Platform Outdoor Sectional with End Table (part 2)

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Build an outdoor platform sectional! Free plans from This plan has the end table built in. Mix and match to get your dream deck furniture!

Here's the second part of the Outdoor Platform Sectional plans!!!

Enjoy and have a great weekend!

XO Ana

PS - like the Flag Inspired Coffee Table?

Those plans are here.  And the finishing tutorial is here.

Dimensions are shown above


Shopping List

2 - 2x4 @ 96"
1 - 2x4 @ 10 foot long (cut the 31 1/4" cuts from this board)
6 - 2x6 @ 96"
1 - 2x6 @ 12 feet long (cut the 48" 2x6s from this board)
1 - 2x6 @ 10 feet long (cut the 37" cuts from this board)
1 - 2x2 @ 96"
2 1/2" pocket hole screws and 2 1/2" exterior self tapping screws

Cut List

2 - 2x4 @ 96"
4 - 2x4 @ 31 1/4"
6 - 2x6 @ 96"
3 - 2x6 @ 48"
4 - 2x2 @ 16"
3 - 2x6 @ 37"

NOTE: You most likely won't have to cut the 96" boards

Tape Measure
Speed Square
Safety Glasses
Hearing Protection
Kreg Jig
Circular Saw
Power Sander
Drill Bit Set
General Instructions

Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. It is also advisable to review the Getting Started Section. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check for square after each step. Always predrill holes before attaching with screws. Use glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain. Be safe, have fun, and ask for help if you need it. Good luck!


Step 1

Build the base as shown above. I built mine with pocket holes (1 1/2" setting and 2 1/2" pocket hole screws) but you could also countersink 2 1/2" self tapping exterior screws. use glue and adjust for square when done.

NOTE: Pocket hole users may wish to also drill holes facing upward for attaching boards in next step - it's up to you.

Step 2

Attach decking boards starting at back and working inward. Leave 1/2" gap in between.

Step 3

Then attach 2x2s to the top using 1 1/2" pocket hole and 2 1/2" pocket hole screw with glue.

Step 4

Attach back base board to both 2x2 and 2x6 decking.

Step 5

Step 6

Split the difference and attach center back boards.

NOTE: We felt that our back was plenty sturdy, but if you have concerns about the open end of the sectional not being sturdy enough for your use, I recommend adding a metal L bracket on the inside. This will further secure the back.

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.



Mon, 07/06/2015 - 19:23

Hi. I do not understand how to attach the 2x2's to the top part of the base in step 3 of this project. How do you use the pocket screws to make it sturdy enough to hold the 2x6 boards?