Outdoor & Patio Projects
For Patios, Decks, and Gardens
Martin Highrise Birdhouse
The purple martins in your area will be fighting for the penthouse view when you build and mount this cool high rise in your backyard or field.
Modern Martin Birdhouse
This birdhouse is for purple martins who prefer a single-family dwelling (as opposed to living in the purple martin condo birdhouse).
Modular Patio Furniture
With deep, inviting seats, this modular outdoor furniture can be arranged to fit any outdoor space. It will become your favorite lounging spot.
Mourning Dove Nesting Box
Protect these gentle birds from the elements with this spacious birdhouse that can be made in 3 steps and painted "dove gray" (of course).
Norm Abram's Adirondack Chair
Former Popular Woodworking editor Steve Shanesy builds an Adirondack chair with Norm Abram in the New Yankee Workshop.
From the vertical siding to the pitched roof and detailed trim pieces, this eight-sided birdhouse has many of the features you’d expect to find on a real house.
Old Plane Birdhouse
Here’s a clever birdhouse design based on a 14” jackplane.
This simple pine table is built from an original Gustav Stickley design and intended for use as an outdoor table, though the design could easily be adapted to inside use as well.
Patio Planter Box
A couple of tools and some basic woodworking skills are all it takes to build this durable planter.