This step by step diy project is about corner outdoor sectional sofa plans. After building the single units for the outdoor sectional, you need to spice things up a little by assembling the corner units. In this manner you will be able to build L-shaped sofas without any problems and get a professional result even if you don’t have expertise in the field.
A sectional sofa can be used both in your house and in your backyard. You should always plan everything form the very beginning and to adjust the size of the sofa to your needs, while you can still use the woodworking techniques described in this project. Mark the cut lines on the slats before making the backyard sofa and use a jigsaw to get the job done.
There are a few tips that you should take into account, if you want to get a professional result. Therefore, take accurate measurements and use professional tool when making the cuts or when drilling pilot holes. Align the components at both ends and add waterproof glue to the joints, if you want to create a rigid structure. Round the exposed edges with sandpaper or by using a good router.
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Corner outdoor sectional plans
- A – 2 piece of 1×4 lumber – 14 1/4″ long LEGS
- B – 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 28 1/4″ long BACK LEGS
- C – 3 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 25 1/4″ long, 2 pieces – 22 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 26″ long, 1 piece – 16 3/4″ long, 2 pieces – 3 1/2″ long SEAT FRAME
- D – 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 22 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 24″ long, 6 pieces – 20 1/2″ long SEAT
- E – 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 22 1/2″ long, 2 pieces of 1×2 lumber – 24″ long BACKREST
- Safety gloves, glasses
- Miter saw, jigsaw
- Chalk line, tape measure, spirit level, carpentry pencil
- Drill machinery and drill bits
- Use a good miter saw to make the angle cuts
- Drill pilot holes before inserting the screws
- One Week
- Part 1: Outdoor sectional sofa – Single unit
- Part 2: Outdoor sectional sofa – Corner unit
- Part 3: Outdoor small table plans
How to build a corner outdoor sectional
The first step of the woodworking project is to build the legs for the outdoor sectional. As you can easily notice in the diagram, we recommend you to build the legs out of 1×4 lumber. Mark the cut lines on the slats and get the job done with a circular saw.
Next, you need to assemble the frame for the seat. As you can see in the diagram, you need to build the components out of 1×4 lumber. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the yellow components and inset 1 1/4″ screws into the perpendicular supports.
Continue the project by fitting the rest of the components to the seat frame. Cut the components at the right size and fit them to the structure, as described in the diagram. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the yellow components and secure them into place using 1 1/4″ screws. Last but not least, fit the exterior component and lock it into place tightly with screws and glue.
Fit the legs to the seat frame, as shown in the diagram. Align the components with attention and secure the legs into place using 1 1/4″ screws. Plumb the components with great care and leave no gaps between the components. Drill pilot holes and insert 1 1/4″ screws to create rigid joints.
As you can see in the diagram, you need to fit the back corner legs to add support to the structure. Make sure the seat frame is perfectly horizontal before inserting the screws.
Start installing the seat slats to the exterior of the frame. Smooth the cut ends of the slats and secure them to the seat frame using finishing nails or galvanized screws. Leave no gaps between the components and make sure the edges are perfectly aligned.
Drill pocket holes at both ends of the rest of the seat slats. Fit the slats to the frame and secure them int place using 1 1/4″ screws. Place the slats equally-spaced and make sure there are no gaps between the components.
Build the backrest out of 1×4 lumber. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the slat and secure it to the back legs using 1 1/4″ screws. Leave no gaps between the components and align the edges with great care. Build the top components out of 1×2 lumber. Fit the trims to the top of the back legs and secure them into place using 1 1/4″ screws.
Last but not least, we recommend you to take care of the finishing touches. In order to get a professional result, fill the holes and the gaps with wood filler and let it dry out for a few hours. Check if there are protruding screws and fix this issue, if necessary. Take a look over the first step of the project, in order to learn how to build the single units.
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