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)
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!