outdoor couch

So I love Restoration Hardware but think their prices are exploitative. I found a picture of a couch I really like from there. Turns out it was discontinued so I looked on Ebay and found cushions for it and I just tried to copy the picture as best I could. I considered trying to learn about bending wood for the arms but that would have significantly delayed the process so I just took a 2x6 and cut the curves with a band saw. It worked.

Estimated Cost
$60 not including cushions
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
Finish Used
white semi gloss
Recommended Skill Level


Sarah Jane

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 11:30

I love your variation!! It looks like a cross between the outdoor sofa and the Bristol? Could you tell us what size wood you used for the different components? I know 2x6 cut to shape for the front leg......but what about the seating area slats (1x3?) and the back rest slats (1x3?) and the back leg/backrest upright (2x4?) and the top of the back rest(2x4? with radius end) and the box for the seating area (2x4?) You did a truly amazing job!!!!!!! I would love to see more pictures if you have any showing your progress through the build! vega.sarahj@gmail.com

Michael J

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 12:51

I like the way you curved the front legs.
I am wondering how you curved the back legs/backrest?

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