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Nostalgic porch swing
Enhance your garden with these do-it-yourself projects from Best-Ever Outdoor Projects. Look for each plan-packed issue on your newsstand.

Best-Ever Outdoor Projects 2005

The latest issue of Best-Ever Outdoor Projects includes full-sized patterns for attractive, practical additions to your garden, deck, and patio. This slide show includes projects from the current and past issues. Pick up a copy at your newsstand until June 2005, or click the link below to order a copy online.

You can also purchase plans online for all of the projects in this slide show. Just click on the link below each description.

Relaxation Station

Put your patio in the swing of things with this gracious arbor. Besides offering privacy and shade for a bench or swing, this red cedar beauty is capable of supporting heavy vines or climbing roses.

Note: The swing shown in the photo is a separate project, available below.

Folding Adirondack Chair

This comfy and spacious cedar seat combines classic styling with a convenient feature: it folds flat for easy storage.

Best-Yet Picnic Set

Who says all the comforts of home have to be indoors? With the right furnishings, you can kick back just as easily on your patio or deck or in your backyard. All you need is a project like this high-style patio picnic table and benches.

Settee for Two

While away summer days on a piece that's perfect for patio, porch, or deck. Its contoured seats and backrests cradle you and a companion in comfort. There's even space to set a few refreshments.

Flower-Tower Tuteur

Build this sturdy vine support for your garden in just a day or two. For an even more impressive project, add this tuteur to our planter box plan (see next slide). It's 47 inches tall by 22 inches wide.

Patio-Perfect Planter

Spruce up your outdoor spaces with this 19-inch-tall, cedar-trimmed planter. It accepts up to a 16-inch square or round pot for showing off your colorful plantings. For an even more impressive project, top it off with our Flower-Power Tuteur (previous slide).

Mailbox Planter

Create real curbside appeal with a mailbox post and planter destined to be the envy of the neighborhood. Accented with flowers and standing 65 inches tall, this stylish design will show off your green thumb as well as your craftsmanship.

Lazy-Days Chaise

Take a weekend to build it, and a lifetime to enjoy it. Who says that a comfortable chair can't look as good as it feels? This chaise longue delivers on both counts. You'll find that its adjustable back gives you five relaxing positions, making it ideal for reading a novel or simply soaking up the rays.

Potter's Paradise

This high-style potting bench includes all of the features that gardeners need in a practical workspace. It sports a galvanized-metal work surface with a handy waste disposal opening over a plastic garbage can. There are also plastic storage bins concealed by doors, a tool rack and overhead shelf, plus wheels and a handle to make the whole setup mobile.

Suet Feeder

Birds flock to the high-energy nourishment provided by suet cakes. This good-looking feeder features a top that slides up the support cables, allowing you to add suet quickly and easily. The feeder measures approximately 8 inches tall, 10 inches wide, and 3 inches deep.

Rocker for Two

Relax and enjoy a tall glass of lemonade after a hard day's work in this sturdy, attractive porch rocker. Made from weather-resistant white oak and mahogany.

Nostalgic Porch Swing

This inviting porch swing may become the most popular seat in your house! The gently curved seat offers comfortable seating for two adults. It's made of durable white oak and hangs from sturdy chains.

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