One Arm 2x4 Outdoor Sofa - Sectional Piece

Submitted by Ana White on Mon, 06/01/2015 - 10:35
Difficulty
Intermediate
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Build your own outdoor sectional out of 2x4s!  This plan is for the One Arm Sofa.

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One of my favorite projects I did last year was this 2x4 outdoor sofa

After so many requests, we've added a One Arm Sofa Plan (below) so you can turn your Outdoor sofa into a sectional!

For your convenience, here's the plans in this collection

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One Arm Sectional Outdoor Sofa

Dimensions
dimensions diagram outdoor sofa with one arm for sectional
Dimensions shown above

Preparation

Shopping List
  • (5) 2X4 @ 12 FEET LONG - CUT THE 70-1/2" AND 72" LONG PIECES FROM THESE BOARDS
  • (4) 2X4 @ 8 FEET LONG - CUT THE REST OF THE BOARDS FROM THESE BOARDS
  • 2-3/4" SELF TAPPING EXTERIOR DECK SCREWS
  • EXTERIOR GRADE GLUE
Cut List
  • (3) 2x4 @ 70-1/2"
  • (10) 2x4 @ 25-1/2" (includes back support)
  • (1) 2x4 @ 12-1/2"
  • (6) 2x4 @ 72"
  • (1) 2x4 @ 70-3/4" (back support--cut to fit)
General Instructions

Use glue at all joints.

Instructions

Step 1

Cut boards using a compound miter saw (preferred) but you can also use a circular saw.

Build the seat frame using the self tapping screws.

Step 2

Build one of the arms with the screws.

Step 3

Attach seat frame to the arm with screws.  Recommend screwing at an angle into the legs if possible for maximum strength.

Step 4

Attach legs to armless ends with screws.

Step 5

Step 6

Place decking on top, evenly spacing, and screw down, two screws per joint (recommended).

Step 7

Optional: Additional back support can be added as shown.

Step 8

Optional: Additional back support can be added as shown.

Finishing Instructions
Preparation Instructions
Fill all holes with wood filler and let dry. Apply additional coats of wood filler as needed. When wood filler is completely dry, sand the project in the direction of the wood grain with 120 grit sandpaper. Vacuum sanded project to remove sanding residue. Remove all sanding residue on work surfaces as well. Wipe project clean with damp cloth.

It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed.

Comments

David Polston

Thu, 12/24/2020 - 05:49

Ana, My daughter loves your site and to date, I have built 3 sets of your plans. I am by trade a professional carpenter and I will please ask you to recheck your drawings materials and cut list. I have had to develop my own plans because yours do not include everything or the cut list to materials bought are insufficient or wasteful.

In this plan you ask to buy 5- 12' and 4- 8' 2x4's. This did not account for the one board that is critical of 28.5" long for the chair arm and no mention of it on the cut or material list. I bought 7- 12' and 1- 8' 2x4 and had less waste wood and all of the parts.

Also consider a back for these benches. After the first set of plans I built (patio furniture) I designed and made backs for them as they were terribly uncomfortable.

Just a little constructive criticism.

astewart

Thu, 01/21/2021 - 12:25

I love this outdoor sectional. I would love to build it and put it in our outdoor gazebo. I would need to make it more comfortable because we would sit on it for hours playing games. I have a bad back. Would it be possible to use an old trampoline mat for the bottom seating areas instead of decking and how could that be supported? Also, it would need to be chair height because my husband has bad knees. He's already had one replaced.

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