DIY Outdoor Sofa

Wooden outdoor furniture can be quite expensive. I made this DIY gorgeous loveseat and table from lumber. I got outdoor sofa cushions from IKEA and chose brown Varathane wood stain for a nice finish.

SUPPLIES:

  1. Arms – I used two 10 feet long 4x4s to make side arms. HERE
  2. Seat and Back – I used two 8 feet long 2x6s to make seat and back pieces. HERE
  3. L-Angle – I used L-Angels to connect arms to the seat and back pieces. HERE
  4. Long Screws – I used 6 inch long screws to connect arms 4x4s pieces. HERE
  5. Short Screws – I used 1 ¼ inch long screws to connect L-Angles to wood pieces. HERE
  6. Wood Stain – Available HERE
  7. CushionsSeat and Back

TOOLS

  1. Orbital Sander
  2. Drill

INSTRUCTIONS

STEP 1 – CUT WOOD PIECES

Arms and Seat/Back wood panels need to be cut. Ideally, you can cut them at the store you purchase your wood from. Home Depot cut the wood for you in the store for free.

Arms: cut each 10 feet piece into 5 equal panels. Each panel: 24 inch. Total of 5 for each side.

Seat/Back: cut each 8 feet piece in half. Each panel: 48 inch. Total of 4.

STEP 2 – SAND YOUR PANELS

Sand your wood panels with orbital sander.

STEP 3 – CONNECT ARM PANELS

Screw in your long screws from each side of the arm panel to connect two separate pieces with one another. I didn’t want the screws to show so I started with the top of the panels and connected them upside down so that the screw heads would be on the bottom of the panels.

STEP 4 – SCREW ON L-ANGLES

I laid out the two arms and screwed the L-angles on at around an inch from the bottom of second panel (2nd from the bottom).

STEP 5 – SCREW ON BOTTOM PANELS

I screw back pieces to the L-angles.

STEP 6 – SCREW ON THE BACK PANEL

I used the pencil to mark the location of the L-angles I used for back panel. I screwed the brackets to the arms at a slight angle and the screwed in the last back panel.

STEP 7 – STAIN

I chose dark brown because I like brown and the color will fade from the exposure to the sun anyway. I put two lawyers of stain. I followed the instruction from the stain container of how long to wait in between lawyers.

GALLERY

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