Simple, free, step by step project plans to build an outdoor loveseat inspired by Restoration Hardware Nantucket Collection. Featuring relaxed seating and sturdy styling, this inexpensive outdoor loveseat is stylish and comfortable.
2 - 2x3 @ 8 feet long 2 - 2x6 @ 8 feet or stud length 1 - 2x4 @ 8 feet 1 - 2x2 @ 4 feet 2 - 1x2 @ 8 feet 6 - 1x3 @ 8 feet 1 - 1x4 @ 6 feet 1 - 1x4 @6 feet
2 - 2x3 @ 34" (Arm rests) 4 - 2x3 @ 22" (Legs) 2 - 2x6 @ 31" (Side Aprons) 2 - 2x6 @ 48" (Front Back Aprons) 2 - 2x4 @ 48" (Back Rest/Seat Support) 1 - 2x2 @ 48" (Front Cleat) 2 - 1x3 @ 31" (Side Trim) 2 - 1x2 @ 48" (Front/Back Trim) 11 - 1x3 @ 25" (Slats) 2 - 1x2 @ 16 1/4" (Back End Rails) 8 - 1x3 @ 16 1/4" (Main Rails) 1 - 1x6 @ 48" (Back Top) 1 - 1x4 @ 48" (Back Bottom)
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!
KREG JIG USERS - Review the sofa plan for pocket hole diagrams.
Front and Back Aprons - attach as shown above, with side aprons flush on the insides, front and back aprons level with the side aprons. Use 2 1/2" screws and glue or pocket holes.
Back brace - you will need to drill pocket holes on ends of back brace and attach to legs as shown above. Set your jig for 1 1/2" stock and use 2 1/2" pocket hole screws. The back brace is flush to top and back.
Seat support - the seat support is flush to the bottom, 23 1/2" from the inside of the front apron. Attach in place with 2 1/2" screws or pocket holes.
Side trim - the side trim just gets nailed down with 2" finish nails and glue.
Same with front and back trim - just nail it down.
Now add the slats, spacing doesn't have to be exact. We used 2" finish nails but screws would do the trick too.
Drill pocket holes set for 1 1/4" stock and attach rails to top/bottom of the back. Optionally round top corners. Attach rails to top and bottom, using measurements above. End spacing is 2", middle spacing is 3".
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.