next up in relaxo-land: adding a “living-room” style hang our zone next to the bar. this is the space that normally has the glass table and outdoor chairs. we priced out sectional outdoor furniture from crate & barrel, west elm, room & board and such, and they are pretty much a couple grand for anything nice. thats not in the patio budget this year so I decided to build a sofa myself.
this plan has two pieces, a middle section and a corner section. with these two pieces, you can build out a modular sectional sofa. I tried a prototype with some crappy pine wood last weekend, and it came out good enough that I decided to buy some nice 1 x 4 cedar and make my first middle section.
had a few issues due to the slightly different dimensions of the crappy pine and the cedar as the cedar is just a little bit thicker. hopefully I will be able to mod the plans and not make the same mistakes again. currently plan is for 8 total sections, so only 7 more to go !
we are thinking of buying some nice outdoor coushins since the dimensions are a “standard” outdoor coushin size of 24 x 24 inches. good quality coushins are pretty pricey, so we’ll see if its worth spending the dough rather than sewing our own.
this was my first project using a “pocket hole” which requires using a jig. the pocket hole allows you to hide away your screws so that your project has a nice finished look. It took a little practice as the jig only had an instructional dvd and no printed instructions. I was too stubborn to watch a dvd when I was all fired up to cut wood and make a chair.