How to Build a DIY Outdoor Sofa with Cushions

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Project by thediyplan posted 07-16-2021 09:50 PM 531 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

If you’re a DIYer looking to make your own custom patio seating or simply looking for outdoor furniture ideas, check out this DIY Outdoor Sofa with Cushions that I’ve built for my sister-in-law. I’ve also created plans in PDF format that you could download and print while working on the project. You could easily modify these plans to fit your needs or your style.

We used 6″ thick foam and outdoor canvas fabric to make the seating cushions. A good place to get your fabrics is through Fabric Wholesale Direct. They have a large collection of fabrics and colors to choose from. I have a link under the material list for the fabric that we used.

Check out my for and pictures at

-- Viktor - Plans at

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#1 posted 07-17-2021 12:13 AM

being from cali how can i not love’s the cali kick back outdoor lifestyle!

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#2 posted 07-17-2021 11:00 AM

Nice Viktor! I’m going to be adding a deck up at my store and these would be perfect!!!

Have you got a good foam source? I’ve been talking to my upholstery buddy and he said he was having trouble getting much due to the pandemic…

I need to use my Kreg more… I keep forgetting I have it!


-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl,

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#3 posted 07-18-2021 02:31 AM

That’s awesome. I seen how you attached the back on ur website. Do it flex when you lean back? Seems like it wouldn’t hold up to much pressure

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might

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