Create your own outdoor cabana

One weekend, two people, a bunch of PVC pipe, and presto! The perfect backyard hangout

Outdoor Lounge

Thomas J. Story

With our checklist of tools and materials, some PVC pipe, and a little elbow grease, you can transform your outdoor space into an instant retreat ― all for about $300. This backyard lounge serves as both a casual spot for year-round entertaining and a private refuge with resort style.

Cabana checklist: What you’ll need




Time: Approximately 2 days, including drying time for paint. (Note: Assembling the frame requires two people, so enlist a partner on the second day of the project.)

Price Tag: About $300 (about $100 for frame, plus $20/yard for fabric)

Step-by-step:  How to build this outdoor lounge

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