Build your own outdoor sofa with just 11 2x4s. Ana White plans include step by step diagrams and shopping and cut list.
We also have a plans to convert this sofa to an outdoor sectional, a matching outdoor coffee table plan, and outdoor wood finishing secrets.
Dimensions shown above. Recommend: Build to suit cushions
- 11 - 2x4x10’ (prefer cedar boards)
- 3 - Deep Seat Cushions, 24" x 24" x 4-5" deep, with matching pillows
- 150 - 2-1/2” to 3" long, self-tapping exterior decking screws (#8, #9 or #10 will all work)
RECOMMEND: Build to suit cushions.
9 - 2x4 @ 72” (or cushion width x times 3)
13 - 2x4 @ 25-1/2” (or cushion depth plus 1-1/2")
2 - 2x4 @ 28-1/2” (or cushion depth plus 4-1/2")
Sun, 06/21/2020 - 13:38
2x4 outdoor sofa
I really want to build this but am wondering what size pocket hole drill and screws you use?😀
Tue, 06/30/2020 - 20:32
I am new to this site but I…
I am new to this site but I don't see replies to questions posted and why is an escort service post allowed? Very odd. Is this site professionally managed? I am doubting these plans and see lots of potential holes in the engineering especially if there are no solutions or replies to the followers/builders. I would rather have answers and corrected as the project is appealing but still not convinced it is worth doing.
Thanks if anyone has good answers.
Fri, 07/03/2020 - 17:54
Something other than cedar?
Cedar 2x4’s seem to be on expensive side? Would you recommend cheaper wood that would also last long time outdoors (pressure treated pine, redwood). What are your thoughts?
Wed, 07/08/2020 - 14:07
Here in England we used…
Here in England we used pressure-treated timber wood with preservatives into the timber to protect against fungal & insect attack enhancing protection. Treating timber wood helps extend the life of this construction material, reducing the levels of upkeep and repair needed. Another important tip for you is to choose the wood that is completely straight, so I always go to pick mine, I never trusted ask for delivery when woods is involve, they can send any random and not completely straight, hope this help. Ana suggested to use a water sealer made by thompson apparently is very nice and water proof to protect the wood
Mon, 07/13/2020 - 17:32
back rest on sectional?
Does this sectional have a back rest? I built the low back modern chairs and my husband isn't crazy about them because of no back. Thanks
Wed, 07/22/2020 - 17:54
Easy and beautiful!!
Great simple and easy design. I tweaked it a little to make 2 smaller love seats to fit under pergola(4 feet seating). I'll definitely be using some of your plans as starting points in future. I had a harder time finding cost effective cushions than actually building pieces. Love em and thank you!!!
2x4 loveseats https://imgur.com/gallery/534Euxl
Sun, 08/02/2020 - 17:08
using just 2x4x8 only
sometimes it is hard to get 2x4x10s. If I were to use 2x4x8s how many would i need?
Mon, 08/10/2020 - 21:05
I used only 8ft boards -…
I used only 8ft boards - think you can get away with 15 of them as I recall.
Mon, 08/17/2020 - 17:21
Hi. Just wanted to know if using pressure treated 2x4s for the seat frame and seat boards to cut the cost would be a bad idea. (They will be hidden hnder the seat cushions). Thanks
Thu, 08/20/2020 - 21:46
What are the dimensions for the cushions?
Sun, 12/19/2021 - 07:23
Did anyone ever respond?
Did anyone ever respond?
Sat, 01/02/2021 - 18:09
The measurement is wrong?
Hi can someone help me understand this plan.
The arm rest is 28 1/2”
And the piece that fits inside is 25 1/2”
How can this be? 4” should be used up since they are 2x4’s, meaning 2” from each end of the 28 1/2” long board.
Am I making sense?
Therefore it should be 24 1/2” board, right?
Thu, 02/11/2021 - 15:40
2x4's are really 1 1/2x3 1/2…
2x4's are really 1 1/2x3 1/2's.
Sun, 04/24/2022 - 11:42
i found this too, the…
i found this too, the easiest thing would be for the top rails to be 29.5" or recut all the sections and take an inch of of each one
Tue, 03/02/2021 - 10:51
Great plan...so easy. I did use pocket holes instead just to give some extra strength. Anyone have trouble finding cedar boards??
Tue, 04/27/2021 - 10:32
Thank you so much, I just made this set for the backyard and we love them! Your builds are always easy to follow and beautiful.
Sun, 12/19/2021 - 07:29
According to my measurements there would be 3 cushions at 24” wide x 27” deep. These are extremely hard to find so I am interested to know what others did for cushions. Is there a particular store you found your cushions?
Sun, 04/24/2022 - 11:40
Cutlist is incorrect
Cut list is incorrect, found this out after all cuts was followed. the top rails on the sides are NOT long enough. if the sections are 4x2 so the widest point is 4" the smallest is 2" so simple maths 25.5" + the 2 + 2" sections adds upto 29.5" NOT 28.5" so they are 1" too short. think you need to update the cutlist so it's correct