Sunday, February 26, 2017

DIY Outdoor Benches with Free Plans

We're on the verge of Spring here which has me thinking of everything outdoors.  Anyone else getting the outdoor living itch?  With that in mind I compiled my favorite DIY outdoor benches from some fellow bloggers.  All of these benches include free plans so you can build your own and make the most of your outdoor space!

diy outdoor benches free plans

It's likely you might have a tree in your yard just asking for bench.


diy hexagon bench wrapped around tree

Katie at Addicted 2 DIY built this beauty and she has free plans here for you to build one too.  I'm crushing on that cedar grain and naturally a tree provides shade so this a wonderful solution.

diy slatted outdoor bench free plans

A simple classic slatted bench from Ana White is a no fail solution to add more seating in your outdoor space.  She has plans here that are easy to follow with no fancy cuts involved.

If you're confident with miter cuts you should consider Amy's double X bench:

diy X brace bench free plans

Amy at Her Tool Belt made this bench from 2x4's so it's solid build and easily made from pressure treated wood so it can last outdoors.  She has free plans here.

diy outdoor storage ottoman free plans

Another option for cedar loving folks is this storage ottoman / cocktail table / bench from my friend Jen at House of Wood.  This design gives you extra seating with the added bonus of storage!

diy x brace outdoor bench free plans

Jamison at Rogue Engineer has plans for this X brace bench.  A beautiful design that's solid and long lasting.

diy arbor style bench free plans

Want to fancy up your outdoor space?  Mindi at My Love 2 Create built this arbor style bench and she has plans too!  Such a pretty build and a nice inviting spot to relax.

diy chunky outdoor bench free plans

Solid and beautiful with a purpose.  This bench from Ashley at Cherished Bliss is the perfect welcoming spot for your front porch.  She has free plans so you can make your own and I would imagine it's easy to customize the size to your space.

Hope you enjoyed these diy bench ideas from my fellow buildy bloggers.  It's time to get that outdoor space ready for everyone to enjoy!


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