Outdoor Projects

Bring your woodworking skills out of the house and into the great outdoors with our selection of outdoor woodworking plans. The space surrounding your home provides ample opportunity to show off your chops with patio tables and chairs, outdoor benches, porch swings and more. Here you will find not only the best woodworking plans for outdoor furniture, but the knowledge you’ll need to craft pieces that withstand the merciless whims of Mother Nature.

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Japanese Garden Bench

Combine five 2x4s, a handful of screws and a long afternoon to build a handsome and sturdy sitting spot for your deck or garden. By Christopher Schwarz & Kara Gebhart Pages: 80-83 From the April 2004 issue #140 Buy this issue now My father always has had a knack for doing more with less....

Another Blog, Another Bench

Now that Editor Christopher Schwarz is done with his latest bench build (you can read about it on his blog , and in the August issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine, which mails in a couple weeks), it’s time to get started on another one. Now it’s my turn. Sure, it’s been less than a...

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Birdhouses You Can Build in a Day

When it comes to building birdhouses, there are just a few rules to follow: The projects should be simple, fun and quick to build. And the finished result should easily attract your flying friends. "Birdhouses You Can Build in a Day" is filled with 51 complete plans for projects that...