Modern Outdoor Loveseat from 2x4s and 2x6s

Submitted by Ana White on Mon, 06/03/2019 - 15:55
Difficulty
Intermediate
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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.

Also check out our super popular matching Modern Outdoor Chairs.

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Modern Outdoor Loveseat Plans

Following much love for our Modern Outdoor Chairs and many requests for a Loveseat plan, we are excited to share with you brand new plans.

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Dimensions
dimensions of modern outdoor loveseat
Fits TWO 25" x 25" cushions

Preparation

Shopping List

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

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)

Tools
Tape Measure
Speed Square
Pencil
Safety Glasses
Hearing Protection
Drill
Circular Saw
Power Sander

Instructions

Step 1

build the arms diagram

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.

Step 2

add a cap to the arms diagram

Attach the top flush with outside edges of the legs using 2-3/4" screws.

Step 3

add the front and backs to the chair diagram

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.

Step 4

add the back rest to the chair diagram

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.

Step 5

Seat cleats installed in chair diagram

Screw seat cleats to the inside of the chair, at least four screws per cleat.

Step 6

seat slats in the chair diagram

Lay slats out and space evenly.  Screw down with 2-3/4" screws.