Modern style meets DIY cool in this sturdy cedar sofa! With just some 2x4 boards, you could be seating in style this summer!
Click here to download Ana White's blueprints for this How-To!
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.
Attach another 25-½” long board to the center of the arm, 14” up from bottom, with 2-½” exterior decking screws.
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.
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.
What size cushions will fit this couch? The cushions in the image seem be be of different sizes.
The images are broken and there is no download. I'd like to make two of these for my patio. Please advise
What size are the cushions and where can we get them
Hi! The cushions I designed this sofa to fit are theses: http://www.homedepot.com/p/Hampton-Bay-Beverly-Beige-Replacement-3-Piece-Outdoor-Corner-Chair-Cushion-Set-89-22303/203790032?MERCH=REC-_-product-1-_-203790030-_-203790032-_-N and these: http://www.homedepot.com/p/Hampton-Bay-Beverly-Beige-Replacement-2-Piece-Outdoor-Chair-Cushion-Set-89-22301/203790030?MERCH=REC-_-PIPHorizontal1-1-_-NA-_-203790030-_-N
@MrsAjj - The cushion size depends on how large you decide to build your couch so measure yours to be sure. We used cushions like this from Home Depot for ours: http://www.homedepot.com/p/Hampton-Bay-Woodbury-Textured-Sand-Replacement-Outdoor-Sofa-Cushion-JY9127-S-CUSH/204378799.
@DIY_Diva - We only have a finished image for this project. The video has all the step by step instructions. I hope this helps.
Finished product looks great. A two and a half minute video is not a downloadable plan. Too bad you guys don't have a step by step like Ana has for all her other plans on her site!!
Can't get on to the ryobi site. Total mess.
step by step is some one else doing the thinking for you.
we should be able to take a picture with the size of all parts
and do great. What good is it to me if some one else does
all the work, then I've learned nothing.
I hope you feature this design on your website with the sketchup illustrations. Those step-by-step instructions are much clearer than the text-only procedure written here.
I cannot see any pictures or how to download this project...would love the plans and instructions with photos?
You really should have the 'downloadable plans' ready and available to download before you publish the video that refers to them. What's with the illustrations now showing up with this webpage. I find the Ryobi Nation site very unsatisfactory every time I come here. I now only come here when Ana White mentions it!
I have been searching for a 2x4 sofaa long time. Imagine how disappointed I am that this is not a downloadable plan, nor do the pictures (including materials and cut list) don't show on the page and nothing I do can make them show up. Truly Disappointed.
I also can not get to the contest entry. This is a totally useless plan at this point.
Can't wait to make this.
MATERIALS USED: is a list of all the parts, a video to view over and over, and step by step instructions.
All we need now is some one to say over and over " look what I made"
I'm sure that you're getting a lot of hits from Ana-White.com to see these plans, but Ana's format with the cut list and progress pictures is so much more user friendly. I love Ana's plans because they're easy to read. I like the progress pictures in sketchup too. The quality of this plan is on par with www.wikihow.com .......
I agree with everyone else. Ana's sketchup, step by step plans on her site are much more effective and user friendly. I think you'll be getting less traffic if you use ryobi's website as a way to publish plans.
Hello everyone - the plans for Ana's Outdoor Couch are now downloadable in Step 1 of the How-To (just make sure you are logged in to RYOBI Nation to view!)
We can so do this, can't wait to make ours :)
I made a version of this today and I am very happy with the finished product. Thanks for the plans!!
So gonna do this.
Love this idea I'm going to have to do this
So where are the plans?
NOT a very user friendly site, Ana'os OR Ryboi. They need new a new webmaster.
Love your Ideal
Since this is an outdoor couch, do you have instructions on how to weatherproof the wood?
I can't wait until I can make this for our deck! Couches and other patio furniture is so expensive and made cheaply!
Time to measure out a matching side chair or two! Excited. It is my next project after planting season is over!
Cannot wait to make this. And to use this plan to measure out for a chair or two
hi this is very nice
This is very nice. I would like to make this couch without arms, yet have slats in the back any suggestions?
(11) 2x4 @ 72"
(13) 2x4 @ 25-1/2"
(2) 2x4 @ 28-1/2"