Outdoor Woodworking Projects

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wooden pallets
Where to Find Free Pallets For DIY Projects

There are plenty of places to source these useful DIY items!

A pair of wood Adirondack chairs overlooking a body of water.
How to Build an Adirondack Chair

Create this classic piece of furniture with only a few supplies.

A house with a wood ramp leading to the front door.
How to Build a Basic Wooden Ramp

Make your home accessible to all by building a wood ramp in 7 steps.

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Applying Paint To Wooden Planters

Painting your wooden planters is a creative and easy outdoor project that you can finish in a weekend.

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Build Your Own Sturdy Step Ladder

Step ladders are very useful because they can stand independently of any wall.

Man cutting a large sheet of plywood on a table saw
Build A Wheelbarrow In 8 Steps

Use available lumber for a device that will haul.

Clamps hanging on peg board
How to Maintain Wooden Pegboard Pegs

Pegboard pegs can be thin or thick, colored or made of wood.

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Construct A Wooden Fort

Take a backyard play area to a whole new level with the addition of a wooden fort.

The profile of a rustic wood bench next to a tree.
How to Build an Outdoor Bench

This basic woodworking project is perfect for a beginner.

wooden lawn ornaments
Build Your Own Wooden Lawn Ornaments

They're great for holidays, BBQs, or any special occasion.

A close-up on the texture of a sheet of plywood.
How to Make a Climbing Wall From Pegboard

Get an affordable piece of exercise equipment.

blue rocking chair
How to Fix a Squeaky Rocking Chair

Rocking chair squeaks are typically easy to repair.

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How to Make Wooden Pegboard Pegs

With wooden or composite pegboard, it is the pegs that will make vertical storage possible.

concrete stairs with wooden railing
How to Install Wood Railing on Concrete Steps

Add a wood railing to your concrete stairs for extra safety.

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What Wood to Use for an Exterior Wood Railing

Exterior railings made from wood fit right into natural surroundings.

gloved hand wiping a metal handrail
How to Install a Metal Outdoor Stair Railing

Make it secure, convenient, and appealing.

A swing set.
Repairing a Swing Set

Any swing set will need repairs.

Someone staining wood with a brush
Tips for Staining Birch Plywood

Read this before you start staining!

Framed interior walls
Basic Interior Wall Framing

Wall framing is the skeletal support of your space.

A bench next to tall blooming flowers.
How to Build a Simple Faux Bois Bench

Give an old bench a new look with a faux bois technique.

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How to Build a Buckboard Wagon

A buckboard wagon is a very basic form of transport, often made from large pieces of lumber.

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How to Build a Carry-All Beach Wagon

If you want to spend the day at the seaside, then you could use a beach wagon.

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How to Build a Covered Wooden Wagon

A covered wooden wagon evokes memory of a distinct kind for every American.

Bench using wagon wheels
Building a Wooden Wagon Wheel Bench

Use that old wagon wheel for a new furniture piece.

gloved hand applying finish to a wooden bench with a brush
How to Refinish Your Wood Patio Bench

Keep your outdoor seating looking great and well protected.

A picnic table in a grassy yard.
How to Build an Outdoor Picnic Table - Introduction

Here's what you need to know if you're thinking about building a picnic table.

Picnic Table with blue sky
How to Build an Outdoor Picnic Table - Checklist

What do you need to build the table?

A mailbox made from reclaimed wood.
Instant Curb Appeal: Make a New Mailbox

Ramp up the character of your house.

An indoor/outdoor upcycled pallet daybed, sporting a regal dog.
Make an Indoor/Outdoor Upcycled Pallet Daybed

For all your indoor/outdoor napping needs.

raised garden beds in construction in a backyard
Carpentry Projects for Your Garden

Boost both your curb appeal and growing power.

A decorative wooden sign that reads "welcome"
How to Weatherproof Outdoor Wooden Signs

If you're making a wooden sign, make sure it will last with weatherproofing!

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How to Make Hanging Wooden Signs

Wooden signs can be useful and needed for several reasons.

blank wooden sign hanging on rustic ropes
How to Install a Ranch Style Wooden Sign

Give any space a sense of rustic nostalgia.

A bench swing.
Building a Bench Swing in Your Backyard

Having a bench swing in your backyard can be a nice escape.

A bench.
Build a Cedar Garden Bench in 4 Steps

Build your own cedar garden bench to turn your flower garden into an outdoor living space. The following

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How to Build a Rustic Porch Bench

A very artistic and economically viable way to create a porch bench is to go the rustic way. This simply means that you use materials from the outdoors, like rough and untreated timber. This includes all the parts of the bench except for the bolts and tools you would be using. The material can be anything

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How to Build a Porch Bench

A porch bench adds just the right amount of comfort and charm. Whether for decoration or casual sitting, the style is up to you. Building a porch bench yourself is not as complicated as you think. With a little bit of know-how and work, you will be relaxing on something made with your own hands. Follow

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How to Build a Simple Porch Bench

Building a porch bench is a great idea, not only for decorative, but also for practical purposes. Rather than buying a ready-made bench, you could build one yourself, by following these basic steps. Apart from making it according to the your wishes, in terms of size, shape and color, you will also save

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How to Repair the Seat of a Wooden Porch Bench

A wooden porch bench is not only a great decorative piece, but is also a very usable piece of exterior furniture. When it wears down and gets old, it will need to be repaired, in order to maintain its appearance and usability. This is actually a simple job, that can be accomplished in a matter of hours

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How to Build an A-Frame Front Porch Swing

A front porch swing is an excellent place to relax. With a little bit of woodworking experience, you can build your own A-frame porch swing. Materials to be used: For the A-frame: 5 4x4 posts 2 28 inch supports (4X4 stock) 2 34 inch supports (4X4 stock) 2 sets of A-frame brackets 4 2x4 posts Galvanized

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How do I add a bumper to a boat dock?

Add a boat dock bumper to protect the piers from incoming boats. Dock bumpers are made of vinyl, rubber or high density foam, are easily available commercially and can be attached to your boat dock with a little effort. To start with, place the bumper alongside the pier and anchor it in place by screwing