Tuesday, May 27, 2014

"O" is for Outdoor Sofa

Build: diy outdoor sofa


Build an outdoor sofa using 2x wood scraps and top it with Ikea cushions for extra outdoor seating.


A slight modification of Ana White's outdoor sofa I choose to eliminate the arms making more of an open bench feel. 




It's plenty deep, in fact I would make it about 3" shallower next time.
The cushions are Ikea Hallo series: one chaise pad and three back cushions.



This sofa was built mostly with 2x6 teak boards and other scraps.
Total cost to build this outdoor sofa: $85 (all cushions).

How to build an outdoor sofa:

wood cuts:

2 - 2x6 @ 68" (front & back support)
2 - 2x4 @ 18" (front legs)
2 - 2x6 @ 30" (sides)
2 - 2x4 @ 35" (back legs)
1 - 2x4 @ 68" (back top support)
1 - 2x4 @ 16" (middle support leg) *cut to fit
1 - 2x6 @ 70" (seat support) *cut to fit
12-15 - various 1x @ 22" (seat slats)
1 - 1x6 @ 72" (back top support)
1 - 1x4 @ 72" (back bottom support)
14-16 1x3 @ 12" (back slats)



Step 1: Attach front legs to front support using Kreg jig pocket holes, glue and 2 1/2" screws.


Step 2: Repeat process for back legs and back support then attach to sides to make box.


Step 3: Add seat support.  My teak boards had a notched groove perfect for the support piece, secure with pocket holes from underneath.


Step 4: Attach top back support and seat slats.


Step 5: Attach middle support leg.


Step 6: Construct back support again using pocket holes.



Step 7: Place back support in position and secure from back at top and base.


Step 8: Seal with Minwax Helmsman exterior grade clear satin poly, 3 coats.


Step 9: Soak the legs in poly then flip the sofa upside-down and let dry.
This will seal up the open wood on the legs which is most susceptible to water damage from sitting on the ground. 

I'm linking up to:

Sand and Sisal
The 36th Avenue

Creative Collection @ Lolly Jane
Nifty Thrity Sunday @ Nifty Thrifty Things
Inspiration Exchange @ City Farmhouse
SAS @ Funky Junk
That DIY Party @ The DIY Showoff
Tutorials & Tips Tuesday @ Home Stories A to Z
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Pretty Things Thursday @ Scissors & Spatulas
Flaunt it Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
Furniture Feature Friday @ Miss Mustard Seed
SAS @ Just a Girl
Remodelaholics Anonymous @ Remodelaholic
inspiration board @ Carolyns Homework
Sunday Showcase Party @ Under the Table & Dreaming

2 comments:

Our Pinteresting Family said...

Looks like a great spot to relax outside. I love that you used pre-made cushions too. I can't wait to show Rob your newest project.

Our Pinteresting Family said...

Looks like a great spot to relax outside. I love that you used pre-made cushions too. I can't wait to show Rob your newest project.