How To Make An Outdoor Sofa
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Use a circular saw with a speed square to make right angle cuts on all the 2x6 lumber wood pieces.
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Use a circular saw to cut a 2x6 into two pieces for the front of the sofa.
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Use the leftover pieces to make supports for the under side of the seat. Use a sander with 150 grit.
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Use a drill to make three holes with a doweling jig to join the three 2x6s.
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Use Gorilla glue to assemble the wood panels together & use maker brand clamps to clamp the panels.
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Assemble the seat of the sofa upside down by drilling finish screws, so that the screws don’t show.
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Next, screw on the front panel of the sofa. Use 3-1/8” inch finish screws to attach side panels.
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Use circular saw to cut a 2x6 corner to corner to make two pieces.
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Draw a line even with the edge of the side panel & cut that portion with a circular saw.
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Use a circular saw blade to make an angled piece to rest on top of the backrest of the sofa.
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Screw the backrest supports to the side panels and then screw on the 2x6s that create the backrest.
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Drill in L brackets to fasten the top piece, so that the screw heads don’t show.
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Add more short pieces of 2x6s to the bottom of the sofa in order to attach hair pin legs.
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Drill small holes in the backrest of the sofa to feed the strings of the cushions.
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Here is the end result of the outdoor sofa.
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