Recreate the Look of this Outdoor Scandi Dining Space

The last days of summer have us thinking about the ideal ad-hoc dining space at Remodelista. We think this patio from the Vidar house in Sweden, co-designed by the Leva Husfabrik team, is full of inspiration. It features a mix of inexpensive DIY tables, benches and a spare palette. Here are a few sources to help you get the look.

Above: The patio of the Vidar home via Leva Husfabrik. To see more of the team’s work, visit Remodelista’s post Design Sleuth: Towel Bars as Drawer Pulls.

Above: Do like Husfabrik and combine 2-by-4 studs to create an instant bench. Premium Kiln-Dried Whitewood Studs are $2.73 each from Home Depot. For the table, source a large board from Home Depot or a local hardware store.

Above: Create a table base with the Signature Development 29-Inch Sawhorse made from solid pine; $18.98 each from Home Depot.

Above: Lisa Rennell Sheepskins are a good faux choice for warmth and texture. Made of 100 percent organic wool with organic knit backing, they are available in three sizes; prices start at $185 for the small.

Above: Skagerak’s Teak Folding Chair is made from 30-to-50 year old plantation grown teak trees which have been kiln-dried for three to four weeks; $342 from Horne.

If you are looking for more outdoor inspiration, see more than 300 images of Decks & Patios in Remodelista’s Gallery of rooms and spaces.

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Alicia N.
Alicia N.3 years ago


Rebecca S.
Rebecca S.3 years ago


Mandi Rose
Amanda Adams3 years ago

Thank you!

Anna Ballinger
Anna Ballinger3 years ago

Thank you for sharing. Really like the simplicity of the table and benches.

Laura S.
Laura S.3 years ago

You had me right up to the end. And then you bring out the $342 folding chair...

Kathy K.
Kathy K.3 years ago

Interesting but I don't like it as much as some of the other Remodelista designs.

Paulina S.
Past Member 3 years ago


Susan H.
Susan Hunter3 years ago

The table is fairly cheap to build if you do it yourself. I did a student work project where the kids built picnic tables for the school. As for the teak chairs, there are much cheaper options at discount stores and also you can usually find good deals in used furniture. Get an idea from Care2 and then improvise with your budget. It works for me.

Sue H.
Sue H.3 years ago

I wish that you would stop assuming that all folks have this kinda money to throw around.

Jaime  Alexande Alves
Jaime Alves3 years ago

Thanks for info.!!