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10 Wonderful Wood Projects

Last Updated on August 1, 2022 by teamobn

Outdoor Projects Using Wood

Whether it be fine furniture, wooden vases and bowls, hardwood floors, barn beams, reclaimed wood bar tops, or butcher block countertops, we seek it out. Perhaps the universal appeal of wood is an extension of our common love of trees, nature, and the outdoors.

It is great for outdoor projects because it is a low-maintenance material that will withstand outdoor conditions for a very long time.

Outdoor Projects with Wood

Ultimately, together with an abundance of greenery, they bring nature to our home which brings a soothing ambience we all want at the end of each day!

If you have been planning on giving your outdoor area a makeover, you can use wood for almost all kinds of projects. See the beautiful ideas we have prepared for you and be inspired to have a wood-themed yard. 🙂

Outdoor Projects with Wood

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Wooden Deck

Create a hangout for the whole family to enjoy by building a wooden deck. Adding a wooden deck to your home is a simple and easy process.

With so many different outdoor decking options available, you will need to decide if you want your new deck to be made out of cedar, treated pine, or redwood.

If you like this DIY octagonal deck, you can learn how to build it here.


Add a pergola to your deck or an outdoor living to give you some shade while relaxing outdoors.

By adding a pergola to your deck, you can increase the value of your home by adding a functional and aesthetically pleasing feature. You can either install a freestanding pergola or a deck pergola.

The freestanding pergola can be supported by columns or can be freestanding. A deck pergola is built into the deck and is semi-permanent.

Address Number with Wall Planter

This project from Shanty 2 Chic is a quick and easy one that you can do using scrap wood. It’s definitely a great decor to add to your porch!

This planter is an elegant way to add greenery to your home’s exterior. The planter is made of durable wood with a clear finish, and it features a trough-style design that’s ideal for housing small plants or flowers plus there’s a space where you can attach the house number.

Deck Kitchen

Blessed with an enormous outdoor space? Why not add an outdoor kitchen so no one has to go inside for refreshments while everybody’s having fun? You can learn how to build this deck kitchen here.

Tree Stump / Log Planter

Need a pot for your favourite plants? Why not use tree stump or logs? They’re natural, beautiful, solid and sturdy! Search for some in your area, or you might even already have one in your yard! You can see more of these beautiful ideas here!

Holiday Decor

Of course, every yard also needs some decor for every season. You can use small twigs, wood scraps or old furniture for making your holiday decor!

Timber Sidewalk

Need to redo your sidewalk? Why not use reclaimed timber this time? Here’s a tutorial for making this impressive sidewalk.

Picnic Table

Summer is the perfect time for enjoying outdoor dining and parties. Using reclaimed lumber or pallets will surely cut down costs for creating your big picnic table.

Water Feature

This log water feature is very natural-looking! Isn’t it amazing?

Driftwood Mirror

Make your outdoor area seem bigger by putting a large mirror in it.

We hoped this inspired you to maximize the potential of your outdoor area through this beautiful ideas! Wood you take on these DIY projects? 😀



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