6 Outdoor Woodworking Projects to Build for Your Patio

6 Outdoor Woodworking Projects to Build for Your Patio

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

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!

Big Green Egg Cart

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!

Consider yourself a grill master? Check out our article: 5 Projects to Get You Grilling This Summer!

Patio Wall Planter

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!

Adirondack Chair

Adirondack Chair

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!

Planter Bench

Planter Bench

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

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
Hammock Frame



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20 Responses to “6 Outdoor Woodworking Projects to Build for Your Patio”
  1. Mark B. Morse

    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?

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      Dear Mark,

      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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  2. Suzanne

    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.

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  3. Ronald Hendricks

    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.

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    • Customer Service

      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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      Jean-Woodworkers Guild of America Video Membership

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  4. PHILLIP

    I would love to see all these projects. At one point or another I would do my Best to try them!!!!

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  5. Tools Arcade

    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.

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  6. Bestiee

    Thank you so much for sharing this knowledgeable blog for us, it is truly a great informative site. That is very helpful for us.

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  7. Derek Katt

    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!

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  8. Andy

    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!

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  9. Andy

    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!

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