Make your patio the place to be with some of our best outdoor woodworking projects! These woodworking plans are built to last, and will have your guests (or family) impressed with your craftsmanship. Build these for yourself, or give as a handmade gift that is meant to last and can be treasured for years to come.
Curvy Cedar Outdoor Bench
Want to build a woodworking project that will last? Try this curvy cedar outdoor bench! Simple, fast, and solid, this bench is the perfect addition to your patio, and can be built quite quickly. Cedar is one of the best choices for outdoor projects, as it is resistant to rot and bugs! You can either use rough sawn cedar boards and plane them down, or use dimensioned lumber to build this bench.
Find the Curvy Outdoor Bench project here!
The Big Green Egg Cart
This project is a bit specific, but is a great idea if you want to look like world class BBQ chef! When making this rolling cart, make sure to use high quality corrosion resistant hardware to ensure your big green egg cart can stand the test of time. You’ll also want to choose a rot resistant material (something to consider for all outdoor projects) such as cedar, teak, cyprus, or white oak. This cart weighs in at a whopping 600 pounds when fully loaded, and you don’t want to be making a new one every five years! Build it sturdy to begin with, and let it stand the test of time!
Find the Big Green Egg Cart project here!
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Patio Wall Planter
Looking to screen of a corner of your yard, garden, or patio? This Patio Wall Planter is just the project for you! It acts as a partition, and you’ll have the option to build the additional planter box as it is built separately. When completed, this project measures about eight feet tall by eight feet long, so you will have to plan accordingly with the size of your yard.
Find the Patio Wall Planter project here!
These full-size Adirondack chairs will make you the envy of the neighborhood. They add a personal touch to your patio, and their curved back seat makes them incredibly comfortable. However, be warned! Once your guests sit in one of these, they’ll be asking you to build them their own! This project is accessible to woodworkers of all levels, and will be perfect on your patio, or as a gift for a friend.
Find the Adirondack Chair project here!
Add style and functionality to your yard with these planter bench plans! Simple and elegant, this project goes great on the corner of any patio. The straight cuts and modular design allow you to decide what combination of planters and benches work best for your own space. We suggest using redwood for this bench, but other woods can be substituted if treated properly. When finished, the planter bench measures about 20.5 inches square by 17 inches tall, and the benches measure 36 inches long by 15 inches wide.
Find the Planter Bench project here!
Outdoor 4 Person Table
So you’ve built your Adirondack chairs, but now need a table for them to sit around? We’ve got the plans for you! Another simple, quick, and rock solid project, this 4 person outdoor table will last a lifetime. Just like the bench mentioned above, this project calls for cedar, and is finished with a clear exterior sealer, making sure it will stand sturdy in the outdoors. With this project, you can create a great socializing and dining spot on your patio in no time!
Find the Outdoor 4 Person Table here!Adding Accents to Outdoor Projects
Now that you’ve built some of our best outdoor patio projects, you might want to add some accents or hide some joinery. Check out this video where George Vondriska shows you how to add interesting design elements.
Interested in building more outdoor woodworking projects for your garden, yard, or patio? Check out some of our other videos and articles:6 Woodworking Projects for the Garden
Building a Standing Planter Box
Tiered Planter Plans
DIY Plant Table
Potting Bench Plans
Outdoor Projects 6-Plan Set
Patio Bar Plans
Everything I have seen from WWGOA has been top notch. I look forward to trying these plans out
Planter / accent corner video : Really ! using a acid brush to spread the glue ? Silicone brush ! Rinse & reuse ! Never would I have though you would do that.
Can’t wait to get started
This is very helpful
Very happy to be part of this
I have just joined WWGOA and paid for the year membership. I am looking for plans for an outdoor bench. When on your website in “outdoor projects” the listing is very limited and several of the plans state there is an additional charge for the plans. How can I access a larger array of designs and plans available? Why do I need to pay more for additional plans? If I simply google “outdoor bench plans” I get hundreds of results. Many of them lead back to WWGOA, but when I log in to that site I can find only a few and not the hundreds that show up in a google search.
When you google outdoor bench plans this will bring up all the websites that offer that content. Some plans are not avaiable with your Premium membership and you wil have to pay additional for them.
Please let us know if you have any further questions
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I would like these projects please
An excellent set of plans/ideas for outdoor setting projects
Hi, I have a piece of pine 4 ft. long x 30 in. wide and 21/2 in thick. I want to make a bench for outside.It will be exposed to the elements. Can i use tung oil for the finish?? thkxdonb
Tung oil offers virtually no moisture resistance, so it’s not a great exterior finish. I would suggest a clear deck finish.
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BBQ Cart plans
They all seem to be easy to build from the other plans that I have purchased from you. I love being a part of this guild. I have been woodworking since my first project that I learned when I was 15 in High School and I am now almost 61.
Great post thanks for sharing your knowledge with everyone here it getting me want to make my own woodwork projects too. guess what ideas I found on the internet if you are interested you can check it out https://reurl.cc/pdMyRe
Great round up! I absolutely love the wall planter! My wife has been looking at different planters on Amazon, but it would make it much more special if we built it together. Great article!
The cedar bench is awesome! That’s just the thing that my patio could use to add a bit of color and personalization to it. Thanks!
Thanks for sharing
Crazy cool projects! Love the colour of the Adirondack chairs in the one pic! I’m sure you guys don’t have a problem with projects but when i do i go here: http://bit.ly/2m4L34y for something different or new to make!
Thank you so much for sharing this knowledgeable blog for us, it is truly a great informative site. That is very helpful for us.
Simply awesome! I appreciate such great idea that amazing for patio looks. Individually 6 projects has some different presentation that really capable to attract anyone.
Thanks for sharing us.
I would love to see all these projects. At one point or another I would do my Best to try them!!!!
Why do all your projects look so complicated and extensive? I’m just beginning to get into woodworking and I have basic tools such as a skill saw, jig saw and a couple different sanders but I DON’T have, planers, jointers, routers, or any of the other “fancy” tools you folks use and talk about. I thought when I subscribed to this site I could learn how to do things with the tools I have and slowly graduate up to more tools as my confidence and skill grew. BUT, you folks don’t have simple basic tips or plans for a guy like me, you seem to cater to the people who have lots of tools OR those who have LOTS of money to buy those tools. Why can’t you put something on here for us poor simple guys? Thanks, Ron H.
Hi Ronald. I am sorry to hear about any frustration you may have had. We do have hundreds of hours of woodworking videos that range in skill level from beginner to advanced. If you hover your mouse over the “videos” or “skill building” categories on our homepage, you may find some content that interests you. We do also have some great videos and plans for beginners located here: https://www.wwgoa.com/projects/beginner-woodworking-projects/ and if you ever need additional advice or have questions you can use our “Ask the Expert Program” located here: https://www.wwgoa.com/contact/. If you have any questions, please contact our customer service team at 1-855-253-0822.
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Not all of us have a workshop with all the big tools. However, with the hand tools you mentioned you can create the same projects as with the big ones. Just add a couple of hand plans for finishing your wood. Remember some guys work with only hand powered hand tools. They don’t use power tools at all and create beautiful projects just like we did before electricity.
I fully agree. Not too many of us have nor can afford these tools. Show and use the tools most of us might have.
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I love this job.
Awesome, Id like to make more round and artistic shapes, needing different equipment to carve and learn how to make interesting shapes and yet functional.
need to spruce up the yard
you should use PayPal and i’d join
Hi Jerry. Unfortunately, at this time we do not accept checks, money orders, and/or PayPal. However, we do accept prepaid, debit, and credit cards. We are also currently working on having PayPal implemented as a payment option in the future. I will forward your feedback on.
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I think these plans are great!!
I want to follow all of these great woodworking projects. But I know it is not easy for a beginner like me.
I think I can start building a wood chair. Which tools do I need to begin?
Thank you for your patience. In response to your question-
It depends on what type of chair. I’d suggest choosing a plan for your first project and see what tools are used. A typical starter shop setup would include a table saw, jig saw, router with a set of bits, miter saw, a random orbital sander, and maybe a bandsaw. There are, of course, many ways to do any operation in woodworking, so you can make substitutions based on your preferences, budget and available space.
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Steve Ramsay’s courses start with low skill projects and grow up to higher skill projects and the experience will help for projects on WWGOA
Very interesting project for the Outdoor. I found it useful and Thanks for the share.