Free Woodworking Plans for Outdoor Projects

Build These Woodworking Projects for Your Patio, Deck or Backyard!

fStop Images - Jonathan Gelber / Getty Images

The backyard is a great place to show off your woodworking skills. Each of these sets of free woodworking plans is for projects you can use in your backyard or on your deck or patio. Each set of free woodworking plans includes a measured drawing and a cut list (bill of materials), along with pictures of the building process and step-by-step instructions.

  • 01 of 08
    Adirondack Loveseat Glider Rocker
    Adirondack Loveseat Glider Rocker. (c) 2010 Chris Baylor licensed to, Inc.

    Build an Adirondack Loveseat Glider Rocker! This set of free woodworking plans takes you step-by-step through building a two-person love seat glider rocker based on a very comfortable Adirondack chair style. Since it is a loveseat built for two, this glider rocker is perfect for your deck, patio or front porch. Download the free woodworking plans today!

  • 02 of 08
    Cornhole Game Board
    Cornhole Game Board. (c) 2010 Chris Baylor licensed to, Inc.

    Cornhole is a popular outdoor game played in parts of the Midwestern US, particularly when tailgating at football games. Cornhole is fun and with these simple free woodworking plans, you can easily build your own cornhole game board. Download the free measured drawings and follow the step-by-step instructions to build your own cornhole board.

  • 03 of 08
    Throwing Washers
    Playing Washers. (c) 2010 Chris Baylor licensed to, Inc.

    Horseshoes has been popular for hundreds of years. However, playing horseshoes takes quite a bit of space and can really dig up the grass in your backyard. Washers is a similar game, but can be played on any surface using a pair of washers boxes. In this set of free woodworking plans, learn how to build a matching set of washer boxes and teach you how to play this fun game of skill, indoors or out.

  • 04 of 08
    Cedar Bird Feeder
    Cedar Bird Feeder. (c)2011 Chris Baylor licensed to, Inc.

    Bird feeders are popular ways to attracting and watching various species of birds. While you can buy a variety of feeders, it's more fun if you build your own. With these free bird feeder plans, you can build an attractive cedar bird feeder in a couple of hours and enjoy it for many years to come. Download the free bird feeder plans and get started building one today!

    Continue to 5 of 8 below.
  • 05 of 08
    Bamboo Wind Chime
    Bamboo Wind Chime. (c) 2010 Chris Baylor licensed to, Inc.

    With their soothing sounds, wind chimes make a terrific addition to any backyard, deck or patio. If you buy them in a store, they also can be rather pricey. Ironically, they are relatively easy to build. In this set of free woodworking plans, we show you how to build a bamboo wind chime. This is a fun woodworking project to build, one that you can easily make with your kids!

  • 06 of 08
    Planter Boxes
    Series of Planter Boxes. (c) 2010 Chris Baylor licensed to, Inc.

    In these free woodworking plans, learn how to build a planter box, large enough to hold numerous relatively large plants. The woodworking plans are relatively simple and can be altered to accommodate nearly any size. The planter box has a heavy plastic liner and drainage system to drain off excess water. Build your own planter box today!

  • 07 of 08
    Clay Pot Hanger
    Clay Pot Hanger. (c) 2010 Chris Baylor licensed to, Inc.

    This spring, show off your woodworking skills and gardening abilities at the same time. Display your plants in this simple yet impressive clay pot hanger. Each hanger can hold four clay pots securely. Best of all, this is a very simple woodworking project that nearly anyone can build! Download the free plans and build your clay pot hanger today.

  • 08 of 08
    Louvers. (c) 2010 Chris Baylor licensed to, Inc.

    Louvered doors and window shutters are very attractive, and useful way of protecting windows, giving privacy to closets and dressing areas, acting as vents for HVAC units, and more. In this set of free woodworking plans, find a simple way to build louvers into doors or window shutters, including a router jig for consistent reproduction. Learn how to build louvers the easy way!