I used this plan from Ana White as a base for the sofa, but added an additional rail to the back and sides. I found that when I used loose pillows on the sofa, they slid out the sides and back. With the additional rails, it works perfectly now! I also offset the top rail from the bottom rail across the back. I did this because it creates a little bit of a recline to the sofa back, so you’re not sitting bolt upright in the sofa. I can tell you from experience that it is pretty comfortable!
This sofa fits three 23″ to 24″ seat cushions. You can use loose pillows like I used here, or you can use square seat cushions, either will work.
This plan goes with another plan I will post shortly, which makes the sofa into a sectional. You can build the pieces separately and just place them next to each other or screw them together.
In my first plans post, I retyped out all the plans, which I found didn’t work well on mobile devices and you can’t view the pictures very well (not to mention it was a pain in the butt). In this post, I am just providing a link to the detailed plans below, which includes a lumber list, cut list, and cutting instructions.
|Time to Build||6-8 hours|
|Estimated Cost for Materials||
|Plans||Outdoor Sofa Plans
You can right click on the links and select “Save target as…” to download the plans to your device.
|Related Plans||Outdoor Coffee Table|
This photo is from before I added the additional rails:
This photo is after I added the additional rails, together with the coffee table and chairs.
I hope you enjoy this! I had a lot of fun making it. Let me know if you use the plans, I would love to see what you build!