Outdoor Sofa

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 05/30/2017 - 08:54

The instructions were easy to follow and although 4x2s are not readily available in the UK, it easily translated into 95mm x 45mm treated timber.  Instead of the screws suggested in the video I used Miller Dowels so there are no screws in the build at all.  It was challenging to fit the back section but this was solved by drilling half-way through, fitting the dowel and then filling with a glue and sawdust mix.  Fortunately my wife has massive stock of upholstery material and she knocked up these cushion covers in an afternoon, which was less than the build time.  I have two English Springer spaniels and they think this is the best seat ever for a sunny day in Shropshire.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
(GBP) £110.00 including timber, glue, dowels and wood colour.
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
95mm x 45mm treated timber
Finish Used
Cuprinol weatherproof paint (Willow)
Recommended Skill Level
Starter Project