Outdoor Furniture

Cypress bench, chair, and table on lawn

Choosing Durable Wood for a Garden Bench and Outdoor Furniture

Garden benches and other outdoor furniture can be fabricated from many materials, but it’s hard to beat wood for its warmth and natural beauty. When using wood for outside furniture; it’s important to choose a durable wood. Read on to find out more.

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Garden arbor over path in yard

How to Install a Garden Arbor Near Existing Plants

Rachael asks, “I’d like to install an arbor next to a rose bush. How far away should I put it to avoid injuring the plant?”

Before installing an arbor near your plants, you’ll need to know the size of the root ball. Read on to find out more.

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Finished built-in bench corner seat on deck

How to Add Built-in Seating to a Deck

Decks are great for outdoor entertaining, but you need to have plenty of seating in place first. To make this deck more party friendly, we added built-in corner bench made from treated lumber. Watch this video to see how it’s done.

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Refinished red painted bench on porch

How to Finish Wood Furniture for Use Outdoors

Even furniture made with rot resistant or pressure wood won’t last very long if it’s not finished to withstand the elements. Read on to find out how to finish outdoor furniture to help it hold up against sun and rain for years to come.

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Outdoor utility sink made from old kitchen sink, plywood top, and wood base

Build Your Own Outdoor Utility Sink

If you enjoy finding new uses for old stuff, then here’s a great project for you. Rather than throwing away that old beat-up kitchen sink, put it to use in your yard, workshop, or garage! Read on for some tips on turning an old kitchen or bathroom sink into a handy outdoor potting and utility sink.

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How to Build an Outdoor Bench

This easy to build wooden outdoor bench is made from pressure treated wood and assembled using corrosion resistant screws to stand up to the elements. Here’s how to go about making one for your home.

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Patio planter on patio

How to Build a Patio Planter

This outside planter is made from pressure treated pine, so it will last for years. It’s easy to build and is perfect for a patio, deck, or porch. Read more to find out how to build it.

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Adirondack chair on sandy beach next to a river

Building an Adirondack Chair for Your Yard

An Adirondack chair is a great addition to any outdoor area. We built our Adirondack chair from cedar following a set of plans that featured how-to photos, full size patterns, and step-by-step instructions.

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