Hey guys! There is no doubt about it – I LOVE SUMMER! Especially right at the start. I have so many plans for entertaining and hanging out with my family, which of course leads to project ideas! Whitney and I have been members of Ryobi Nation for 4 years now. We contribute our projects to the site but we also love to go there and see what everyone else is up to and get inspired ourselves! Our friends at Ryobi asked us to share some of our favorite DIY outdoor spaces that Nation members have shared on their site and while it was hard to narrow them down, we did find 7 projects that we are so excited to share with you!
DIY #1 – GIANT Connect Four Game
This spoke to my heart 🙂 I LOVE Connect Four and to have a giant game of it and made from wood – OH MY! I may just have to tackle this for my backyard soon 🙂 Way to go on this one, Missy!
DIY #2 – Tree Bench
I don’t have a tree in the right spot for this BUT, as I’m writing this, my hubby just walked in and said “Hey that’s a cool tree bench”! And now, he is planning on where to plant the right tree and he has added building a bench to HIS to-do list. Wow, I couldn’t have planned that any better 😉
DIY #3 – Covered Sandbox with Seating
And yet another project on my to-do list now 🙂 This sandbox is AMAZING! The top flips open and converts to bench seats!
DIY #4 – Grill Pergola
Michael built this grill pergola for his back patio and it is such a smart idea! Building a covered patio is a huge undertaking and can be expensive. I love this little pergola that specifically covers the grilling area. It is a beautiful accent to their outdoor space and it provides shade for the “griller” 😉
DIY #5 – Bar Height Adirondack Chair
This cutie might look familiar 🙂 I built this for our patio two summers ago and it is still a favorite! It is the most fought after chair on the back patio, it’s super comfy AND it has a cup/wine glass holder! You can get the FREE Plans in the link above the pic!
DIY #6 – Corn Hole Game
Who doesn’t love a game of Corn Hole? This set was built by our friends from Crates and Pallets! This is definitely a beginner project and I’m tempted to build a set for my kids to play with in the yard. Maybe I can convince them to build them with me 😉
DIY #7 – Swing with Stand
This is such a fantastic idea! If you don’t have room for a swing under your porch, don’t have a porch or want to build a swing for the yard, this is the perfect solution! Tyler built a swing and a stand for the swing to hang from – genius! Way to go Tyler!
How is that for some inspiration to kick off your summer project planning?! Do you have an awesome outdoor project that you would like to share with Nation members? If so, you can load your project images to the site and that will automatically enter you to win $500 in Ryobi tools! You can enter HERE!
As if that isn’t enough fun for the day, our friends at Ryobi want to offer THREE of our Shanty readers a second giveaway right here!
The Ryobi prize pack will include:
One Ryobi Ultimate Combo Kit
One Ryobi Workshop Light
How do you enter?
Just follow the instructions in the box below to get entered! There is only one mandatory step to enter and a few bonus entries to up your chances 🙂
Good luck and Happy Building!!
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