Outdoor Sectional

Submitted by flarbort on Wed, 10/30/2019 - 06:36

Just put the final stain on the outdoor sectional and I'm so psyched at how great it came out. Believe it or not, this is a very beginner piece (just 2x4s, NO pocket hole screws, all straight cuts- x ends optional) and anyone can do it with a circular saw, some clamps, a sander and an impact drill. Just takes some planning ahead of time. I bought the 2x4 wood and the cushions off Facebook Marketplace to save money so the total cost of this whole sectional was only $140 (wood, cushions, stain, screws). If you price similar new wood sectionals (U shaped, 9 seats) they're well over $1500+. Now, my sectional isn't as perfect as a brand new sectional but I do feel way cooler for saving a ton of money and doing it myself. In all it only took 4 days, working no more than 2.5 hours per day from start to finish to build this and stain it. It's made up of three pieces and I finished one piece a day and stained on the last day. You can make it while your toddler naps;-P Or if you had no other distractions you could bang it out in one long day. As for any of Ana's outdoor sectional plans the biggest expense is going to be the cushions. The cheapest new ones I could find were $40 a set (a 25" seat and a back cushion). That would have made this at least $400 in cushions ALONE! So what I did instead and I recommend this for anyone trying to save cost on this project is that I got a whole bunch of cheap and random cushions off Craigslist and Facebook Marketplace and then I bought cushion covers off Amazon. https://amzn.to/2BRBeeZ I cut some of the cushions to fit the covers and added stuffing to others.

Estimated Cost
$140
Estimated Time Investment
Day Project (6-9 Hours)
Type of Wood
Pine
Finish Used
Golden Honey
Recommended Skill Level
Beginner

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