Outdoor Sofa


Here’s another plan I used for my new patio furniture set. This is an outdoor sofa, which matches the Outdoor Coffee Table I made from this plan and the chairs I made from this plan.

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.

  • Height: 2′ 3″
  • Depth: 2′ 6″
  • Length: 6′ 7″
Time to Build 6-8 hours
  • 2×4 and 2×6 lumber (refer to plans for lumber requirements, cut list and cutting instructions)
  • 2 1/2″ self-tapping deck/outdoor screws
  • Pocket hole jig set
  • Drill
  • Miter or circular saw
  • Deck or outdoor stain or paint
Estimated Cost for Materials
  • Lumber: $75
  • Screws: $10
  • Cushions: $80 – $120 (depending on how fancy you go)
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!

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