A patio is a great place for entertaining, and no patio would be complete without a great set of patio furniture. There are so many expensive patio sets on the market, but why not have a little fun creating your own custom, unique patio furniture to fit your every want and need?
Start by thinking about your patio size and layout, and what types of furniture you might need. How many people will you entertain at a time? Do you need more seating space or would you prefer larger seating areas for lounging? What kind of look are you going for? There are so many fun, creative ideas out there, and we have found the best of the best for your next DIY patio furniture project.
Pallet Coffee Table
Pallets are all the rage when it comes to making your own furniture, and with a little love and a coat or two of paint, they really give that rustic, shabby chic look. Pallets are extremely versatile and can be used to make anything from tables and chairs to couches and beds. We love this DIY coffee tablemade from a few pallets, paint and cedar planking. Pallets are inexpensive and sometimes even free, as many home improvement stores and warehouses use them in bulk for shipping and moving goods and have no other use for them. Check with local stores in your area to see if they have any pallets available.
These DIY wooden bencheswith a built-in end table are not only a great look for your patio, but they are easy to make, and provide ample seating for large parties and gatherings. The cushions can be customized to match your other patio furniture. These benches are great for the boundaries of your patio or around a coffee table.
Imagine lying on a hammock in the cool breeze, reading a book and enjoying a relaxing summer on your own patio. With this easy DIY hammock stand, you can make that vision a reality! This freestanding hammock not only adds style to your patio, it provides a great place to lounge or take an afternoon nap. Made of simple wood, this hammock stand is budget friendly, costing only an about $60 to make. You can style it with your own hammock and pillows to give your hammock stand a unique look.
Wooden Chaise Lounge
If you’re lucky enough to have a patio with extra space, why not make these DIY wooden chaise lounges?These adorable lounges are the perfect place to drink a cocktail while soaking up some sun in the comfort of your own patio. They may look expensive, but are actually made from inexpensive lumber and a few cheap bolt hinges. The fun part is choosing what color to paint them! Go with anything from white for a chic look or multi-colored stripes for a beachy feel. The options are endless! Dress them up with some throw pillows to add a touch of your own style.
No patio would be complete without an outdoor bar, and this simple garden baris a great addition to any entertaining area. No one would ever guess this swanky bar is made from an inexpensive potting bench. If alcohol isn’t your style, this idea can easily be converted into a food bar.
Making your own patio furniture is fun, easy and can be a creative project for the whole family. Not only will you save money, but you will also have a unique piece to go on your patio that you can be proud to show when entertaining friends and family.