2 x 4 Outdoor Couches

Submitted by Liz Miller on Fri, 05/04/2018 - 10:14

I actually made these a year ago and finally got around to blogging/brag posting. This was the very first DIY furniture I ever attempted. In fact it's what introduced me to Ana White and got me inspired to start my blog! I saw outdoor couches at Pottery Barn that I loved but were way out of my price range, especially because I wanted two. This project could not have been easier. It took me two afternoons, one for each couch, but now that I know what I'm doing I could put them both together in a few hours. They held up with heavy usage all summer. I'm so excited I took a chance on these plans!

Estimated Cost
$45 per couch
Estimated Time Investment
Afternoon Project (3-6 Hours)
Finish Used
I used a Minewax deck stain to help protect them from the elements.
Recommended Skill Level
Starter Project


Ana White

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 14:49

What a lovely first project!  Looks like it's holding up well!  I love the dark finish!

Thanks so much for sharing a brag post, can't wait to see more from you!


Liz Miller

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 06:00

Thank you Ana! I've gone on to build a few more of your projects and I can't believe how much I'm learning following your plans and videos. You have have been a game changer. I didn't think we could afford to update our house in a meaningful way, but through your site I've been able to add pieces that are quality, affordable, and most of all meaningful. I hope more women get invovled in woodworking, you have made it so accessable. Plus, powertools are fun! Thanks for all you do!!