DIY Outdoor Storage

Potting Bench How-To
Create your own outdoor organization system to simply your storage needs. Whether you're looking to keep your gardening tools straight or hold outdoor entertaining supplies, we've got a storage solution for everyone.

Outdoor Desk Design

Create a space to host all your outdoor supplies, including chalk, toys, and more, with a simple garage desk. Hang hooks nearby to hold umbrellas and other outdoor gear; chalkboard signs and bright colors give the space an indoor-outdoor appeal.

Garden Organization Center

Create a one-stop-shop for all of your gardening tools with a latticework wall hanging and industrial table. The space is both beautiful and functional when adorned with garden-theme artwork and potted plants.

Patio Buffet Table

Corral your outdoor dining utensils in one concentrated space with a homemade patio table. Sturdy, outdoor-designed fabric hides the shelving below the storage unit that doubles as a buffet table when guests come to visit.

Pallet Storage Table

Layers of wooden pallets stacked on top of one another provide shelving units where outdoor supplies can be stored. Cut a hole in the top of the highest pallet as an extra storage place for plants or tools.

Cinderblock Furniture

Creating tables and benches out of concrete cinderblocks provides ample space for outdoor storage and places to plant greenery, too. The holes in the blocks are the perfect space to keep outdoor belongings.

Planter Storage Unit

Give your extra plants and pots a place to live with a hanging storage center and matching shelving unit. Due to the nature of the organization center, the unit also doubles as a secondary garden.

Add flair and function to any outdoor living room with these smart ways to boost space, style, and storage.

Small Porch Space-Savers

Maximize space, comfort, and curb appeal with these personality-packed DIY ideas.

Outdoor Bar Cart

Create a storage area for outdoor entertaining with a rolling shelving unit. You can use the bottom part to hold your accoutrements while the top serves as an entertaining area.

Outdoor Storage Table

Create a coffee table that's ripe with storage for your outdoor living space. Special divets in the tabletop provide room for storing plants, tools, and other items.

Rolling Outdoor Table

Build an outdoor unit for your patio or porch with a few slabs of treated wood and storage tubs. Attach wheels to the bottom on one of the pieces of wood, then set the tubs on top. You can fill the tubs with whatever you need stored, then lay the final piece of wood on top to finish.

Hanging Garage Storage

Plastic tubs hold toys and other garage supplies; hang them on the wall using sturdy metal hooks. Label the tubs using scrapbooking stickers.

Outdoor Patio Bar

Create an entertaining epicenter on your patio or back porch for a place to hold all your outdoor glassware and bar utensils. Shelving provides ample space for storing the wares; a table gives a spot for entertaining.

Wooden Swing Storage

Create a space for reading material on your front porch swing with a shelf specifically designed for books and magazines. Give the purchased shelf a personalized touch by using washi tape.

Gardening Organizer

Use old pallets to put together a gardening table that's perfect for potting plants and storing supplies. Add hooks for gardening tools, and shelves to hold unused pots and watering cans.

Share the gallery

Better Homes & Gardens may receive compensation when you click through and purchase from links contained on this website.