We love the clean lines and modern styling of this DIY outdoor loveseat. It's built strong and sturdy and won't blow away in the wind. You'll love the free, step by step plans with diagrams and shopping and cut lists.
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SHOPPING LIST FOR ONE LOVESEAT
6 - 2x4 @ 8 feet long or stud length
1 - 2x2 @ 10 feet long (only need two pieces 50" long each)
2 - 2x6 @ 8 feet long or stud length
1 - 2x6 @ 10 feet long (cut 50" pieces from this board)
100 - 2-3/4" self tapping exterior screws (deck screws or similar)
2 - 25" x 25" Outdoor cushions
CUT LIST FOR ONE LOVESEAT
4 - 2x4 @ 22-1/4" - Legs
6 - 2x6 @ 28-1/2" - Side Slats
2 - 2x4 @ 31-1/2" - Arm Rests
4 - 2x6 @ 50" - Front and Back Slats
2 - 2x4 @ 50" - Front Top Slat and Back Top
2 - 2x2 @ 50" - Inside Cleat
9 - 2x4 @ 25-1/2" - Seat Slats (can get away with less or other materials ie 2x6)
Two screws, 2-3/4" length, per joint. Attach flush to the inside of the legs with a 3/4" spacing in between. Work from the top board downward.
Attach the top flush with outside edges of the legs using 2-3/4" screws.
Attach the front and back slats to the arms, lining up the 2x6s (and the 2x4 to bottom edge of front middle 2x6) with 2-3/4" screws.
Attach the 2x4 at the top with 2-3/4" screws.
You can also use a 2x2 (won't line up at front). It will be more comfortable but will not be as stylish.
Screw seat cleats to the inside of the chair, at least four screws per cleat.
Lay slats out and space evenly. Screw down with 2-3/4" screws.