This category of our site contains free plans for making various garden furniture and accessories.
Garden furniture, also called patio furniture, is found not only in gardens but also in backyards, on porches, at the poolsides ... The function of a garden is to serve for the purpose of both active and passive rest. This means that people who have a beautiful garden should not only enjoy sitting back in it but also enjoy nurturing it. Either way, to be able to enjoy your precious garden to the fullest, its furniture and accessories must be not only functional but also of a design that will fit your garden space. Garden furniture can have a variety of purposes: sitting and lying down (seating sets, benches, stools, hammock stand, loungers, chairs, tables, swings, gazebos…), holding flowers (planters, planter holders, wheelbarrows, pot stands, pergolas, arbors..), decorative (sundials, bridges, fountains), food preparation (barbecues, etc.)...
Here you are offered a plan according to which you can make one of the simplest possible flower pot racks.
Here is a plan according to which you can make a comfortable and simple adjustable chair (lounger) that you will take delight in when sitting in the garden or yard, on the terrace, by the pool, etc.
On this page you can download the plan for making a simple Aldo Leopold bench, probably one of the simplest ever made.
Here is a plan according to which you can make two variants of a very practical backyard seating set.
Here is a free woodworking plan for making a sturdy seating set designed for your backyard or garden.
The plan for this Folding Beach Chair is made by the model of a beach chair from the 1920s.
If you need a strong and durable seating set for your yard, kitchen or tavern, on this page you can find a plan by which you can make one just as described.
On this page you can download a plan to create an attractive plant stand called the ‘Buckboard cart flower pot holder plan’.
Here you can download a plan for making a Collapsible backyard seating set. The complete seating set is made from 32mm thick plywood.
Here you are offered a free woodworking plan according to which you can make one of the simplest possible garden seating set – Decorative wooden picnic table.
With the free project that you can download on this page you can make a Flower pot stand, a perfect decoration for your garden, patio, deck or home.
Download a plan for the making of a fold-out patio table with a fabric roof cover. You can use it in the garden or as a display stand at the craft fair.
Here is a plan that will help you build a folding chair of a very simple construction.
Here you are presented with a free woodworking plan according to which you can make a very sturdy and beautiful folding sun lounger.
On this page we present to you the plans to build 3 different arbors: arbor with wooden lattice, arbor with wooden trellis and arbor with wrought iron sides.
Plan for the garden coach plan holder in front of you, is a scale version of the farm vintage wheeled vehicle, drawn by horses in some regions of Austria-Hungary in 18th and 19th century.
Here you can download drawings with which you can make 8 different versions of garden tools known as ‘dibber’, ‘dibble’ or ‘dibbler’.
We decided to present you an elegant wooden hammock stand of a very simple design, which can easily be made even in a less equipped workshops.
Here is a plan for the making of a simple garden wooden seating set that can be made in a couple of afternoons.
Here you can download plans for the making of 3 variants of the handy garden tool called ‘hand soil auger’. We called them: Post hole fence hand auger, Spiral garden hand auger and Universal hand soil auger.
Here we are presenting a plan that will allow you to quickly create a simple and practical hanging planter basket.
Here is a plan for the making of a plant holder that we call the ‘Horse drawn wagon flower pot stand’. It looks very similar to the carriages used during the American Wild West period (ca. 1865-1895).
Here you can download a free laser cutting project for making a knock down patio chair.
In our Garden Category we will be publishing plans for garden furniture made from various materials, usually wood, metal and concrete. Both wood and metal are subject to environmental influences; be especially careful when choosing the wood type to be used, and also take into account the type of finish to protect the structure. It is popular, particularly in some richer countries of the world, to make garden furniture from various tropical wood species. In order to provide customers with a clear conscience, these species are labeled as having been grown on plantations. Avoid buying wood and garden furniture from tropical species - even if it was true that they originated from plantations, the fact is that any plantation can only be raised if a tropical forest is cut down first. Besides, just an insignificant sum of the money goes to the logger (who is working just to survive), while the main share definitely ends up in the hands of different resellers.
Garden furniture should be cleaned at the end of each season and put away in a dry place. Recommended cleaning process of garden furniture is as follows:
- Thoroughly clean of dirt all the surfaces with a dry cloth.
- Mix the detergent with water and thoroughly wash all the surfaces and rinse with clean water. Wipe clean with a cloth and let it dry.
- Check for damage or cracks. All damages should be removed with sandpaper until the surface becomes smooth again.Cracks should be filled with a wood filler suitable for outdoor use.
- If necessary, apply protective coatings.
- Dispose of garden furniture in a closed, dry place (garage, basement, etc.).