If you are looking for an inexpensive way to enjoy your outdoor spaces in style, building your own 2×4 outdoor furniture is the answer!
In fact, outdoor furniture made from traditional 2×4’s is quite popular from coast to coast.
And it’s easy to see why! Not only are 2×4’s inexpensive to purchase, they create amazingly strong and surprisingly elegant furniture.
And perhaps best of all, furniture that lasts! Unlike most other outdoor furniture, 2×4 furniture stands up strong against mother nature.
And while being extremely functional, it still looks great everywhere. Including on the patio, porch, by the fire pit, or even by the pool or lake.
And if that wasn’t enough, it is actually some of the most comfortable furniture you will ever sit down on.
Creating DIY Furniture With 2 x 4’s
Creating and building outdoor furniture from 2×4’s has become somewhat of a passion for us at the farm. And all of it was born completely out of necessity.
We simply couldn’t find affordable outdoor furniture that stood up to the elements. After all, to last, outdoor furniture needs to be able to stand up to heavy wind, rain, and scorching sun.
And after losing a second set of flimsy lawn chairs around our fire pit a few years back, we decided it was time to try our hand at building our own with ordinary 2×4’s.
We started with what has now become our all-time favorite chair, the 2×4 Adirondack. And from there, it just kept rolling.
After the first chair came 10 more chairs, then a few benches to go along with them.
And when a few of our old patio table and chairs had finally had enough, we replaced it with a 2×4 version too.
2×4 Outdoor Furniture Everywhere!
Today, nearly all of the farm’s outdoor furniture is made from simple 2×4’s. And all of the projects have found their way to the blog, where many others have built them too.
In fact, so much so, we ended up creating a whole new category on the blog to feature all of the projects.
It is so cool to see the photos and hear from people coast to coast that have built their own from 2×4’s.
It is easy to see why so many like creating their own furniture – it is the same exact reason we do as well:
It’s actually easy and fun to build! And to boot, doesn’t require a bunch of expensive tools, knowledge, or a big workshop to build.
Late this past summer, we even added outdoor coffee and end tables to the mix at the farm. See : Coffee Table / End Table Plans
Actually, I think they may now be of my favorites. It always seemed like the little tables were the first to get broken or blow away – but not these!
One thing is for sure, 2×4’s are a great way to create an outdoor space that looks great, and lasts for years!
Here is a look below at all of our 2×4 outdoor furniture projects over the years, along with links to their original DIY article. And, as a little extra with today’s article – you can use this code for $3 off any of our $10 Etsy plans if you want to build your own: 3DOLLARSOFF
After all, Fall is great time to enjoy the outdoors, and you will be all set for outdoor sitting next spring!
2×4 Outdoor Furniture Projects & Plans
At last count, we have over 12 of them in use at the farm. The best part of all, they cost under $30 to build, and the originals are as strong today as they were 3 years ago when we first built them! The 2×4 Adirondack Chairs
Made in the style of our chairs, it is absolutely perfect as a garden bench, patio bench or anywhere you need quality outdoor seating. And it is built to handle 2 people with plenty of room! The 2 x 4 Adirondack Bench
Patio Table & Chairs
We made the patio chairs and table this year to have seating under our barn pavilion.
I really love the comfort and heavy duty seating. But perhaps even more, we love that we could build the chairs for about $18 each, and the table for $65.
Not bad for something that will last for 5 or more years with ease. Especially when you consider most of the commercial patio sets now go for way more, and rarely last for a few years.
Coffee Table / End Table
We just built these two pieces late in the summer, and have yet created an article on them. The plans are however on our etsy site here : Coffee / End Table Plans
The coffee table can be built with just (6) 2 x 4 x 8’s, And the end table with just 3!
The potting bench is great for indoor or outdoor use. It is a great way to add a little useful flair to the garden or garden shed! The DIY Potting Bench
Here is to building your own DIY 2×4 outdoor furniture, and enjoying the great outdoors in style.
Happy 2×4 Building! – Jim and Mary.
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