Hey Remodelaholics, welcome back to our DIY Channel. Today we have an exciting event happening on our blog. About 4 times a year we have what we call a theme week, and in that week we share a months work of projects in one week. and this weeks theme is plywood. #plywoodpretty So if you have any plywood projects that yo want to share make sure you use the hashtag and we will be looking for it on social media. But also we are partnering up with a ton of bloggers to create the best plywood playlist. Say that ten times fast. here on our channel. So first check out our sectional sofa that you are watching right now. and then be sure to checkout our playlist to watch the rest. Thanks for watching guys. I hope that next time we have a theme week that you will join us. we will do a call out and share your projects in a playlist on our channel. Thanks guys see you later. Hey remodelaholics as part of our plywood
week, today I want to show you how to make a plywood sofa sectional. Be sure to check
out all the plywood projects on our playlist. So we designed this sofa for our deck. A couple
things we considered when designing it was we wanted an l-shaped sofa and a place to
store our cushions during a storm to keep them dryer. Each section of the sofa will be made out
of two sheets of three-quarter inch birch plywood. To start off I used my circular saw to cut
out the main pieces down, so that they're easier to manage for the the final cuts on
the table saw. First let’s build the base frame of the
plywood sofa sectional. First cut the plywood to length and width. Then mark out where you
will cut out the notch for a support beam, with a jig saw. The notch will be on the top
center of the sides. After the notch is cut out drill all the pocket holes. There will
be pocket holes along the top, around the support beam and down the back side. Don’t
worry all those holes will be covered up with the side pieces in the end. Once the sides are done, cut out the back
frame and drill in the pocket holes along the top and along each end. Now it’s time to build the support beam.
Rip the redwood 2×4 down and then attach another piece of plywood to it, to make extra strong.
Glue the plywood to the redwood and screw it together with wood screws. Next drill in
pocket holes to one side of the beam. Cut the middle support block to length and
attach it to the middle of the beam with glue and pocket screws. Now it’s time to assemble the frame. Screw the sides on to the back. Make sure
the keep all the pocket holes on the outside of the frame. Now install the beam. Attach
the middle support to the back with wood screws through the back. To make this easier, set this part up on a
sawhorse and not the frame. Set up the seat piece on two or three sawhorses with the good
side down. Glue and screw the 2nd piece of the seat together. Now turn the base upside
down on top of the seat, and glue and screw the frame to the seat through the pocket holes
on the beam, sides and back. Next attach the back. Lay the back down and
lign up the frame leaving ¾” on each side of the frame. glue it in place and hold with
clamps while screwing it together through all the pocket holes on the sides. You can
also screw it together up high under the seat where the screws will be hidden. Now glue on the side pieces. Add any other
screws under the frame where they can be hidden. You can start with the left side then finish
up on the right with the last two pieces. While the sides are drying, attach some additional
blocking and add the ¼” cover underneath the bench with wood screws. This will help
keep out any unwanted pests, like hornets or wasps from hiding behind the beam, but
this optional. With everything in place now it’s time to
fill in any holes with Elmer’s Pro Bond Stainable Wood Filler, let that dry then sand
everything smooth. Stain and finish as desired. There you have it! Your very own plywood sofa
sectional. Now you can just lay back and enjoy your handywork. We are really loving our! Be sure to like and subscribe. I’m going
outside to take a nap!

DIY Modern Outdoor Sofa Sectional | #plywoodpretty

30 thoughts on “DIY Modern Outdoor Sofa Sectional | #plywoodpretty

  • July 31, 2019 at 3:37 pm
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    Wow pocket 🕳 holes! And uhm plywood won’t last too long exposed like that without drainage etc! You should at least warn ppl that don’t know because your sectionals adorable however not practical unless indoors or under a very protected screened in porch, even then you’re risking it to rot and movement etc etc. I wish you’d used cedar planks or red wood

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  • July 31, 2019 at 3:37 pm
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    Awful idea. Plywood is not made for outside and is definitely not made for wet weather even if treated etc.

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  • July 31, 2019 at 3:37 pm
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    Doesn't plywood swell when exposed to the elements? 🤔

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  • July 31, 2019 at 3:37 pm
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    Hi can I ask for a complete set of materials! Can u please tell me the list

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  • July 31, 2019 at 3:37 pm
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    I hate pocket holes, also this doesn’t look sturdy enough to have sex on

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  • July 31, 2019 at 3:37 pm
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    Desde chile …exelente sigan haciendo mas …saludos jhon

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  • July 31, 2019 at 3:37 pm
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    nice design but plywood is horrible for out doors even with a coat

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  • July 31, 2019 at 3:37 pm
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    Amazingly strong build!

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  • July 31, 2019 at 3:37 pm
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    Hi sweet page ☺ Keep it up!

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  • July 31, 2019 at 3:37 pm
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    Nice furniture #mdmatiurrahman

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  • July 31, 2019 at 3:37 pm
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    How much did it cost to make this ?

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  • July 31, 2019 at 3:37 pm
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    Helloo medidas em português p favor aqui brasil

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  • July 31, 2019 at 3:37 pm
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    Hlw mam!!! I wana to run my own business of wood kindly mail me more videos to know about furnitue works and which cutter and machine are used please guide me my whatsapp number 03157612793 waiting your kind reply??☺

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  • July 31, 2019 at 3:37 pm
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    That looks incredibly uncomfortable. It has no back support.

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  • July 31, 2019 at 3:37 pm
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    Is that really going to stand up to the weather?

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  • July 31, 2019 at 3:37 pm
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    Thanks this is such Lovely sectional but, I will say this channel is not for a DIYer like myself if needing all of the dimensions.

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  • July 31, 2019 at 3:37 pm
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    Nice look to it, I like it. What did you use to seal it?

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  • July 31, 2019 at 3:37 pm
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    OMG, How many damn pocket holes are you going to drill in to that thing? It is almost swish cheese with all of those pocket holes. Nice looking project, but such crazy construction.

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  • July 31, 2019 at 3:37 pm
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    Hmmm??? Could I do that with rounded corners???? I am truly inspired! Thanks! Gotta run to home depot.

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  • July 31, 2019 at 3:37 pm
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    Pretty cool build although this thing would be toast here in Oregon…would delaminate and fall apart. Looks really comfy though. Keep up the great work!

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  • July 31, 2019 at 3:37 pm
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    This is crazy impressive! How has it held up? It looks awesome

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  • July 31, 2019 at 3:37 pm
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    This is such an inspiring project! It is perfect for a backyard space with plenty of room for the entire family to enjoy! Love your blog!

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  • July 31, 2019 at 3:37 pm
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    This is so exciting! Loving all the projects so far!

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  • July 31, 2019 at 3:37 pm
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    I love it! If I could just get someone to make the cushions for me I'll get right on building the rest of it! 😀

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  • July 31, 2019 at 3:37 pm
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    Awesome! I may have to build one for my new patio!!

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  • July 31, 2019 at 3:37 pm
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    THIS IS AWESOME! I've been wanting more comfortable seating on our back deck and this sofa would be perfect!

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  • July 31, 2019 at 3:37 pm
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    This is SO RAD! I can't believe it's DIY… I'm showing it to Shane

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  • July 31, 2019 at 3:37 pm
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    I had no idea you MADE this outdoor sectional! That's amazing!

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  • July 31, 2019 at 3:37 pm
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    This looks amazing!! love it!!

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  • July 31, 2019 at 3:37 pm
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    Oh my gosh! This looks SO awesome!! I definitely want this for my deck! LOVE!

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