Got a beautiful garden that’s ideal for spending downtime but don’t have the furniture to complement it? Perhaps this outdoor cabana lounge would be a perfect fit! This little DIY backyard lounge is especially perfect for those who love going to the beach since the structure resembles a cabana/palapa.
One of the awesome things about DIY means you can dream up wild and crazy projects like this outdoor cabana lounge build. I’ve always wanted a lazy lounge space in our backyard.
It’s a little relaxing space carved out of our backyard, if my kids were younger it would make a great playhouse too.
The awning is a super easy addition. She used 80″ wide Sunbrella awning fabric so it fits the length of the cabana without having to finish the edges. On the ends she made a pocket for 3/4″ steel conduit pipe, fold the raw edge of the fabric over 1/2″ and then 2″ and sew a seam then slide the pipe into the pocket:
Measuring 8 ft long, the deck fits a queen size mattress and even allows for a small walking space in front. Each side has a narrow counter top so you can place your mugs, books and items that you want to be within your reach while relaxing on it.
The awning fabric cover can be removed easily since it’s simply secured in place by the weight of the conduit pipes inserted at both ends.
It’s beautiful, cozy and simple to build! So if you want to make your outdoor space feel like a vacation, then start building your own outdoor cabana lounge now!
Do you know someone who’d love to have this in their backyard too?
You’ll need these materials:
- 6 pcs – 8′ long 4×4 Timber
- 12 pcs – 8′ long 2×4 Timber
- 16 pcs – 8′ long 2×6 Timber
- 2 pcs – 8′ long 2×8 Timber
- 3″ Exterior Decking Screws
- 2-1/2″ Exterior Pocket Hole Screws
- Strong Tie Post Connectors
- Concrete Pier Blocks
- 2 pcs Conduit Pipes
- 80″ wide Awning Fabric
And these tools:
- Measuring Tape
- Speed Square
- Safety Glasses
- Kreg Jig
- Power Drill
- Spirit Level
- Wood Clamps
Instructions: Build your own cozy outdoor cabana lounge