Build this simple seating/planter/arbor project to create a quiet, private space in your yard or on a deck. It provides shade and comfort as well as a welcome screen from neighbors. You can install it on an existing patio or build it on your deck.
Like shipping pallets, wooden cable spools are another item that is usually found for free on Craigslist. Since cable spools are limited by their shape there are fewer repurposing options, but they make a great coffee table bookcase.
Build a patio/deck cooler stand. This patio cooler stand is made from cedar decking. to be exact. It holds a 48 quart Igloo cooler. The top is hinged, and the cooler cover is mounted within the top. Bottle opener, and cap catcher complete the case