Poolside Outdoor Sectional

Submitted by Christian on Fri, 08/17/2012 - 13:35

Pocket Screws are my new favorite things! Total of 10 chairs made, 6 corners and 4 sides. Over 230 cuts, and 1000 pocket screws. It took me a while to finish, but I am very pleased with the result. I would not attempt this project without the Kregg Jig or similar product however. It saved me a bunch of time. The plans were detailed and easy to follow. I added a back brace to the design, and decided to make three separate units instead of a u-shaped sofa. This adds more armrests to the unit. I intend to add end tables in the corners and a table in the middle still. Instead of screwing the chairs together I used One-Wrap Velcro so the units can be reconfigured. I purchased the cushions instead of making them. Lowes had some on sale for $50. It added about $500 to the total cost, but it was worth not having to sew.

Estimated Cost
$1000 ($500 wood, $500 cushions)
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Finish Used
Olympic Maximum deck coating.
Recommended Skill Level



Sun, 08/19/2012 - 09:03

Just got inspired (Thanks to Ana) and built a deck this summer.

Wanted to do something in the Simple Modern Collection...

Been trying to figure out what chairs and loveseats to put out there. You've given me the inspiration to do it this way!

I think I'll just start it easy -- one sectional at a time.... easier on the budget, too. And I sew, so the cushions will be done at home during the winter -- mix 'n' match.

Am raising the seat height a little (bad knees) and would love to know if there is any way to slant the back? I'm sure I'll figure something out.

Can't wait to show this to my family!!!

Beautiful.... just beautiful...