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Top 10 most popular outdoor furniture projects

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Furniture can help ensure you get the most from your outdoor spaces, whether it’s for entertaining family and friends or just relaxing solo in the sunshine.


Don't know where to start? Our Bunnings Workshop community members can provide the inspiration you need for your next project.


Here’s our top 10 most popular outdoor furniture projects on Workshop by pageviews:


1. Besser block outdoor bench and landscaping by @sandy_d 

Sandy's easy besser block benchSandy's easy besser block bench


Sandy's easy and attractive makeover in a corner of her outdoor area included building a bench seat using besser blocks and adding pavers and stones. She made a large concrete planter by attaching fibre cement sheeting to a timber frame, which was an idea sparked by the guide How to make a concrete-look bench by the Bunnings team.


2. Table made using four pallets by @Peggers 


Rob loves “indulging his inner tradie at weekends” but reckons he started this popular table without much of a plan. He used four pallets, two of which he took completely apart, then inserted the strips of wood into the gaps on the other pallets to make a solid tabletop. You can make your own by following Rob's step-by-step instructions in this guide: How to build a pallet timber table.


3. Outdoor bench seats and planter boxes by @Poppop 


Stylish and providing a relaxing space for enjoying the garden, these corner bench seats by Workshop member Poppop were made using fence palings and feature two planter boxes.


4. Recycled pallet wood outdoor table by @LePallet 


This enormous outdoor table measures 2.1 by 1.6 metres and was almost entirely made from recycled timber. Pallet wood aficionado Rylie used a small gas blowtorch to apply a burn effect before applying timber oil to bring out the grain in the wood.


5. Pallet timber bench seat with storage by @LePallet 


Bar made with pallet woodBar made with pallet wood

This multi-purpose creation is not only a bench seat, it also has planter boxes on each side and a hinged lid for handy storage. Rylie is always happy to share his tips for building pallet wood creations, so feel free to ask him to help if you would like to build something similar.


6. Pallet timber bar by @Yorky88 


This portable bar made using recycled pallet wood and some Jarrah boards would make a great addition to an outdoor entertaining area. Pallet master creator Marty recommends that builders just ensure any overhanging ledge is well supported underneath as leaning on it is going to be a very popular pastime.


7. D.I.Y. outdoor timber table by @Yorky88 


Marty “knocked this up in a couple of hours using some timber he had lying around”. The discussion below his original post is also handy for advice on the most appropriate and long-lasting finish for outdoor furniture.


8. Barbecue workbench by @DesRigby 


Rufaro's bench seat clad with Merbau deckingRufaro's bench seat clad with Merbau decking

This functional barbecue workbench was created for just $200 by repurposing storage racking and using a Bamboo timber benchtop. Hooks for cooking utensils, a removable side shelf and castors for mobility were also added. 


9. Recycled pallet daybed by @Yorky88 


The base frame for this outdoor couch was built using treated Pine, and then it was clad using recycled pallet timber.  


10. Bench seat with planter box by @Chaks_DIY 


Rufaro built this bench seat with a built-in planter box and clad with Merbau decking boards to match his deck, screening and raised garden beds.


Other outdoor furniture project ideas


Check out Outdoor bench seat ideas and these fantastic outdoor projects for more inspiration.


Outdoor bar projectOutdoor bar project






Last updated: October 2021

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