Outdoor Sectional

I used the modifications posted for 2X4 wood.
I used pressure treated wood, so I will stain it next year!
The plans were easy to follow, this was my first project and went off without a hitch!!
I purchased 24X24 foam for 9 dollars a piece and sewed waterproof material to cover them! It took probably took just as long to make the cushions than to make the actual sectional....but well worth it. I just couldnt find the right cushions ANYWHERE!!!

Estimated Cost
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Finish Used
unfinished, will wait to stain
Recommended Skill Level
Starter Project


Britnie (not verified)

Mon, 06/25/2012 - 17:53

Your couch looks great! I too am having a difficult time finding cushions - did you use a pattern to sew them, or just sew around the foam?

In reply to by Britnie (not verified)


Thu, 07/05/2012 - 05:44

Try Costco! I got 24"x24" "floor" cushions (4-5" thick) for $20 a piece and back throw cushions 20"x20", 2/$15! They are a really nice quality and are labeled as outdoor cushions. Look at Thrift Inspirations' brag post as she has the same cushions I bought (different pattern.) I haven't posted yet because we're in the midst of building ours.

Sabrina Italiano

Fri, 07/20/2012 - 21:02

I Purchased the foam at a local fabric store,
And sewed around them. I actually folded the material
In half, and sewed two sides. I then measured and sewed the
Corners so that when inverted it would fit perfectly.
Then I had to closed each pillow sewing by hand... Hope that helped..

Paolo (not verified)

Sat, 09/22/2012 - 12:56

I got mine from Improvement Catalogs. They have a sale going on selling 28" x 22" x 4". I bought about 8 of them and theyre selling for $13.97 a piece. Its for exterior use obviously and mine havent faded in the sun. Ive had my cushions since February 2012.


Sat, 09/22/2012 - 23:17

If you have a Garden Ridge in your area, they had a nice selection of cushions and now that its season end they may be on sale right now! The cushions I used on my sectional I got from the Big Orange store and paid about $60 for a bottom and top cushion set. Very well worth the money! When it rains the water sits on top of the cushion and I just brush off with my hands and so far it has never soaked in, they still look new!