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Outdoor & Patio Projects

For Patios, Decks, and Gardens

Chickadee Birdhouse
Bird Houses & Feeders

Chickadee Birdhouse

This birdhouse can attract chickadees, house wrens, and nuthatches.

Bird Nesting Shelf
Bird Houses & Feeders

Bird Nesting Shelf

Not all birds are cavity nestors.

Traditional Bluebird Birdhouse
Bird Houses & Feeders

Traditional Bluebird Birdhouse

This project uses guidelines from the North American Bluebird Society and is built entirely from cedar.

Outdoor Taboret
Patio Furniture

Outdoor Taboret

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.

Old Plane Birdhouse
Bird Houses & Feeders

Old Plane Birdhouse

Here’s a clever birdhouse design based on a 14” jackplane.

Norm Abram's Adirondack Chair
Patio Furniture

Norm Abram's Adirondack Chair

Former Popular Woodworking editor Steve Shanesy builds an Adirondack chair with Norm Abram in the New Yankee Workshop.

Japanese Garden Bench
Patio Furniture

Japanese Garden Bench

Building this garden bench could not be any easier. The only materials you will need are a few screws and some 2 x 4s.

Seedling Shelter
Garden & Yard

Seedling Shelter

Build this mini-greenhouse to get a head start on the growing season.

All-Weather Morris Chair
Patio Furniture

All-Weather Morris Chair

A Morris chair is a comfortable piece of furniture, but not something you want to expose to the weather. Well, this Morris chair is designed to withstand the elements.

Garden Storage Bench
Patio Furniture

Garden Storage Bench

Add a place to sit and storage for all your garden tools with this durable redwood bench.

Butterfly Lighthouse
Bird Houses & Feeders

Butterfly Lighthouse

Assemble this easy-to-make butterfly house in an afternoon.

Pygmynuhatch Pipe Birdhouse
Bird Houses & Feeders

Pygmynuhatch Pipe Birdhouse

There's nothing small about this unique idea for a birdhouse using PVC pipe and a couple pieces of wood.