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Slatted Outdoor Sofa Build Plans

I have been working so hard on finishing off some big project inside the house, but I have missed out on a lot of beautiful spring weather being stuck indoors painting.

So last week I took a little break and put my garage workshop to good use. I partnered with Kreg Tools and their DIY project plan site BuildSomething to build this slatted outdoor sofa and share the build plans for free.

And what better way to celebrate spring then with these a new outdoor sofa!

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Get ready to spend time outside with these Slatted Outdoor Sofa Build Plans. This outdoor seating is beautifully built with mostly 2x4s, but looks much more expensive. It features slatted seat that can be used with or without sofa cushions. The beautiful lines of the legs are inspired by classic Adirondack chairs. Housefulofhandmade.com | Free woodworking plans | Kreg Pocket Holes | Outdoor Bench | DIY Patio Furniture | Rustic Outdoor Sofa | DIY Outdoor Sofa

As much as we have been working to have grown up furniture in our home (I am knocking on 40s door so it’s high time I have grown up furniture right?), our outdoor space was seriously lacking.

We do have 2 bouncy side chairs that I bought oh so long ago. A couple years ago I recovered the cushions with some (on-sale) high end outdoor fabric and it brought them back to life. But other than that, we had a couple old rusty folding chairs to use when company was over.

Get ready to spend time outside with these Slatted Outdoor Sofa Build Plans. This outdoor seating is beautifully built with mostly 2x4s, but looks much more expensive. It features slatted seat that can be used with or without sofa cushions. The beautiful lines of the legs are inspired by classic Adirondack chairs. Housefulofhandmade.com | Free woodworking plans | Kreg Pocket Holes | Outdoor Bench | DIY Patio Furniture | Rustic Outdoor Sofa | DIY Outdoor Sofa

Because of our lack of outdoor seating, we didn’t have company over in the summer as much as we want to.

Barbecues and parties in the cool evening air are my favorite! I cannot wait to start enjoying them this summer. So we needed an outdoor sofa to help seat all our guests.

Get ready to spend time outside with these Slatted Outdoor Sofa Build Plans. This outdoor seating is beautifully built with mostly 2x4s, but looks much more expensive. It features slatted seat that can be used with or without sofa cushions. The beautiful lines of the legs are inspired by classic Adirondack chairs. Housefulofhandmade.com | Free woodworking plans | Kreg Pocket Holes | Outdoor Bench | DIY Patio Furniture | Rustic Outdoor Sofa | DIY Outdoor Sofa

I loved the little Adirondack chairs I made my kids many, many years ago. Sadly this year they had to get tossed because they were not sealed properly and left outside in the rain and snow and sleet for too many years. They completely fell apart.

But they gave me inspiration to create a new line of outdoor furniture (with little kids sized chairs included) that were a fun modern take on the classic Adirondack chair.

That is how these slatted outdoor sofa build plans were born.

Get ready to spend time outside with these Slatted Outdoor Sofa Build Plans. This outdoor seating is beautifully built with mostly 2x4s, but looks much more expensive. It features slatted seat that can be used with or without sofa cushions. The beautiful lines of the legs are inspired by classic Adirondack chairs. Housefulofhandmade.com | Free woodworking plans | Kreg Pocket Holes | Outdoor Bench | DIY Patio Furniture | Rustic Outdoor Sofa | DIY Outdoor Sofa

I took the angled back leg and made it big enough to support an entire sofa! Then added a bit of and angle to the sofa back so it was more comfortable to lounge in.

Our new outdoor sofa turned out more beautiful than I could have hoped.

Get ready to spend time outside with these Slatted Outdoor Sofa Build Plans. This outdoor seating is beautifully built with mostly 2x4s, but looks much more expensive. It features slatted seat that can be used with or without sofa cushions. The beautiful lines of the legs are inspired by classic Adirondack chairs. Housefulofhandmade.com | Free woodworking plans | Kreg Pocket Holes | Outdoor Bench | DIY Patio Furniture | Rustic Outdoor Sofa | DIY Outdoor Sofa

And I was originally planning on adding a cushion to the seat and back, but let’s take a minute to look at those beautiful slats.

The stain on the wood really added a lot of beautiful texture and brought out the grain line in this inexpensive wood. But it looks like a much more expensive sofa than the $40 in wood it cost to make!

So now I am reconsidering covering up it’s beauty with cushions. For now, we will cuddle with some pillows made from extra fabric I had from when I redid the chair cushions.

Get ready to spend time outside with these Slatted Outdoor Sofa Build Plans. This outdoor seating is beautifully built with mostly 2x4s, but looks much more expensive. It features slatted seat that can be used with or without sofa cushions. The beautiful lines of the legs are inspired by classic Adirondack chairs. Housefulofhandmade.com | Free woodworking plans | Kreg Pocket Holes | Outdoor Bench | DIY Patio Furniture | Rustic Outdoor Sofa | DIY Outdoor Sofa

I also made sure to seal the entire sofa with 2 coats of an outdoor sparurethane. It is made to protect against UV and the weather.

This is the same outdoor sealer I used on the Pirate treasure chest I made 5 years ago and it still looks amazing.

I’m happy to know our slatted outdoor sofa will last many years without me having to bring it in the garage through the winter.

Get ready to spend time outside with these Slatted Outdoor Sofa Build Plans. This outdoor seating is beautifully built with mostly 2x4s, but looks much more expensive. It features slatted seat that can be used with or without sofa cushions. The beautiful lines of the legs are inspired by classic Adirondack chairs. Housefulofhandmade.com | Free woodworking plans | Kreg Pocket Holes | Outdoor Bench | DIY Patio Furniture | Rustic Outdoor Sofa | DIY Outdoor Sofa

And lastly, this build was super easy! With a miter saw and a Kreg Jig, you can build this outdoor sofa in an afternoon.

Then finish it with a good sanding, some stain and sealer, and you can be relaxing in your back yard by the weekend. Doesn’t that sound like the perfect project for spring.

Get ready to spend time outside with these Slatted Outdoor Sofa Build Plans. This outdoor seating is beautifully built with mostly 2x4s, but looks much more expensive. It features slatted seat that can be used with or without sofa cushions. The beautiful lines of the legs are inspired by classic Adirondack chairs. Housefulofhandmade.com | Free woodworking plans | Kreg Pocket Holes | Outdoor Bench | DIY Patio Furniture | Rustic Outdoor Sofa | DIY Outdoor Sofa

Outdoor Sofa Build Plans

I partnered with Kreg Tools project plan website BuildSomething to bring you these Slatted Outdoor Sofa Build Plans for free.

Click here for the plans, including supply and cut lists.

Get ready to spend time outside with these Slatted Outdoor Sofa Build Plans. This outdoor seating is beautifully built with mostly 2x4s, but looks much more expensive. It features slatted seat that can be used with or without sofa cushions. The beautiful lines of the legs are inspired by classic Adirondack chairs. Housefulofhandmade.com | Free woodworking plans | Kreg Pocket Holes | Outdoor Bench | DIY Patio Furniture | Rustic Outdoor Sofa | DIY Outdoor Sofa

Outdoor Lounge Chairs

If you want a complete set for you patio, I also made plans for a matching outdoor lounge chair!

Outdoor lounge chair with turquoise cushion and white pillow on the grass in front of a lake.

Happy building!

-Kati with picture of blog author Kati

This post is sponsored by Kreg Tools and their DIY project plan site BuildSomething. I only recommend products that I use and love and all opinions are 100% my own. Click here to read my full disclosure policy.

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Get ready to spend time outside with these Slatted Outdoor Sofa Build Plans. This outdoor seating is beautifully built with mostly 2x4s, but looks much more expensive. It features slatted seat that can be used with or without sofa cushions. The beautiful lines of the legs are inspired by classic Adirondack chairs. Housefulofhandmade.com | Free woodworking plans | Kreg Pocket Holes | Outdoor Bench | DIY Patio Furniture | Rustic Outdoor Sofa | DIY Outdoor Sofa
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Robin

Sunday 14th of June 2020

Hello! What color is the stain you used?

Kati

Monday 22nd of June 2020

It's called Early American by Minwax.

kathye

Wednesday 13th of May 2020

Looks so good. What costa in did you use? I love the color!!

Kati

Monday 22nd of June 2020

Thanks Kathye! The stain I used is called Early American by Minwax.

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