Weatherly Sectional

Submitted by pde00311 on Tue, 06/03/2014 - 09:54

For whatever reason, right before spring, Pier One had these $45 cushions on clearance for $11.13. It took us trips to 4 different stores to collect all the cushions, but we had a new patio set for our new house (minus the sofas). As such, I modified Ana's plans to accommodate the smaller size of the cushions (22x22). Then, I used the savings from the cushions to justify buying a new table saw. It took a while to buy and cut all the lumber, kreg-jig everything together, fill all the holes, sand, seal all the wood, etc., but the work was well worth it. Nearing completion of this project, I built the pictured modified cooler coffee table to ensure that no guest ever has to get up from their seat for any reason during a summer barbeque.

Estimated Cost
Lost track, but probably about $200-$250, including clearance cushions
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
Untreated (but later sealed) common pine
Finish Used
Behr Solid Color Waterproofing Wood Stain in White
Recommended Skill Level



Tue, 06/10/2014 - 08:01

Thanks ILoveDIYing! It's funny because I noticed the modified rectangles daybed project that you posted last night, and based on your awesome job, I wondered to myself whether I tackled the right project. All the "X" cuts on the back of the weatherly couch get a little tedious, but it is well worth it after you finish. One piece of advice (which I picked up from other commenters) if you do build the weatherly (which I forgot to mention above) is to create a slight slope for slats underneath the seat cushions from front to back. Otherwise, the couch is a little too upright for comfort.


Tue, 07/15/2014 - 02:10

I couldn't see how to add pics for brags so I made my profile pic the pic of the sectional I wanted to share... If I'm missing something on how to share the project pics can someone, heeeelp lol


Wed, 07/16/2014 - 13:40

Jose, from the small picture you posted, your new white weatherly's look great! To post a brag, way down on the right-hand column, near your account info, there is a link to "Contribute a brag post." When you follow the link, there is a form that allows you to enter info about the project, link to the plans, attach photos, etc. Good luck!