Choosing Your Project
To get the best results for your wood working project buy the material at least two to three weeks before you are ready to start construction. Stack your timber in a dry location with spacers between the boards, allowing for plenty of air circulation so the material will dry out. This way you will get less warping or splitting of the wood after you have built your outdoor furniture.
Also consider the climate where you live. If you live where winters are harsh, will your outdoor furniture be able to remain outdoors year-round, or will you have to store your furniture during winter? Do you have the required storage space? Investing in outdoor furniture covers will help maintain your outdoor furniture at its best.
Almost all woodworking websites provide guides for a multitude of projects, both indoor and outdoor. Choosing the right project for your yard will depend upon what you hope to achieve and your skill level.
But purchasing outdoor furniture plans is also expensive. The average set of plans will cost between $10 and $25 per item. If you are making three or four different types of furniture, you are out a minimum of 30 or 40 bucks just for plans, & one of the goals is to SAVE money by doing it yourself.
Finding Outdoor Project Plans
There’s pleasure to be had in building your own outdoor furniture. Your outdoor space can easily be a stunning display of your craftsmanship. Aside from this, it’s also a common knowledge that quality furniture can be very expensive. Thus, by building it yourself, you can save quite lot by eliminating the labor cost and you can also be assured of the quality of the furniture.
There are literally hundreds of outdoor furniture woodworking projects you can work on. Check out different types and designs from home improvement magazines, niche websites and local furniture stores. Learn which type of wood or style is best for your environment. For example, if you are looking to create lounge chairs for a swimming pool, you might want sleek ones. If you have a lakeside environment, you may want something more rustic. Acquiring a compilation of woodworking project plans would be a good idea. They are easily available online; a cost-effective way to stockpile on those woodworking plans, not to mention knowledge.
Outdoor furniture provide the aesthetic value to the space you may have in your yard. With the help of outdoor furniture plans, you can have your choice of furniture pieces to adorn your place.