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Outdoor Couch

Modern style meets DIY cool in this sturdy cedar sofa! With just some 2x4 boards, you could be seating in style this summer!



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Cut Your Boards:

Cut all of your boards according to the cut list. A circular saw, chop saw, or compound miter saw is recommended for cutting.


Build Seat Frame:

To make the seat part of this sofa, we are basically going to frame up a mini floor. Just attach 5 of the 25-1/2” long 2x4s to 2 of the 72” long 2x4s, spacing about 16” apart. Use 2-1/2” exterior decking screws. This completes the seat frame.



Attach arm rests (28-½” long) to legs (25-½” long) with 2-½” exterior decking screws. Build two arms.


Arm Middle:

Attach another 25-½” long board to the center of the arm, 14” up from bottom, with 2-½” exterior decking screws.


Arm Tie-In:

To finish the arms, add another 25-½” long board underneath the arm middle. We’ll use this board to tie into the seat framing in the next step.


Attaching Arms to Seat:

Attach the seat framing to the arms with 2-1/2” exterior screws, through the arm tie-in boards.


Seat Slats:

Attach seat slats to seat support frame, with 2-½” exterior decking screws.


Back Support:

Attach the final 72” long 2x4 board to the tops of the arms, at the back. This time use a pocket hole jig set for 1-½” thick boards, and 2-½” long pocket hole screws.


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Built it! Love it! Can you share any info on the cushions that fit best with it?!

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Project Information

Difficulty: Intermediate

Materials Used:

  • (11) 2x4 @ 72"

  • (13) 2x4 @ 25-1/2"

  • (2) 2x4 @ 28-1/2"

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