One Arm 2x4 Outdoor Sofa - Sectional Piece

Submitted by Ana White on Mon, 06/01/2015 - 10:35
Difficulty
Intermediate
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Build your own outdoor sectional out of 2x4s!  This plan is for the One Arm Sofa.

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One of my favorite projects I did last year was this 2x4 outdoor sofa

After so many requests, we've added a One Arm Sofa Plan (below) so you can turn your Outdoor sofa into a sectional!

For your convenience, here's the plans in this collection

 

 

Dimensions
dimensions diagram outdoor sofa with one arm for sectional
Dimensions shown above

Preparation

Shopping List
  • (5) 2X4 @ 12 FEET LONG - CUT THE 70-1/2" AND 72" LONG PIECES FROM THESE BOARDS
  • (4) 2X4 @ 8 FEET LONG - CUT THE REST OF THE BOARDS FROM THESE BOARDS
  • 2-3/4" SELF TAPPING EXTERIOR DECK SCREWS
  • EXTERIOR GRADE GLUE
Cut List
  • (3) 2x4 @ 70-1/2"
  • (10) 2x4 @ 25-1/2" (includes back support)
  • (1) 2x4 @ 12-1/2"
  • (6) 2x4 @ 72"
  • (1) 2x4 @ 70-3/4" (back support--cut to fit)
General Instructions

Use glue at all joints.

Instructions

Step 1

Cut boards using a compound miter saw (preferred) but you can also use a circular saw.

Build the seat frame using the self tapping screws.

Step 2

Build one of the arms with the screws.

Step 3

Attach seat frame to the arm with screws.  Recommend screwing at an angle into the legs if possible for maximum strength.

Step 4

Attach legs to armless ends with screws.

Step 5

Step 6

Place decking on top, evenly spacing, and screw down, two screws per joint (recommended).

Step 7

Optional: Additional back support can be added as shown.

Step 8

Optional: Additional back support can be added as shown.

Finishing Instructions
Preparation Instructions
Fill all holes with wood filler and let dry. Apply additional coats of wood filler as needed. When wood filler is completely dry, sand the project in the direction of the wood grain with 120 grit sandpaper. Vacuum sanded project to remove sanding residue. Remove all sanding residue on work surfaces as well. Wipe project clean with damp cloth.

It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed.

Comments

Michelle-Chaos…

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 12:09

I keep looking at this and thinking how awesome it would be to have an affordable way to add seat cushions. I don't think the dimensions are exactly right, but it occurred to me that it is close enough to adapt to the size of a baby crib mattress. The benefit to that would be that most baby crib mattress come with a plastic or water repellant cover which would be lovely for patio use. I may try to adapt these plans to fit a crib mattress and report on the results.

Mikebogg

Sun, 02/25/2018 - 18:35

Hi everyone! I know this is an old thread but the Ryobi pages arent working and I would love to get my hands on the plans and cut list for this project!! Anyone have any of these downloaded which you wouldnt mind sharing? Let me know!! Thanks!