Outdoor Woodworking Projects and Tools

Outdoor Woodworking Projects

Woodworking is a productive and creative task that involves cutting, shaping, and joining wood to create a useful and decorative thing. Wood Craftsmanship is not strenuous or physically demanding work. Woodworking will not make you tired. Also, you can do the task at your own pace.

If you are a bit introverted person,  woodworking is great solitary work. You can start and finish a woodworking project on your own. In recent times, this task has become a popular hobby for many people. It is because woodworking is a great way to escape from the din of the outside world.

If you plan to involve yourself in some outdoor woodworking projects, your patio would be a nice place to do these projects. You can make a few great things here like a curvy cedar outdoor bench, a patio wall planter, Adirondack chair, and a planter bench. However, to start a project, it is important that you get to know a few important woodworking tools. Let us know a few woodworking tools:

1. Plasma Cutter

A plasma cutter is an indispensable tool for metal fabrication shops. The tool allows workers to cut metal in any shape they want. Besides metalworking, plasma cutter also used in some other related industries like woodworking industry. Today, there are many models of these tools are available in the market.

2. Bench Vise

Whether you are working in your workshop or at your garage, a bench vise is a low-cost tool that helps you like a helping hand to get your job done. However, finding a top-quality bench vise is not an easy task because there are so many options out there.

3.Table Saw

A table saw is a useful woodworking tool that lets you complete your work quickly and efficiently without compromising the quality of your work. These tools come in many different sizes and shapes. It is a valuable tool for any woodworker whether he is a DIY woodworker or a professional one. Table saws help woodworkers to cut wood accurately, precisely and conveniently.  These tools finish cutting tasks far more quickly than a hand saw.


A wood planer is a woodworking tool which is used for making boards of even thickness.

While a table saw can decrease the thickness of a piece of wood and a jointer cleans its edges, a planer can handle both of these two tasks alone.

5. Jointer

A jointer is a woodworking tool that is used to straighten and flatten a stock. However, if the working piece that is the stock does not come with a certain fineness level, the tool greatly frustrates many woodworkers.  Nevertheless, if a jointer is set up and used properly, it does its job efficiently and properly.

A jointer consists of many different parts. The most functional parts are the infeed table, the outfeed table, the cutter head, the fence, and the guard. A woodworker fed a workpiece across the infeed table which is cut by the knives that are set at the center of the outfeed table.

6. Band Saw

A band saw is a useful wood cutting tool. The tool contains a serrated blade. The blade is stretched with two pulleys. In a band saw, woodworkers installed different types of blades. These blades vary in terms of tooth size, tooth shape, and blade material

Let Us Do a Few Outdoor Woodworking Project

1. Making a 4 Person Outdoor Table

To make one such table, we will use many of those tools we discussed above. So, the tools list will look like this

  • Table saw
  • Planer
  • Jointer
  • Band saw or jigsaw
  • Orbital sander
  • Trammel points
  • Framing square
  • Stationary belt or disc sander
  • Drill

The design of this table is simple and made of cedar which will last a lifetime. Cedar is amazing for outdoor projects since the wood does not rot and bug resistant.

To spend some great time with your friend, make this beautiful 4 person outdoor table.  To make this bench, we  chose cedar to make this table and use a clear exterior sealer as finishing.  By placing this table on your patio, you can make a great socializing and dining place there.

2. Planter Bench

Do you want to add some functionality and style to your yard? Make and set up this simple and elegant bench in your porch, patio or pool. When filled with flowers and plants, this planter will make your porch or patio look elegant.

To build this beautiful planter bench, use redwood. It is because redwood provides beauty, strength, and durability.


Woodworking requires rapt attention, personal protection, and some creative thinking too. And this is why many people enjoy this task as a hobby too. However, many of them do not know that they can convert their passion for woodworking into a prospective career too. Getting familiar with some basic woodworking tools, doing a few DIY projects and then opening a woodworking business is not a bad idea.

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