6 Easy DIY Garden Furniture Projects
If you’ve ever thought about making your own garden furniture before, you’ve come to the right place. That’s because today, we’re going to be sharing a few of our favourite DIY garden furniture projects, from garden benches and garden chairs to garden tables. See what some inspiration from the web and our customers looks like with these 6 DIY furniture projects.
Throw out that rattan garden furniture and get started with these projects today!
1. Flower boxes
Pictured above, these flower boxes are an attractive alternative to cheap plant pots and plastic garden furniture. They’re super easy to make out of anything from old boxes and crates to drawers from old bedroom furniture, as shown here. They’re great in general for home decorating or you can even use them to grow your own fruit and vegetables so you can enjoy them in the kitchen.
One great way to make DIY wooden garden furniture is to take some old crates (or even some driftwood if you live near the sea) and to nail them together into a table. The one in this image even uses wheels for easy transportation, or equally you could attach your table to legs. And of course, one of the best things about working with wood is that you can paint it or you can varnish it to preserve that classic look.
If you’ve got kids, swings are a must – and in fact, they can be a lot of fun for adults as well, although you might want to stay away from them after a glass or two of wine. They’re also super easy to make, and so if you’re not quite feeling up to the task of making something bigger like a wooden garden bench, you can make a swing instead. All you need is some rope, a tree and a piece of wood.
4. Log chairs
If you find yourself in possession of a log, perhaps after chopping down a tree or two, you can use them as the basis for a wooden garden bench, like in the image above. Another alternative is to replace rattan garden furniture or plastic garden furniture with simple log stools. People can literally just sit on the tree stumps, or you can add a backing to the chair so that there’s plenty of lumbar support. Then you can use these as alternatives in the colder months while you store your garden furniture.
5. Fire pit
If you want something above and beyond the basics that you see in every garden, like rattan cube garden furniture, garden gnomes and maybe a deck chair or two, then why not consider a fire pit? These are a little trickier to make than a wooden bench and require you to first dig a pit before surrounding it by stones to make sure that the fire is always contained. In this demonstration image, they’ve also surrounded the pit with paving.
6. Plant signs
These beautiful signs are easy to make with any old bits of wood and will look great when you scatter them around your garden to highlight your plants. If you’re struggling to make the writing look good, you can always get a friend to help you out or go to a crafting store to pick up some templates. But trust us – you’re not going to want to miss out on these beauties.
Ultimately, the only limit is your own imagination. The good news is that there’s no need to make yourself go bankrupt by buying expensive metal garden furniture, and you don’t need to settle for cheap rattan garden furniture either. So what are you waiting for? Get started making your own garden furniture today. Good luck! And if you’re still after more inspiration, head over to our blog for more DIY tips and tricks.