Outdoor sectional for the veranda

Submitted by happybunny on Sat, 08/22/2015 - 22:35

First ever woodworking project!

I wanted to add a sectional in my veranda, but all the models at stores around my place were at least a 1000$ and didn't had the proper dimension. The plan given on this website was ideal for my space, since my veranda is limited in space (was converted from a balcony, 7'x14').

The whole project went slowly since I did it part time, but overall it went well. However, the entire project from A to Z was time-consuming since I decided at the beginning to do the wood working AND the sewing part, and I'm a beginner that doesn't have any experience in any of these fields. I did literally everything by myself, from cutting 148 pieces of wood with a rented mitre saw, sanding each single one of them, staining the assembled chairs and table after assembly, cutting various pieces of foam for my cushion with 72"x30" sheets of foam, and lastly do the sewing of all the green cushion AND the smaller squared cushions. That was a lot of things to learn for a first timer and fortunetely I was enough motivated to do them, and most importantly patient. I had the moral support of my girlfriend during the whole project and showing the progress of the project to my friends, family and coworkers did help a lot to keep me motivated to finish the project.

I learned a lot from this project, whether it's wood cutting, sanding, assembly, staining or machine sewing. These skills will help for future projects for sure!

Thank you very much Ana for helping me, with these simple plans, learn new skills that enabled me to create something amazing!!!

Estimated Cost
Wood: 90$
Screws: 30$
Wood filler: 8$
Stain: 40$
Foam: 175$
Fabrics: 150$

Total: around 500$
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Finish Used
Sico semi-transparent English oak outdoor stain, applied after assembly.
Recommended Skill Level