Outdoor Sectional

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 04/04/2016 - 06:29

I modified the plans slightly, reducing the overall seating depth by 1.5" so I could use 8' lumber with minimal waste, and make 2 cushions out of one 54" width of fabric. I also tweaked the design to make a chaise lounge on one side. I used bargain priced sunbrella fabric (has a few imperfections) and recycled soda bottle fill for the cushions to keep cost lower. Building the wooden part was quick and easy (took an afternoon including two trips to the store), but this was my first sewing project so the total project time reflects my learning curve making and stuffing cushions.

Estimated Cost
Just under $300 total.

The lumber cost was less than $100. It was my first sewing project, so I was surprised that the cushion stuffing was the most expensive element of the whole project. If you can find cheap pillows, the plans are easily modified to fit their dimensions.
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Finish Used
behr weatherproofing solid color, slate.

A narrow roller was a life saver in getting between all of the boards on the seat.
Recommended Skill Level



Wed, 04/06/2016 - 06:34

This looks really great! You have inspired me to stop procrastinating and get started on our outdoor sectional. Every time I think about doing it the building part seems fun but, I'm overwhelmed by the task/cost of the cushions. I'm interested in learning more about the fill you used. Where did you find it and what was the approximate cost? Thanks and great work!


Wed, 04/06/2016 - 11:02

This came out amazing!! I just finished my very first project using plans on here and have the bug to keep building more!!! An outdoor sectional is next on my list!! Great job it looks fantastic.


Wed, 06/29/2016 - 20:25

Whoops - sorry about that. This looks amazing, and the detail on the fabric is quite fantastic. I have been wanting to replace some old furniture that is falling apart, and this would really be a wonderful addition to the outdoor space. Kudos on the great work.