Thursday, August 9, 2012

Deck Sectional; Phase 1

As you may or may not know, Ryan built us a 14' x 12' deck off the morning room.  Until now, only a grill has occupied the space.  I have been wanting something...anything out there.  The deck is shaded until early afternoon and would be a great place to enjoy a morning cup of coffee.  But where to sit.
So with kudos to AnnaWhite.com, I am almost done building my deck sectional.  AnnaWhite has plans for the armless and armed sections.
Behold,

Here's a pic of two of them together.  What the photos or rendering below doesn't show are the back supports I still have to add to help keep the back cushion from falling through.

I built this out of Red Cedar found at the closest Menards for $4.60 per 8' stick of 1x4.  I had to modify Anna's plans as it called treated pine 1"x (which is actually 3/4").  I used Cedar 1"x (which is actually 7/8").  My wife found the cushions at Improvements.com.

So I said phase 1.  Here's why.  We have one more cushion set to use and I am almost done building the 5th section piece.  Then I have modified and made my own design for a end table/stool to use in the set. 
 You can see the smaller piece inserted between the sections and then used back to back as a coffee table.  I have the wood to build those and will have them done by the time my In-Laws fly in this Saturday.

Stay tuned for more pics. 

10 comments:

  1. What an awesome idea! Phase 1 looks good!

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  2. Great build! I love Ana. I'm so happy for the way her site has grown. I want to build the farmhouse bed. I just need to get busy. You, though? You did a fantastic job. Enjoy the in-laws enjoying your handiwork.

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  3. Very awesome! Red cedar should last you a while too. How do they feel? - looks like the cushion would fall through the back. Surprised there isn't a middle support in the plans.

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    1. Leah, good catch. The plan makes it an option and does not allow for it in the materials list. But you are right, they need something to keep the cushions from falling through. See new post.

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  4. You sure are handy! Your wife is a lucky lady!

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    1. I told my wife this....about being lucky. her reply, "they don't know you do they?" haha

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  5. That is a great idea! I'll have to show this post to my husband to get him motivated!

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