10 DIY Summer Project Ideas

Are you excited to work on projects for your patio this summer? If so, here is a list of 10  DIY Projects you can make!  The projects are geared toward DIY'ers of all skill levels. Each has a video tutorial and FREE plans to help you accomplish any project you'd like to try.

Make Your Own DIY Patio Chair

This patio chair is a versatile piece for you patio or deck.  They are comfortable and will look great on any patio. You can find the the Free Plans and Video Tutorial by checking out the DIY Patio Chair Post.


Here are a few of the tools you may need for building the DIY projects. I've listed more of my recommendations on my Favorite Tools page.  Note: These are affiliate links. By clicking on them prior to purchasing a product - the DIY Pete site will get a small commission which will help me create more free project tutorials for you. 

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simple workbench, diy workbench

A workbench is a great first project that will act as a foundation to build other projects. You'll learn basic woodworking skills and the bench will serve as a flat surface for working on other DIY projects. The Video Walkthrough and Free Plans can be found in the Workbench Post.

DIY Ice Chest

This ice chest project has been super popular. It is a unique project that can easily be customized. Friends will compliment on your cooler and want to know how they can build one. Find the Free Plans and Video tutorial in the DIY Patio Cooler post.

Cornhole board plans

Cornhole is a fun game to play in the backyard during barbecues. This is a simple and affordable project that can be customized with your favorite design.  The Video Tutorial and Free Plans can be found in the Cornhole Board Post.

Concrete patio pub table

This Patio Pub Table will add a classy touch to any patio.  It will provide a great entertaining area that will light up your beverages all night long. The Free Plans and Video Tutorial for the Patio Pub Table can be found here.

diy pete double chair

The Double chair Patio Bench includes seating for two, a center table, and armrests.  It can be put on a front porch, back deck, or out in the yard under a big tree.  The Free Plans and Video tutorial for the Double Patio Bench can be found here.

Concrete Patio Bar

The Patio Bar is a great build that can add a whole new aesthetic and function to a space.  It provides room for entertaining, serving, and sitting. It has plenty of  storage as well.  The Video Tutorial and Free Plans for the Patio Bar can be found here.

DIY Outdoor Fireplace

This gas fireplace will warm up your patio and provide a fun area to entertain.  The Tutorial Video and Free Plans can be found in the DIY Fireplace post page

The Concrete Coffee Table is a bold piece of furniture that is perfect for enjoying wine and cheese on your patio.  The Free Plans and Video tutorial for the Concrete Coffee Table can be found here.

This beer caddy is a fun little project that can be used to bring beer to a cookout. Or you could make one as a gift for a friend or family member. It goes together quickly and you can play with the design to give it the look you want.  The Video Tutorial and Free Plans for the Beer Caddy can be found here.

Thanks for checking out the post!  I hope the ideas inspire you to create! Please post your projects below, I'd love to see what you come up with!

Cheers from Montana! - Pete