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Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build an Aegean Outdoor Sofa

05.27.15 By //

It’s official… you need an outdoor living space for the summer months ahead, so go for it and build a super stylish sofa and solve your seating woes in just a few hours… I promise you will be so happy you did and so will I when you share your success with all of us in a showcase post.

// The cushion option here that will work best are the Outdoor Deep Seating Cushion which retails for $30 and five or six 18″ toss pillows for the back.

As with all of our plans, you are building at your own risk and you should have a firm understanding of building in general before you attempt many of our plans (some are easy as pie and perfect for beginners). With that, go forth, have fun, take lots of pictures and share them in a showcase or on social media with the hashtag #builtTDCtuff and we will share our faves! Be sure to tag @thedesignconfidential on Instagram / FB and @thedesconf on Twitter / Pinterest.

The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans How to Build an Aegean Outdoor Sofa
$75-$125
The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans How to Build an Aegean Outdoor Sofa
  • 9 – 2×4 at 8’
  • 3 – 1×4 at 8’
  • 2 – 2×4 at 26” – End Tops
  • 4 – 2×4 at 19” – End Bottoms and End Middles
  • 4 – 2×4 at 21” – End Backs and End Fronts
  • 5 – 2×4 at 88” – Front Bottom, Back Bottom, and Back Slats
  • 1 – 2×4 (ripped down to 2-3/4”) at 88” – Seat Support
  • 1 – 2×4 at 6” – Seat Support Leg
  • 10 – 1×4 at 23” – Seat Slats

Before beginning to build, always check in on my site to make sure you have the most up to date set of plans, I occasionally update and change the plans to make the building process easier or to allow for less expensive purchasing of materials! Read through the entire set of instructions and all comments before beginning this project. If you print out or save plans, be sure to check in on my site to be sure you have the most up to date set of plans, as I occasionally update things for ease of building or buying. If you are new to building, read through the GETTING STARTED section and other articles found under the BUILD tab in the menu on my site, it has valuable information about how to get started, tools and techniques. If you are unfamiliar with the finishing process, visit my Finishing school for some tips and tricks for painting like a pro and for special finishing practices. Use glue to secure your joints and Consider Painting or Staining individual sections prior to assembling. This makes the paint application virtually flawless. Coat with a spray on Poly or Wipe on Poly to protect your finish and your piece and it will last for ages. Adhere to all safety standards and guidelines, and be sure you follow safety protocol throughout your build. If you are unsure about whether you are building safely, run a quick online search for the tool or technique you are using, or contact me via email or post to the forum before you move ahead. My contact info can be found in the menu of my site.

Cut the pieces for the End Fronts, End Backs, End Tops, End Bottoms, and End Middles. With the Kreg jig set for 1-1/2” material, drill pocket holes in both ends of the End Middles and End Bottoms and in the top ends of the End Fronts and End Backs. Assemble as shown with glue and 2-1/2” pocket screws. Repeat this step twice – making the Ends mirror each other with pocket holes facing the inside – once for each end of the Sofa.

Cut the pieces for the Back Bottom and the Front Bottom. With the Kreg jig set for 1-1/2” material, drill pocket holes in both ends of the Back Bottom and the Front Bottom. Assemble as shown with glue and 2-1/2” pocket screws.

Cut the pieces for the Back Slats. With the Kreg jig set for 1-1/2” material, drill pocket holes in both ends of the Back Slats. Assemble as shown with glue and 2-1/2” pocket screws.

Cut the piece for the Seat Support and the Seat Support Leg. With the Kreg jig set for 1-1/2” material, drill pocket holes in both ends of the Seat Support and in the top end of the Seat Support Leg. Assemble as shown with glue and 2-1/2” pocket screws.

Cut the pieces for the Seat Slats. With the Kreg jig set for 3/4” material, drill pocket holes in both ends of the Seat Slats. Assemble as shown with glue and 1-1/4” pocket screws.

Fill any Screw, Nail or Pocket Holes, Sand and Finish as Desired. For Finishing Tips and Tricks visit my Finishing School

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6 comments on “Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build an Aegean Outdoor Sofa”

  1. Hello!
    I was wondering if there is a PDF of your Aegean sofa design?
    The image links seem to be missing.
    I am very excited to build this piece!
    Thanks for your help.

  2. What size seat cushions is this allowing for? Looking to build a sectional from these plans with a little modification. Thanks

  3. Great looking sofa build . Going to take a stab at it, but step 1 image is very small and has some good detail I’d like to see for the measurements. Any chance you have that image larger?

    Thanks!

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