DIY – Summer Outdoor Sofa

Modern style meets DIY cool in this sturdy cedar outdoor sofa! With just some 2x4 boards, you could be seating in style this summer!

DIY - Summer Outdoor Sofa

Cut Your Boards:

Cut all of your boards according to the cut list. A circular saw, chop saw, or compound miter saw is recommended for cutting.



DIY - Summer Outdoor Sofa

Build Seat Frame:

To make the seat part of this sofa, we are basically going to frame up a mini floor. Just attach 5 of the 25-1/2” long 2x4s to 2 of the 72” long 2x4s, spacing about 16” apart. Use 2-1/2” exterior decking screws. This completes the seat frame.

DIY - Summer Outdoor Sofa

Arms:

Attach arm rests (28-½” long) to legs (25-½” long) with 2-½” exterior decking screws. Build two arms.

DIY - Summer Outdoor Sofa



Arm Middle:

Attach another 25-½” long board to the center of the arm, 14” up from bottom, with 2-½” exterior decking screws.

DIY - Summer Outdoor Sofa

Arm Tie-In:

To finish the arms, add another 25-½” long board underneath the arm middle. We’ll use this board to tie into the seat framing in the next step.

DIY - Summer Outdoor Sofa

Attaching Arms to Seat:

Attach the seat framing to the arms with 2-1/2” exterior screws, through the arm tie-in boards.

DIY – Summer Outdoor Sofa

Seat Slats:

Attach seat slats to seat support frame, with 2-½” exterior decking screws.

DIY – Summer Outdoor Sofa

Back Support:

Attach the final 72” long 2x4 board to the tops of the arms, at the back. This time use a pocket hole jig set for 1-½” thick boards, and 2-½” long pocket hole screws.

DIY – Summer Outdoor Sofa

That’s it! Hard to believe this beautiful outdoor sofa is made from 2x4 boards! Now it’s time to kick back and enjoy your sofa!


Source: ana-white.com

Images, plans and project by : Ana White

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2 Responses

  1. Can the outdoor sofa be
    Converted into a loveseat
    Instead

  2. Having a hard time finding cushions that are 28″ deep for this sofa

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