Corner and Ends for Outdoor Sectional

Submitted by Ana White on Mon, 05/17/2010 - 19:48
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corner arm piece for outdoor sectional
Dimensions
dimensions diagram for the corner piece
Project Type
Room

Comments

Heather (not verified)

Tue, 05/18/2010 - 03:10

I really like the way you think Ana! Thanks for the encouragement, what a great post!

spinellifamily (not verified)

Tue, 05/18/2010 - 05:15

Thanks for all the wonderful plans. I am currently building all the furniture for our first house because of your blog, but big thanks for BEING A MOM. Kiddo's need their mom and it is easy to get distracted. Thanks for letting everyone know that it is still important to you with all the other things you could be doing instead. :)

Bethany (not verified)

Tue, 05/18/2010 - 06:27

I modeled this up with an addition - a couple of end tables that could serve as extra seating, tables, or if you built them to size, they could fit into the empty part of a "U" shaped configuration to make a giant outdoor "daybed/lounger" - at least that is how I'm planning on configuring my sectional!!! You can check out my idea (there are two pictures) on the suggestion board of the KOW flickr group:

http://www.flickr.com/groups/1333045@N24/?added=2

Lora (not verified)

Tue, 05/18/2010 - 06:48

Wow Ana, you've read my mind. 2 weeks ago I was in PB ;) and was hoping you would come up with plans. I was even planning on posting a suggestion, (you may have had a million of those already!) I'm so excited. I'm planning an outdoor party this summer for a friend's birthday. This will be great!!! and the first project I will takle! Hopefully I can post some pictures.

Aggie's (not verified)

Tue, 05/18/2010 - 17:32

I so LOVE all of these plans, but I'm running into the problem that some just aren't stout enough for my family. Is there a chance the plans could be modified to use heavier materials? Maybe there are modifications already posted for this, so sorry if this is a redundant comment/question - thanks!

Ana White (not verified)

Tue, 05/18/2010 - 19:20

Thanks all! Aggie, the best way to make the chairs more stout would be to add more supports under the table, and maybe using a 2x2 for the front apron. The legs should totally be fine, but if you are concerned, you could double up the legs, or use 2x4s. I personally prefer to use 1x4s in this type of application because they tend to be "prettier" boards than a 2x4.

I think you would be surprised at exactly how strong these pieces actually are. Again, think about where the weight will be (the seat) and then add your supports there.

kitcheninspirations (not verified)

Wed, 08/11/2010 - 01:32

My husband built us this lovely sectional! We found cushions that fit the bottom perfectly at Lowes, I remade the top ones to fit. The only thing he did differently than the plans is to add horizontal slats to the backs and he added 1"x1" under to be able to screw pieces from the back or underneath so no screw heads show. He also made a coffee table. Really professional looking! Thanks for the plans!

Anthony (not verified)

Fri, 08/13/2010 - 17:13

I am in the process of building this but having some issues with the length specified for the Back, Long Top Apron and Seat End which says it should be 23 1/4". Shouldn't it be 22 1/2" just like the other apron? The long top is 27 1/2" and the instructions say it is supposed to overhang the back legs by 3 1/2". So that leaves 24" when measuring to the outside of the back legs. Now I take 24" and subtract 1 1/2" for the width of the board and I am getting 22 1/2".