our new patio collections for 2013. This year’s collection includes a diverse and stylish array of dining sets and seating sets, ranging from the traditional look of the Fall River, Edington and Westbury collections, to the BarnsleyWoodbury and Madison sets that have a more contemporary appeal.

Each of the collections is available in multiple configurations, allowing you to combine dining and seating sets with chaise lounges, accent tables, ottomans, umbrellasfirepits and more to create a coordinated look tailored to your outdoor lifestyle.

After you’ve finished watching the video, you can shop these collections and all of our patio furniture — and find everything you need for outdoors – online and at your local Home Depot store.


We have more videos here on the Home Depot blog and on The Home Depot’s YouTube channel.


How To Choose Patio Furniture for Your Outdoor Living Space

Posted by: on April 4th, 2013 | One Comment


As the weather turns warmer, many of you may be thinking about outdoor spaces in need of completely new or updated patio furniture.

If you have already been actively shopping, you know there are many things to consider. Color, style and comfort are the things most of us tend to focus on immediately. But what about the amount of exposure to the elements your patio furniture will endure year after year? Or, how will you actually use your outdoor furnishings? And what about the size of your outdoor living space? Will that 5-piece seating set you covet really work on your apartment balcony?

For help with these questions and others you may not have considered, we asked Home Depot associate Mike for his advice. This short video covers everything from the different types of material used in making patio furniture to the many ways you can tailor your outdoor space to suit your personal style.

You’ll also see the latest in full outdoor dining and seating sets, smaller bistro sets, chaise lounges, outdoor chairs and tables and more. Plus, there are plenty of tips for enhancing the look and functionality of your outdoor living areas with accessories like outdoor cushions and pillows, umbrellas, and deck boxes for storage.

Whether your goal is to create a space for a quiet retreat or to design an outdoor room for dining and entertaining, after this video you’ll feel better informed and ready to live a better life outdoors.


We have more DIY, home improvement and gardening videos here on the Home Depot blog and on The Home Depot’s YouTube channel.

How To Paint and Restore Metal Patio Furniture

Posted by: on March 21st, 2013 | 3 Comments


Mary from Idaho posted a question on the Home Depot Community Forums asking how to repaint her weathered and rusting outdoor patio set. You might have older metal patio furniture, too, that’s in need of a fresh coat of paint to restore its former luster. So we’re sharing the advice we gave Mary.

In response to Mary’s inquiry, Pat, one of our knowledgeable Forums associates, created this short video. It shows you how to refinish a metal patio set ravaged by time and the elements.

Follow along and Pat will walk you through the aisles to help you find everything you’ll need to complete this project, from wire brushes and sandpaper to primer and spray paint.

When you’re finished with the video, you’ll be ready to give your outdoor living space a new look and fresh feel with lovingly restored patio furniture.

For more inspiration, take a look at this vintage metal patio furniture set restored and styled by Caroline from The Apron blog. You can check out her step-by-step makeover here on the blog.


Image of patio set restored from rusty to deep green with spray paint


We have more DIY, home improvement and gardening videos here on the Home Depot blog and on The Home Depot’s YouTube channel.


2012 is Your Year for New Patio Furniture

Posted by: on February 20th, 2012 | 3 Comments

When you peek out back through your French doors, do you like what you see? Did the thought occur to you that the last time you bought new patio furniture, the year began with “19″?

If you’ve ever tried researching all the different types of patio furniture before, you know it’s not easy deciding which type is right for your patio or deck. With all the available designs and styles, we can certainly understand if you’ve thrown up your hands in frustration.

To help you navigate the patio waters (and save you some stress), here’s our roundup of the latest patio furniture styles available for 2012. Check out the 2012 Outdoor Furniture Collection, which lists over 75 new patio furniture sets and pieces now available at

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Give Your Front Porch A Facelift

Posted by: on August 20th, 2011 | 2 Comments

Home Depot Store Associate, Atlanta GA

I’ve been seeing those “lifestyle facelift” commercials and advertisements all over the place. While I intend on keeping my face intact, my front porch will be getting its own facelift! There are quick and inexpensive ways to update and transform the look of the front of your home.

An updated front porch will make your guests feel welcome and improve your home’s curb appeal. You are only a splash of color, a quick coat of paint, and a few simple accents away from a totally new look. 

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