Outdoor sectional, my 2nd diy project

Submitted by SuperKiki on Fri, 06/28/2019 - 09:41
  • I pretty much followed the instructions for each plan. I customized the length to fit my space.
  • There was some bowing on the back rest so I added some vertical supports.
  • Because the sectional is quite long I added some legs in the middle.
  • I stained the sectional twice and had to sand off the stain twice before I decided to paint it. I highly recommend that you test your stain on a cut off piece and pick what you're doing before putting it on your furniture. If I had done this it would have saved me a lot of hours and sanding.
  • I had planned to buy Target cushions for my sectional but I forgot to build the sofa with the cushions I wanted to purchase in mind. I ended up having to make my own in order to get a good fit.
  • I have a tiny patio area and this design really worked amazing to give me a lot of seating and still make it feel spacious.
  • You can definitely build and paint this sectional in a day.
Estimated Cost
$300 for outdoor cushion foam and outdoor fabric.
$150-$200 for wood and supplies
Estimated Time Investment
Day Project (6-9 Hours)
Type of Wood
Finish Used
The paint is outdoor matte paint from Home Depot and it worked marvelously, very streak free.
Recommended Skill Level
Starter Project


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