10 Charming DIY Outdoor Storage Ideas

Outdoor storage, it seems like it is always an issue. Storage in general seems like it is always an issue. Either there is never enough of it or there is no good way to store your tools, cushions, outdoor cookware, pink lawn flamingoes, etc. It is an ongoing problem with hundreds of solutions, but how do you know which ones are the best?

The customizable ones of course! Here we have found some unique and creative ways to tackle a multitude of outdoor storage situations. Even better, every one of them is a DIY project that could be tackled in a single weekend and customized to fit whatever your needs may be!

We have scoured the internet for an array of outdoor storage solutions and we have compiled 10 of the best affordable, easy-to-follow DIY storage projects we came across. From ingenious bike storage, to simple sheds, and even a hanging outdoor mini bar, there is a little bit of something for everyone here. We even included a few purchasable options for the less handy of us out there.

Hopefully you will find something here to inspire your next outdoor project. We know we did!

1. How to Build a Bike Storage Shack


Source: icreatived.com

This is an excellent how-to for this lovely, and clever, bike storage. Bikes can take up so much room in a garage, and if you don’t have a garage it can be even worse. This shed not only provides storage but also includes a space for planting on top!

2. DIY Outdoor Storage Box/Bench


Source: sandandsisal.com

This beautiful storage box has a detailed DIY, reasonable material prices, and can be customized to fit any style! Use it for any of your outdoor storage needs.

3. Outdoor Storage Locker


Source: familyhandyman.com

This cute storage shed is an inexpensive and quick DIY that can be finished in a single weekend. With clear step-by-step directions (with pictures!) and a detailed tools and materials list this is a great project for your backyard!

4. Multi-Purpose Storage Cabinet


Source: brookstone.com

For the less handy of us out there, here is a stylish purchasable option to ease our outdoor storage woes. This handsome cabinet is lockable and has three removable shelves to accommodate taller items and tools.

5. Small Cedar Fence Picket Storage Shed

Source: ladygoats.com and ana-white.com

This affordable storage shed comes with easy step-by-step instructions and can be completed in a weekend. Customizable and big enough to house even the larger lawn items it could even be used a small work space if you need some out of the way storage.

6. Outdoor Storage Bench


Source: ana-white.com

Clear, concise instructions and a detailed materials list will have you read to work on this charming project in no time! The plans are broken down into panels to make it easy enough to finish a panel a day or finish the whole project in an afternoon.

7. DIY Outdoor Coffee Table With Storage

Source: Crazy Wonderful

This gorgeous outdoor coffee table is a great weekend project with detailed pictures and easy to follow instructions.

8. DIY Potting Bench


Source: BackwoodsCottage

This 2-part DIY offers excellent garden storage and a workspace for outdoor projects. Part 1 covers building all the pieces and Part 2 covers assembling it all into one.

9. DIY Hanging Outdoor Bar

Source: hgtv.com

Now for something a little different, an outdoor bar! With clear and easy to follow instructions this is a great weekend project with a charming finished product.

10. DIY Farm Table

Source: ana-white.com

This long farm-style table has great step-by-step directions and can be used in the house or outside, for dining or as a workspace.