Outdoor Sectional and Cocktail Ottoman

Submitted by Annacakes on Mon, 10/05/2015 - 11:48

I made a few changes to Ana's plans to basically work with my cushions.  I found cushions on clearance at Ballard's Backroom.  I had to adjust the size of the sofas in order to fit the cushions.  I also adjusted the height of the sofa, as I found it to be a little higher than I would have liked.  The project took a while to complete, but it wasn't due to difficulty.  This was an easy project for a novice like myself.  I just primed every piece of wood with exterior primer and then painted the whole thing with 2 coats of exterior paint.  It was the drying time that added to the total project time.

I also made a cocktail ottoman out of a lounge chair cushion that I purchased at Ballard's.  Basically, the ottoman is a rectangular box built to the size of the cushion.  I added feet purchased at Home Depot just to make it look a little less box-like.  I applied a couple of coats of primer as well as the exterior paint to every piece.  

Estimated Cost
Not sure really, but I know it was a lot cheaper than the sectionals at the outdoor patio store down the street.
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
Pine: 2x4s; 1x4s; 1x5s (for arms); 1x10s for the ottoman sides
Finish Used
Binz Exterior Primer
Behr Ultra Exterior Paint in Satin Finish - Espresso Beans
Recommended Skill Level
Beginner

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