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!

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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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29 Responses to “6 Outdoor Woodworking Projects to Build for Your Patio”

  1. Frank Parrish

    Everything I have seen from WWGOA has been top notch. I look forward to trying these plans out

  2. Ron Conrad

    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.

  3. Michael

    Can't wait to get started

  4. Ron Schierling

    This is very helpful

  5. Ron Schierling

    Very happy to be part of this

  6. Norm Schaaf

    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.

  7. Geraldine laliberte

    I would like these projects please

  8. Ross

    An excellent set of plans/ideas for outdoor setting projects

  9. Don Bates

    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

  10. Joseph Saia

    BBQ Cart plans