What Type of Wood to Use?

We recommend cedar wood for building this sofa.  You can also use standard 2x lumber if it is fully sealed (painted or stained with an exterior grade finish.

Where to Get Cushions?

There’s alot of great options for cushions.  You can easily modify this plan to fit almost any size cushion, but we recommend “deep seat” cushions.
  • This plan is based off a 25″ x 25″ x 5″ deep seat cushion and a 25″ x 22″ x 5″ deep back cushion (most popular option Amazon affiliate link).
  • You can also use a 24″ x 24″ deep cushion with minimal modification, but will need to make the distance between the arm rests 3″ less.
  • If you use 24″ deep x 22″ wide cushions, you will need to make the distance between the armrests 9″ less.
  • Back cushions should match width of the seat cushions, the pillow height should be between 18″ and 25″ to cover the wood back rest.

Updated Plans

This plan has been updated from the Simple White Outdoor Collection to feature wider arm rests, easier to build, and a sturdier 2x construction.