Outdoor Sectional from Redwood

Submitted by ACEarl on Wed, 08/14/2013 - 07:50

I wanted to build this sectional such that it could be used with or without cushions. I modified the backs so that pillows and cushions would not fall through. Because I wanted to use redwood rather than the cheaper pine stock, I had to rip the lumber myself out of 2x4s. This process was a little tedious and required some minor modifications because the stock was slightly thinner than production lumber. However, this saved me money because each cut list resulted in two chairs rather than one. I also built the ottomans, side tables, and potting tables using ana-white plans. Because I dimensioned the lumber myself, this project took considerably longer than the estimate on the plans. This was a fun project that I will enjoy for many years to come.

Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
redwood
Finish Used
I used Thomson's Water Seal and teak oil.
Recommended Skill Level
Intermediate