DIY Outdoor Seating

Published on July 17th, 2015

Take your seating to the next level

Birds are chirping, the sun is shining, flowers are in full bloom- summer is the perfect time to kick back and relax.  What better way to do that than outdoors! Create the perfect outdoor seating area for you to get lost in a good book, soak up the sun or catch up with good friends.  After these easy ideas your backyard seating will never be the same again!

  1. Pallet Swing Bed- The first step in creating this comfy swing is matching the size of pallets to the size of the mattress you want to use, for larger mattresses you may need to attach more than one pallet. Slide additional wood pieces through the inside of the pallets on the sides and in the middle for additional stability. Next drill holes in the four corners through the top and bottom of the pallet (big enough for rope to fit through). Thread the rope and then all you need is to find the perfect stable tree!

  2. DIY-Pallet-Swing-BedPallet-Swing-DIY-11Cinder Block Bench- Start this project by assembling cinder blocks in three rows, with the middle row having at least three openings on the sides. Next, take 3, 4x4 inch 8 feet long pieces of lumber and rest them in the openings of the center row of cinder blocks. Stack cushions and pillows on top of the lumber and then enjoy the perfect place to sit!cinder blockcinder block- side

  3. Hammock Trio- For this easy project put one stake into the ground to act as the center and then three stakes in a circle around the center stake. Then simply hang three hammocks from the stakes to create the perfect hammock trio.


These ideas provide the perfect unique relaxation space and help give your backyard the homey feel.  If you are looking for a home with the perfect backyard or need a mortgage to help you finance, please contact a member of our Housing Buzz Team today.


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