Does your backyard need a makeover? With a little effort, you can easily transform your bland backyard into the perfect place for relaxing and entertaining. Start with our roundup of free outdoor furniture plans.
Easy Outdoor Couch
This minimalist outdoor couch is the perfect place to curl up with a good book on a sunny day. As an added bonus, it can be completed in under four hours. Head over to Life on Virginia Street for the details.
Does your idea of a great afternoon involve snoozing outdoors? If so, you NEED to make this outdoor daybed! Learn how at Apprentice Extrovert.
Reclining Outdoor Lounge Chairs
These reclining outdoor lounge chairs are super comfy, but also come with hidden storage space for stashing magazines, sunscreen, Frisbees, or whatever else you need for your perfect day. Get the free outdoor furniture plan at Remodelaholic.
DIY Tiled Bar
A fully stocked bar in your backyard is sure to make you the envy of all your neighbors. You can find these project instructions over at Ryobi Tools.
If you need stools for your new backyard bar, DIY Pete has a free outdoor furniture plan for the novice woodworker, complete with a video tutorial.
Outdoor Dining Table
With this gorgeous table, you’ll be looking for an excuse to have friends over for a backyard dinner party. Cherish Bliss has the complete instructions for this must-have addition to your yard.
Cinder Block Bench
This simple and affordable cinder block bench is the perfect DIY project for the total novice since all you need is liquid nails to join everything together. Learn more at Fab Everyday.
Hose Hiding Outdoor Planter
Planters scattered throughout your backyard add a much-needed pop of color. However, this planter does double duty by providing a handy spot for hiding your garden house. Ana White has the free plans on her blog.
Planter Box Bench
With a planter on each side, this outdoor bench is as pretty as it is functional. It’s made from cedar fence pickets, which keeps the cost low without sacrificing durability. Learn more at Shanty 2 Chic.
Child-Sized Picnic Table
If you have young children at home, give them a special spot to call their own with a pint-size picnic table that’s perfect for hosting playdates with their friends. The free plan for this intermediate level woodworking project can be completed in a weekend and is available at Lowes.com.