For backyard play equipment a sandbox is good place to start! The box itself can be built in a morning and is very inexpensive.
Mark off the deck area using string. The string will help you visualize the size and appearance of the finished deck and will also serve as a guide for excavation and post placement. But trust me, it will always look smaller this way than when it is done.
You can build this sturdy bench in an afternoon. It makes a good edge bench to define the ends of a low deck, or a bench that you can use near a pool is edge or even against a railing. Its clean simple lines would make it fit in with most any decor.
A colonial chair is easy to build and offers no great problem in upholstering. A chair of this type combines well with conventional two piece overstuffed living room suites and also makes an attractive bedroom chair.
This sturdy teeter totter board makes the small children happy both indoors and out. The material used was hardwood such as birch but pine will do almost as well.
The three wren houses shown here may be used as the hanging type or placed on a post. Build them using these free woodworking plans.
Here is a tree bench for your yard that can be built from exterior grade wood. The seat, as shown, is made in two sections so that it may be taken apart and stored in the garage or basement during the winter months of the year.
Plans and cutting diagram for a Shaker Clock. DXF format.
Build this hoosier cabinet for your kitchen or dining room using the free information available at the link.
At the link you will find lots of free information to get you on your way to building a deck of your dreams.