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30 Outdoor Woodworking Projects Ideas for Beginners

easy timber bench

1. Easy Timber Bench

If you have some experience with power tools, you’ll have this timber bench built in just a few hours, though staining it may add a couple hours more. All materials are readily available at home centers.

Modern Birdhouse Features

2. Modern-Style Birdhouse

Make this minimalist birdhouse on a Saturday morning, and learn some tricks to matching tough angles in the process.

raised planter

3. Raised Planter

This sturdy, easy-to-build planter is perfect for a vegetable garden or flower bed, and it can go anywhere around your home—in the backyard, on the patio or deck, on the front porch, you name it!

Mixed-Medium Garden Trellis

4. Mixed-Medium Garden Trellis

Climbing plants like vines and roses lend a lot of charm to an ordinary garden, especially when they’re winding up a trellis as stunning as this one. And its character just grows richer as the wood turns gray and the copper develops a beautiful green patina.

garden closet

5. Garden Closet

If you don’t have room in your yard for a large, freestanding shed, you can still create plenty of space for garden tools with a shed attached to the back or side of the house. This garden closet project is easy to build, even for a beginner. If you’re an experienced builder, you can build this shed in a couple of weekends.

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Patio Garden Pond and Planter

6. Patio Garden Pond and Planter

This patio pond in a wooden container holds both water plants and regular plants. With a paint-on rubber lining that’s ultra-stretchy and UV resistant, it’ll last years with little maintenance.

finished and painted cornhole boards

7. Cornhole Boards

This classic backyard game is easy and inexpensive to make yourself. And with legs that fold up, it’s easy to tote along for tailgating, camping and more. Plus, watch the video tutorial for a quick how-to!

Pedestal Picnic Table

8. Pedestal Picnic Table

If you’d like a more refined picnic table, one that will fit right in at a dinner party for adults as well as at an afternoon barbecue with the kids, here’s the design for you. The Craftsman style is timeless and no one has to sit with a table leg in their way.

Stripped-Down Window Planter

9. Stripped-Down Window Planter

This window box planter is so easy to make—it’s all curves and circles. The ingenious design, besides being easy-to-build, also means it resists rot far better than traditional window boxes.

Planter Trellis Combo

10. Easy Timber Bench

If you have some experience with power tools, you’ll have this timber bench built in just a few hours, though staining it may add a couple hours more. All materials are readily available at home centers.

Stone-Top Patio Table

Source: Familyhandyman.com