With easy access to tools and materials for DIY enthusiasts, making outdoor garden furniture has become a growing trend that many like to take on as an alternative and affordable option for outdoor furniture.

With a few basic power tools and plan, any DIY enthusiast can make unique outdoor garden frniture that fits in with their lifestyle and budget. The Cavello patio furniture shown here is a great outdoor furniture project to start with and can be made using reclaimed wood or locally available soft or hardwoods.

I chose this outdoor garden furniture because of its simple design and smooth lines. Despite the simplicity, the furniture has modern appeal and can be stained or finished as you prefer. It is also an affordable project if you use reclaimed wood, meranti or pine. If you prefer a natural light, or blonde finish, similar to that shown here, after sanding all the pieces apply liming wax on a regular basis. Use this tip to make your own liming wax.


Step 1: Prepare the planks for joining

If you look closely as how this furniture is assembled, it consists of planks approximately 100mm wide and cut to length. There are a couple of methods that could be used for joining the planks together, dowels being one, but I have opted to show a method where a mortise is drilled out.

1. The method of drilling out a mortise and fitting a a tenon-style joint will create a strong joint between the sections.
I think that 10mm dowels will work just as well, if you add more along the length.

2. The tenon used for demonstration was a 10 x 44mm strip of PAR pine. To accommodate for this you will need to use a 10mm wood bit.Although I have marked off the drill bit at 50mm, a depth of 30mm should be more than sufficient.

3. Use the 10mm wood bit to bore out holes along the cutting area to a depth of 30mm. Space the drilling holes as close together as possible without overlapping, as this will cause the drill bit to slip away from the hole.

4. Since the width of the bored hole is only 10mm, using a wood chisel isn't practical. A Dremel MultiTool with small sanding ring works like a dream to clean out the mortise.The reason I modified the depth from 50mm to 30mm is to allow you to reach the bottom of the morise with a Dremel sanding ring.

5. On the 10 x 44mm PAR pine I used a sander to round off the corners. Cut the 10 x 44mm PAR pine to a length of 80mm. This allows for 30mm mounted in the lower and upper planks and 20mm in the gap between.


<p>Love that style, looks similar to Pallet Furniture models, wanted to ask how did you connect the pieces, it doesn't look like you used nails/screws and you didn't mention that you used a joiner method. Please explain! </p>
<p>my mom will love these!<br>thank you</p>
<p>Great gardem furniture assembly! Wonderful job</p>
<p>Good work, and very nice design!</p>
<p>Very nice result. Maybe you cal also put some oil to protect the wood outdoors</p>
<p>Looks fantastic, and a great guide as well.</p>
<p>I was glad to see your updates on outdoor garden furniture. <br>The architecture that you used for outdoor garden is amazing, which will give <br>the perfect finishing touch to revitalize your outdoor space where you can <br>enjoy with your friends.Ofcourse, a perfect <a href="http://www.creativeatmospheres.net/5-easy-steps-to-freshen-up-your-outdoor-furniture/" rel="nofollow">landscape <br>construction company</a> can do this project in cost effective way.</p>
<p>Would love to build these for my backyard but it looks like #9 is missing some instructions. Would you mind taking a look? Also, is there a materials list? Thanks!</p>
<p>Have added the missing text. Thanks for letting me know.</p>
<p>Hey, just so you know, I found one of my instructables stolen and being sold on listia. When I looked into it, I saw that yours was being sold there as well:</p><p>http://www.listia.com/auction/18624138-diy-outdoor-lawn-furniture</p>
<p>Thanks ever so much. Lots of work but I love what I do!</p>
<p>I just loooooove your site!</p>
<p>Wow! Nice job :-)</p>
<p>Wow! they look awesome! </p>
<p>Thats just so cool :)</p>

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