Storage Sofa with Armrests

When we bought our house a year ago, my husband was super excited to be able to get tools and start working with wood. At first, I didn't share his desire for DIY projects. It honestly wasn't until I found your website that I started to get excited. It was first a excitement of things that I could have my husband do/make as he had already made the coffee table that you see along with an entry table, 2 small bookcases, workbench, wall shelf, and storage shelves.

However, recently I started to get the crazy idea in my head that I could help and we could do projects together. When we decided that our couch was too big for our small living room space, we determined to buy a newer smaller couch. That was until I found the plans for this one. We decided that we would give it a try, and if it didn't turn out like I wanted it to, it could go in his man-cave.

Keep in mind, I am not a seamstress nor can I really sew in a straight line, but following Anna's plan made this project easy. My husband and I decided that he wanted armrests on the couch and came up with the armrests designs you see here.

I am already excited an working on our next project of a Farmhouse table that I have (not the hubby) done most of the work on.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
Douglas Fir
Finish Used
Early American, I believe. Fabric was the cloth paint drop cloth suggested in the plan which I love the neutral colors of and it makes things easier to decorate for the seasons.
Recommended Skill Level
Starter Project



Thu, 01/02/2014 - 10:05

I love your couch! My boyfriend and I just started this yesterday too. Were the armrests hard to construct for the couch?