I love the backyard furniture pieces made of up cycled materials. We tend to be pretty sentimental when it comes to our things so we’re not big fans of throwing things away. In line with this, here are a few backyard furniture projects you can make from materials you probably already have at home.
1. Upcycled Outdoor Table
Have a wooden gate at your disposal? Disassemble the wooden pieces and turn it into an upcycled outdoor table. If the wood to be used is pretty old, it may be better to saw the palings off first. That way, you reduce any chances of splitting the wood.
2. Concrete Side Table
I’ve always dreamed of having a concrete side table, however, found the ones in stores to be too expensive. Fortunately, Dave offered to DIY one from scratch using leftover wood boards from a previous project.
Use a concrete mix instead of pure concrete for this DIY project, as the former won’t make the table as heavy.
3.Cinder Block Bench
This cinder block bench gives a good dose of industrial design to a backyard. Since the bench will be placed outdoors, don’t forget to coat it with a layer of water seal to help withstand the elements.
Make the bench more sturdy by using a heavy duty construction adhesive such as Liquid Nails.
4. Hammock Chair
This DIY project is perfect for little ones who want to experience lounging in a hammock. For added comfort, place a small pillow on the seat.
5. Log Lounger
This cool log lounger will be a favorite of your friends and neighbors. You can use shorter and cheaper lag screws by drilling into the logs with a large drill bit.
6. Glass Top Pallet Table
Dave’s a whiz when it comes to making tables, so he made a glass top pallet table to place in our backyard. For the glass top, he recommends using a tempered glass for added safety, as it’s stronger than regular glass.
This project is great because it allows you to change the colors of the bench whenever you’re in the mood for something new.
Give yourself an easier time by painting the pallets in different colors before placing them on the bench frame
8.Kids’ Picnic Table
Give your kids a picnic table suited for their size.
Keep a speed square by your side for this project. You’ll need it to check if all the angles are right.