One Arm 2x4 Outdoor Sofa - Sectional Piece

Submitted by Ana White on Mon, 06/01/2015 - 10:35
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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.
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Comments

mukeshcreatisoul

Thu, 04/02/2020 - 22:54

Great designs. Really helpful DIY tips for One Arm 2x4 Outdoor Sofa. I will definitely share those techniques with my clients those who have shited their home recently. These techniques may be helpful to them. We are from AssureShift, a verified moving company. We provide moving services from verified companies. Recently we have started our services in Mumbai India. Now our clients can hire professional packers and movers Mumbai for their entire house shifting.

mukeshcreatisoul

Tue, 04/07/2020 - 04:46

Great designs. Really helpful DIY tips for outdoor chairs. I will definitely share those techniques with my clients those who have shited their home recently. These techniques may be helpful to them. We are from AssureShift, a verified moving company. We provide moving services from reliable companies. Recently we have started our services in Mumbai India. Now our clients can hire professional packers and movers Mumbai for their entire house shifting.

MikeyMel

Sun, 04/12/2020 - 11:32

Great looking sofa, made one for my back deck <3

I noticed there is a 28 1/2" piece needed for the arm, but the cut list does not have this length listed, just a heads up!

DaveO

Mon, 04/27/2020 - 07:56

I completed one side this pas weekend. Super simple and all worked well. You only missed one item on the cut list and that’s the 28.5” cut for the arm rest. I can’t wait to finish it up this weekend.

vibhor sharma

Sun, 05/17/2020 - 02:37

Amazing Design, very easy to understand this blog, Really helpful DIY tips for One Arm 2x4 Outdoor Sofa. Actually I will sure refer or this blog to my client.
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