Modern Outdoor Loveseat from 2x4s and 2x6s

Submitted by Ana White on Tue, 06/25/2019 - 15:55
Difficulty
Intermediate
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We love the clean lines and modern styling of this DIY outdoor loveseat.  It's built strong and sturdy and won't blow away in the wind.  You'll love the free, step by step plans with diagrams and shopping and cut lists.

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Modern Outdoor Loveseat Plans

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Dimensions
dimensions of modern outdoor loveseat
Fits TWO 25" x 25" cushions

Preparation

Shopping List

SHOPPING LIST FOR ONE LOVESEAT

6 - 2x4 @ 8 feet long or stud length

1 - 2x2 @ 10 feet long (only need two pieces 50" long each)

2 - 2x6 @ 8 feet long or stud length

1 - 2x6 @ 10 feet long (cut 50" pieces from this board)

100 - 2-3/4" self tapping exterior screws (deck screws or similar)

2 - 25" x 25" Outdoor cushions 

Cut List

CUT LIST FOR ONE LOVESEAT

4 - 2x4 @ 22-1/4" - Legs

6 - 2x6 @ 28-1/2" - Side Slats

2 - 2x4 @ 31-1/2" - Arm Rests

4 - 2x6 @ 50" - Front and Back Slats

2 - 2x4 @ 50" - Front Top Slat and Back Top

2 - 2x2 @ 50" - Inside Cleat

9 - 2x4 @ 25-1/2" - Seat Slats (can get away with less or other materials ie 2x6)

Tools
Tape Measure
Speed Square
Pencil
Safety Glasses
Hearing Protection
Drill
Circular Saw
Power Sander

Instructions

Step 1

Two screws, 2-3/4" length, per joint.  Attach flush to the inside of the legs with a 3/4" spacing in between. Work from the top board downward.

Step 2

Attach the top flush with outside edges of the legs using 2-3/4" screws.

Step 3

Attach the front and back slats to the arms, lining up the 2x6s (and the 2x4 to bottom edge of front middle 2x6) with 2-3/4" screws.

Step 4

Attach the 2x4 at the top with 2-3/4" screws.

You can also use a 2x2 (won't line up at front).  It will be more comfortable but will not be as stylish.

Step 5

Screw seat cleats to the inside of the chair, at least four screws per cleat.

Step 6

Lay slats out and space evenly.  Screw down with 2-3/4" screws.

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Comments

Nate2007

Tue, 07/09/2019 - 18:04

When attaching the legs, is one side flush while the other is screwed in. i thought bout legs were supposed to be flushed and the 2x6 screwed into them so that the front 2x6 is lapping over the front but it seems off. any advice?

Nate2007

Tue, 07/09/2019 - 18:04

When attaching the legs, is one side flush while the other is screwed in. i thought bout legs were supposed to be flushed and the 2x6 screwed into them so that the front 2x6 is lapping over the front but it seems off. any advice?

rgray198434

Fri, 05/01/2020 - 18:18

I built the outdoor loveseat bench and I thought it was very easy to follow the plans. So, I decided to build another loveseat bench but I did some modifications to it. I made the seat a little longer so I could put put an arm rest in the middle. I built the arm rest to fit just right in the middle then I screwed it in from the bottom. I had a great time building it, thank you for sharing your plans.

monica21

Thu, 05/07/2020 - 23:50

In my last and professional year of BS when I put my concentration on practical and professional work like above mentioned all the dimensions and details of the modern outdoor loveseat. Yes, definitely my all kind of theoretical assignments were being solved by the $6essay cheapest just because of lack of time.

nelsonlg

Fri, 05/29/2020 - 09:59

For step 3, just be aware that if you plan to screw from the outside to attach the front and back slats to the arms, you will need screws longer than 2.375". I just had to run out and buy 4" screws in order to attach these.

Also, I have an almost built loveseat, only to find out that a 2x2x10 is actually a 1.5x1.5x10 (this is apparently true for most dimensional lumber- height and width are overstated by ½"). Unfortunately, I cannot screw the slats down to the seat cleats because the cleats are too narrow. Save yourself some time, and more trips to the hardware store, by making sure what you are buying is actually 2x2x10. Or, perhaps consider changing the plan to make the slats 26 ½, in order that the slats have somewhere to screw into.