Outdoor

Garden Projects: Vine Trellis

by Tim Johnson Make any climbing plant happy with this 6′ tall, free-standing trellis. We used dadoes, glue and screws to fasten the slats because trellises take a beating each year when you tear off the old vines. We built our trellis from cypress, one of the longest-lasting outdoor woods. Ours...

Garden Projects: Patio Planter

by Tim Johnson If you can build a box, you can build this planter. It’s much sturdier than most commercial versions, so it should last for many years. It’s also the perfect opportunity for you to try your hand at shingling. The opening accommodates a 30″ drop-in plastic window-box planter. They’re...

Patio Chair

Patio Chair A curved seat and back make this chair extra-comfortable. By Carroll Davidson With a set of outdoor chairs like this on your patio or deck, you and your guests can enjoy the open air in comfort and style. This chair is comfortable (the seat contours were patterned after a...

Reitveld Chair

Reitveld Chair We’ve turned an icon of modern design into a comfortable, easy-to-build outdoor project. By Tom Caspar In 1918 the Dutch cabinetmaker Gerrit Rietveld reduced the idea of a chair to a 3D grid of painted sticks and boards. His revolutionary design became one of the most famous pieces of...

AW Extra – Reitveld Chair

Reitveld Chair We’ve turned an icon of modern design into a comfortable, easy-to-build outdoor project. By Tom Caspar In 1918 the Dutch cabinetmaker Gerrit Rietveld reduced the idea of a chair to a 3D grid of painted sticks and boards. His revolutionary design became one of the most famous pieces of...

Craftsman-Style Outdoor Chair

  Craftsman-Style Outdoor Chair Jigs and fixtures make building this chair a breeze—whether it’s one or a whole yard full. By Randy Johnson If you’re looking for an outdoor chair that’s comfortable and stable, and yet light enough to move around, you’ll appreciate this Craftsman-style beauty. It’s based on a chair...

Tile-Topped Outdoor Table

Tile-Topped Outdoor Table This sturdy white-oak table will last a lifetime and won’t blow over in the wind. by Jock and Susan Holmen If you love lounging on your deck and need a solid side table to hold your cool drink and snacks, here’s the solution. We designed this stylish side table to...

AW Extra – Cypress Chest

Cypress Chest Beautiful outdoor storage made to take the elements. by Dave Munkittrick Storage is like money; we never seem to have enough. Well, I can’t help you much with your finances, but I can give you a hand on the storage front. A frequentlyoverlooked storage area is outdoors. I’m not...