17 DIY Outdoor Furniture Ideas To Make Your Yard More Welcoming

Spring is finally here and the it's slowly starting to warm up outside. For most people that means getting to spend more time in their outdoor spaces.

Sometimes after a dreary winter, the backyard ends up looking a little shabby but, with a little elbow grease, it's not difficult to transform your yard into a space you'll want to spend all of your time. And, if you're willing to DIY, you'll also be able save quite a bit of money.

We've found 17 DIY outdoor furniture ideas that will make your yard more welcoming and make you the envy of the neighborhood.

Herb Garden Coffee Table

Imagine it's a warm summer evening, and you're sitting on your porch swing, lazily sipping on a tasty little beverage with a sprig of fresh mint from the herb garden sitting right in front of you. For around $75, you can build this herb garden coffee table.

Via A Beautiful Mess

West Elm Knock-Off Bench

Learn how to make this stylish modern West Elm bench for under $15!

Via Home Made By Carmona

Outdoor Movie Theatre

Movie night under the stars, in your garden, will become one of your favorite luxuries. Here's a step-by-step DIY for creating a modern outdoor theater in your backyard.

Via The Horticult

Butler Stand

Check out this great tutorial on how to build this DIY Butler Stand, inspired by West Elm’s Jardine Butler Stand.

Via The House of Wood

Rope Ottoman

This the prettiest use for an old tire ever in the history of tires. Learn how to make your own rope ottoman.

Via Style Me Pretty Living


If you have a garden and want to break up the space, maybe with

a reading nook, a pergola may be just what you’re looking for.

Via A Beautiful Mess

Outdoor Pallet Swing

Make this upcycled pallet swing for your backyard this summer. Full instructions and video tutorial.

Via The Sorry Girls

Wood and Steel Console

You’d pay thousands of dollars for a store-bought wood and steel console, BUT, you don’t have to spend even close to that if you build your own console. If you’re looking for something industrial and rustic, this may be the perfect addition to your backyard.

Via The House of Wood

Outdoor Chaise Lounge

Kick back in comfort outside with this great-looking outdoor chaise lounge. It’s built with a shape that cradles your body and keeps you from sliding down.

Via Build Something

Pallet Coffee Table

Could you use an outdoor coffee table or retreat space? Why not upcycle some wooden pallets and create a gorgeous outdoor space.

Via Southern Revivals

Butcher Block Rolling Grill Cart

Wouldn’t this rolling grill cart make the perfect gift for your favorite Grill Master? But they’re so expensive to buy… but not if you follow this tutorial.

Via The House of Wood

Mid-Century Trellis

If you’re looking for something to divide up some of your outdoor space, that mid-century trellis may be the perfect solution.

Via A Beautiful Mess

Outdoor Couches

Believe it or not, you can make two outdoor couches in one afternoon with less than $100 in lumber.

Via Honeybear Lane

X-End Table

Reuse some wood and make this hip looking x-end table which is also seat-height, so it can double as extra seating!

Via Lady Goats

Copper Pipe Cabana

This cabana isn’t your ordinary cabana – it’s made of gorgeous copper pipes. Who can resist a little coppery goodness?

Via Home Made by Carmona

Grass Daybed

Turn your extra outdoor space into your favorite escape with this DIY daybed grass!

Via My Modern Met

Square Beadboard Garden Planter

If you’re thinking of sprucing up my front yard why not try building a fun garden planter for your front entrance or porch.

Via Home and Away

Have these great outdoor furniture DIYs given you a little inspiration?

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