20 Free & Easy DIY Patio Furniture Plans for Your Summer Oasis

Written by Kristiyana Burdeva

The time has come when we can finally enjoy some peace and quiet, relaxing on our patios, with a cold drink in one hand and a book in the other. However, it often happens that after the long months of harsh cold weather, snow and storms, our patio and garden furniture come to be in need of a makeover. Buying new outdoor furniture might not be the cheapest solution, so some of us resort to creative thinking. And what does that mean? Well, making and designing your own outdoor furniture, of course! Find now 20 free and easy DIY patio furniture plans to create the home oasis of your dreams.

Free & Easy DIY Patio Furniture Plans

free diy outdoor furniture plans

To start off your plans for making DIY patio furniture, you must first think of a sofa. An outdoor sofa is an essential part of creating a comfortable and relaxing seating area for you and your family and friends. The sofa featured in the image above is made completely out of pallets. When it comes to DIY furniture, pallets are a great choice of material. They are cheap and easy to come by. After you are done building it, layer your sofa with blankets and cushions.

Slatted Wooden Bench with Pine Boards

easy diy patio bench

Want to build something easy, yet stylish for your small patio on a budget? For this slatted wooden bench, you will need pine boards and wood glue. You can even play a little with the design and paint over it or add some stains. This will give it a completely unique look. The bench is great for patios, decks, and gazebos.

DIY Patio/Backyard Cabana Lounge Plan

diy backyard cabana lounge

Looking for a way to hide yourself from the sun, yet still enjoy a quiet afternoon in the summer? A DIY cabana is the way to go! Creating your own cabana is a cheap and easy DIY patio furniture plan that will bring you great comfort. As an idea, you can make a cabana out of durable curtain fabric and copper pipes. This will be the little homemade luxury in your patio or backyard.

Easy DIY Patio Furniture Plans: Side Table

easy diy patio side table

Another essential item that must be featured in your patio design, is a stable side table. A side table is where you can place your cocktails, snacks, or even a vase with freshly-picked flowers. This DIY wooden side table would be easy to build even for a beginner. If you prefer, you can even paint over it or, if you are good with the brush, create a beautiful and original design,

DIY Outdoor Patio Wooden Bar Idea

easy diy patio bar

Where are we without a bar? I have to say, building a wooden outdoor bar for my patio sure does sound compelling…oh, and what if it was one on wheels?! Now that’s the dream. This DIY patio bar idea right here has just enough shelves and room to fit anything that your heart can desire. You can use some of the lower shelves to place your candles, lanterns and small plants, and leave the top shelf for a luxurious bar table design. Awesome, right?

Porch Swing for a Relaxing Atmosphere

easy diy patio swing bed

Want to try something a bit more challenging? Then this DIY porch swing design is just what you are looking for. A porch swing is a fun and cool DIY patio furniture idea that can be built by a more advanced beginner woodworker. For it, you will need one two-by-four piece of wood, some hardware for building and rope. Layer your finished swing with comfy blankets, colourful cushions, and you can even place a trendy outdoor carpet beneath the swing where you can relax your feet.

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Kristiyana Burdeva is a content writer interested in the latest trends when it comes to hairstyles, fashion, makeup, interior design and tattoos. She loves to travel, and often embarks on road trips with her friends. Kristiyana likes to spend time in nature, going on hikes and camping trips. Ever since she can remember, she has loved to share her personal thoughts and opinions through writing and enjoys reading classical literature works.   Experience 
  • Author at Deavita.net since 2022, Kristiyana has written over 300 articles on various topics related to hairstyles, fashion, makeup, interior design, tattoo art, healthy lifestyle and kitchen recipes.
  • Prior to working at Deavita.net, Kristiyana worked as a freelance writer for various projects.
  • Her interest in hairstyles started back in late 2016 when she first started experimenting with hair dyes, and has been dyeing her own hair and that of close acquaintances ever since
  • Kristiyana has experience in working for a beauty company that sells luxurious cosmetics, which sparked her interest in learning about and establishing a quality skincare routine.
  • When it comes to cooking, she loves trying out new recipes, especially ones with various kinds of spices and herbs, and enjoys cooking for her family and friends.
  • In her yearly years, Kristiyana was very fond of drawing and painting and went on to study Arts for a brief period, and follows many artists on social media till date, tattoo artists included.
Education  Kristiyana went on to study in a specialized high school for English and German, and her love for the languages continues to date. She obtained a bachelor's degree in English and American studies. During her studies, she wrote numerous essays, poetry works, short stories and translated different texts. She was also involved in many volunteering programs, where she helped to educate children that came from unstable communities, or projects connected with the European Solidarity Corps.

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