Exterior Spaces

Exterior Spaces

Exterior Spaces



  • I made this, came out beautiful. Great instructions too, much thanks.
    By sean7012, on May 28, 2015

  • Great tutorial! Thanks!
    By remicorson, on November 3, 2017

  • The link to these plans is not working.
    By sthorne1221, on February 16, 2018
    • @sthorne1221 the link should be fixed now. Thank you for notifying us!
      By RYOBI NATION, on February 16, 2018

  • Where is the tutorial for this item?
    By sthorne1221, on March 31, 2018
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  • Wow amazing and you explanation make it easy for everyone!
    By pedrosantiago1, on March 28, 2015

  • on my 2Do list now ... tysm
    By uWishuCould, on October 5, 2015
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  • Materials used is missing the metal bar for support
    By sus4, on November 13, 2014

  • Hi, nice work. On the video you say that the canvas will be available at the website but I can't find it.
    By fboss1978, on January 21, 2015

  • Hi, your plans do not detail where the back is attached in relationship to the bottom. Can you tell me the dimension from the front of the legs? Thanks
    By v2fast2hit, on March 12, 2015

  • Hello and thanks for the questions and comments! Sus4, Yes the 18" pipe and 2 flanges was left out because depending on the size of the slats it may not be needed. I have versions of these chairs with thicker slats and without any middle support. A 2x4 and 4 L-brackets is cheaper alternative that works as well. fboss1978 the template is available on this page where it says "Download and print the template " v2fast2hit There are a few reasons I don’t indicate it. Measurements on curved surfaces are often misinterpreted. Depending on how you cut and sand this the location of 2 reference points could be off. The template is sanded off already so I a mark on that would not be helpful. Lastly different people like different angles and different locations for the back depending on the height. Since we are screw from the inside its ok to try a couple angles and see what you like before the slats go on.
    By Homemade Modern, on May 1, 2015

  • hi can e-mail me the template plan for this project i can't find it in the web side. thanks,
    By M.A.N. Essa, on January 5, 2017
    • Under "project steps", step number 2 has a blue link you can click on for the template. Hope this helps!
      By RYOBI NATION, on April 13, 2018

  • pls e-mail me the template plan for this project. thanks,
    By gassave, on April 5, 2018
    • gassave, click on "project steps", step number 2 has a blue link you can click on for the template. Hope this helps!
      By RYOBI NATION, on April 13, 2018
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  • I am currently in the middle of this project. Waiting for the first layer of concrete to dry before I put in the fire brick. This project is very labor intensive. I had NO IDEA what I was in for... oh well no turning back now, and I'm sure it will look great. Thanks Ben!
    By JRT500, on August 4, 2015

  • Hi. I am planning on doing this project. Any idea on how many bags of cement are needed?
    By jaialaipro, on September 29, 2015
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  • Great looking bar.
    By averageguy, on September 11, 2014

  • It looks great!!!
    By Bdepriest26, on September 11, 2014

  • The ladies didvamazing job!
    By rana87, on September 11, 2014

  • Great Job!!
    By lugar10, on September 11, 2014

  • Great job, you make is seem so easy!!
    By sherristime, on September 12, 2014

  • Super cute!! This is exactly what I'm looking to build at the new house I just bought!! Thanks for the amazing tutorial!
    By theolasvegas, on September 12, 2014

  • Love the spray grout sealer tip
    By mickieb_60, on September 12, 2014

  • I'd like to have this outside on my deck, but I think for right now I'd rather have one in my kitchen to use as an island, with a few minor adjustments of course. And since I'm wanting to resurface my cabinets using chalk paint, I'd probably finish this in chalk paint. Very nice plan....now, If I just that Ryobi tool kit.
    By mygift2you_126183, on September 12, 2014

  • Would love this in my kitchen!
    By benitaco, on September 12, 2014

  • I want one! But I need the tools! :)
    By khaskins4_38524, on September 12, 2014

  • Love it! Now if I can just finish my board and batten project.
    By hifidigital, on September 13, 2014

  • Love it!
    By Mslynn85, on September 13, 2014

  • So easy!! Love it!
    By songmiracle, on September 17, 2014

  • My husband would love this!!!
    By Whites_2008, on September 18, 2014

  • love it!
    By nfsfvl, on October 24, 2014

  • Beautiful!
    By DrKurt, on December 28, 2015
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  • What size cushions will fit this couch? The cushions in the image seem be be of different sizes. Thank you.
    By MrsAjj, on July 10, 2014
    • You can use 24 x 24 inch cushions for the bottom or 25 x 25" (which will be just a smidge big, according to what Ana White said on one of her videos).
      By sueme210, on April 6, 2017

  • The images are broken and there is no download. I'd like to make two of these for my patio. Please advise
    By DIY_Diva, on July 10, 2014
    • @DIY_Diva we have fixed the links. Thanks for letting us know!
      By RYOBI NATION, on February 9, 2018
    • The Images and the downloadable blue prints are still missing
      By ahmed-omran2018, on March 13, 2018
    • @ahmed-omran2018 did you try clicking on the hyperlink that says "click here". It's working on our end so you may want to try a different internet browser.
      By RYOBI NATION, on March 14, 2018

  • What size are the cushions and where can we get them
    By Bob Rutkowski, on July 18, 2014

  • Hi! The cushions I designed this sofa to fit are theses: http://www.homedepot.com/p/Hampton-Bay-Beverly-Beige-Replacement-3-Piece-Outdoor-Corner-Chair-Cushion-Set-89-22303/203790032?MERCH=REC-_-product-1-_-203790030-_-203790032-_-N and these: http://www.homedepot.com/p/Hampton-Bay-Beverly-Beige-Replacement-2-Piece-Outdoor-Chair-Cushion-Set-89-22301/203790030?MERCH=REC-_-PIPHorizontal1-1-_-NA-_-203790030-_-N Thanks, Ana
    By Ana White, on July 18, 2014

  • @MrsAjj - The cushion size depends on how large you decide to build your couch so measure yours to be sure. We used cushions like this from Home Depot for ours: http://www.homedepot.com/p/Hampton-Bay-Woodbury-Textured-Sand-Replacement-Outdoor-Sofa-Cushion-JY9127-S-CUSH/204378799.
    By RYOBI Nation, on July 18, 2014

  • @DIY_Diva - We only have a finished image for this project. The video has all the step by step instructions. I hope this helps.
    By RYOBI Nation, on July 18, 2014

  • Finished product looks great. A two and a half minute video is not a downloadable plan. Too bad you guys don't have a step by step like Ana has for all her other plans on her site!!
    By bhoppy1975_126012, on July 18, 2014

  • step by step is some one else doing the thinking for you. we should be able to take a picture with the size of all parts and do great. What good is it to me if some one else does all the work, then I've learned nothing.
    By budcarter43_130479, on July 19, 2014

  • Hi, Ana. I hope you feature this design on your website with the sketchup illustrations. Those step-by-step instructions are much clearer than the text-only procedure written here. S.
    By sonyahemphil, on July 19, 2014

  • I cannot see any pictures or how to download this project...would love the plans and instructions with photos?
    By dutchgal, on July 19, 2014

  • Can't wait to make this.
    By Tammyz, on July 20, 2014

  • MATERIALS USED: is a list of all the parts, a video to view over and over, and step by step instructions. All we need now is some one to say over and over " look what I made"
    By budcarter43_130479, on July 20, 2014

  • Hello everyone - the plans for Ana's Outdoor Couch are now downloadable in Step 1 of the How-To (just make sure you are logged in to RYOBI Nation to view!)
    By RYOBI Nation, on July 22, 2014

  • We can so do this, can't wait to make ours :)
    By macsdals, on July 24, 2014

  • I made a version of this today and I am very happy with the finished product. Thanks for the plans!!
    By GalloCita, on July 28, 2014

  • Love this idea I'm going to have to do this
    By samhain75, on August 26, 2014

  • Since this is an outdoor couch, do you have instructions on how to weatherproof the wood?
    By Hometowngirl, on October 28, 2014

  • I can't wait until I can make this for our deck! Couches and other patio furniture is so expensive and made cheaply!
    By Weird, on January 28, 2015

  • Time to measure out a matching side chair or two! Excited. It is my next project after planting season is over!
    By lynn0759, on February 3, 2015

  • Cannot wait to make this. And to use this plan to measure out for a chair or two
    By melissa.purvis_126052, on March 2, 2015

  • hi this is very nice
    By deepak, on March 11, 2015

  • This is very nice. I would like to make this couch without arms, yet have slats in the back any suggestions?
    By mzgee43, on May 14, 2015

  • Have you pre drilled guide holes before each screw? Do you recommend doing such, or can i pass on this?
    By Rudwwood, on March 28, 2016

  • Made 2 of these the other day. Took me about 5 1/2 hours from start to finish (for both). That's for 1 person doing everything on the ground. These are absolutely BEAUTIFUL. Everybody loves them. Now we just have to finish (protect) them, and make some cushions for them. I added 1 more 2x4 to the back, just under the top rail. May add 1 (either 2x2 or 2x4) along the seat to keep the cushions from going out the back. Thanks Ana.
    By magoogle, on April 8, 2016

  • Built it! Love it! Can you share any info on the cushions that fit best with it?!
    By Kmm4, on May 31, 2016
    • Kmm4 - Did you find cushions? Just finished the frame and trying to find cushions. :)
      By karlah, on July 10, 2016
    • Karlah, they were so expensive! Hah, the cushions would have cost just as much as a brand new seat with cushions, kind of frustrating. But it looks cute and homemade so oh well. We used the cheapest we could find from At Home, the ones that included the top and bottom as one, and had to add some extra throw pillows for added comfort since the back seems to dig in when you sit! Still enjoy it though. Wish she would include the measurements of the cushions she used so it would have been easier to find. They may be custom as the standard cushions fall a little short.
      By Kmm4, on July 18, 2016

  • Considering this! Standard outdoor cushions?
    By RachParker, on June 1, 2016

  • How many 2x4's planks should be purchased?
    By Greg_N, on June 30, 2016

  • Hi, Greg- There is a link just before the steps that allows you to download the plan, including a shopping list. According to that list, you'll need 11 2x4x10's. If you build the couch, we'd sure like to see it!
    By RYOBI Nation, on July 1, 2016

  • Just finished the frame - love it! Any recs on good places to find cushions?
    By karlah, on July 10, 2016

  • No sanding or water sealing of the wood?
    By Nuck82, on July 29, 2016

  • Hi, Karlah! The Home Depot carries a variety of outdoor couch cushions, and there have been a handful of folks who have put together their own!
    By RYOBI Nation, on July 30, 2016

  • Hi, Nuck82- Sanding and especially sealing is a great idea for this project. The Home Depot carries a ton of choices for outdoor wood treatments.
    By RYOBI Nation, on July 30, 2016

  • Hi!...My daughter and I just built this!!!!...For our first time, we did awesome!....The only adjustment I made was that I made it the size of a twin bed ...So my bottom cushion is actually a mattress!...But great plan, great instructions !....On to the next project!!!
    By ankasaroja, on August 7, 2016

  • I built this and my wife loved it, but i bought some nice comfy sunbrella cushions but find if i try to plop down on the couch i nearly break my tailbone lol. Should i buy a mattress pad or something to put underneath the cushions or should i just buy firmer cushions. What do you suggest? Thank you
    By Kobestuff, on October 11, 2016

  • I built one of these couches. I made some modifications: (1) Moved the rear beam back 6 inches and added 2 vertical supports. This allows me to use seat cushions for the back instead of pillows. (2) Added some diagonal supports to connect the legs to the center frame for rigidity. (3) Used plywood for the seat instead of 2x4s, was going to add hinges so I could swing the seat up to store stuff under it, but just screwed it down instead. I would like to upload photos buy I dont know where to do that.
    By gen3benz, on June 6, 2017

  • Is there a way to download the plans?
    By dickblazer, on February 9, 2018
    • @dickblazer we have fixed the link so you should be able to download now!
      By RYOBI NATION, on February 12, 2018

  • I built this over the weekend. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. I made a couple minor modifications. I used 8 foot boards instead of 10 (I have a tiny hatchback). I still only used 11 pieces of lumber, I just made the smaller slats  24 inch (instead of 25.5) so each board was one big and one small and I made the 2 medium boards 27 inch. I also put the back board vertical instead of horizontal for a little more support, I don't see any reason why to make it differently, its still deep seating and fit standard cushions from Lowes. I made mine in redwood which looks very pretty with all the different colors and patterns in it. 
    By foxfirek, on May 14, 2018
    • Nice! Thanks for sharing! Be sure to create a new project and upload images so we can see how great it turned out! 
      By RYOBI NATION, on May 14, 2018

  • Made this couch earlier this week for my screened in patio, I am SUPER happy with it. Cushions arrived yesterday so its finally complete! Thanks Ana and Ryobi.
    By aebVermont, on July 7, 2018

  • having trouble finding where to download the plans for this?

    By mjsgeorgia, on July 13, 2018
    • Click the blue link at the top, or paste this into your browser: http://eff5c75290b0e498bfcc-cdb2fd2cc8e016557784fa363a2704b5.r93.cf1.rackcdn.com/Outdoor%20Sofa%20Plans.pdf
      By RYOBI NATION, on July 17, 2018

  • Hi, The above Materials says you need 11 2x4 @ 72 inches and the downloadable plans say you need 9 2x4 @72inches. Can you confirm which it is? Thanks
    By coxy0521, on July 30, 2018

  • The cut list on the video and the list in the project steps differ. One says you need 9 at 72" and the other one says you need 11 at 72". Which one should i follow to avoid waist?
    By Coldwater30, on September 5, 2019
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  • Making
    By Racoon, on May 4, 2014

  • Cool
    By Pato, on May 6, 2014

  • Would love to build this, if only I had the space for it.
    By Brandi, on May 16, 2014

  • Am I right that this probably still needs to be anchored into the ground if you live in a very windy area? Or maybe anchored to the house is enough?
    By jcase16, on May 19, 2014

  • Cool
    By kemyha, on May 27, 2014

  • Where can I get the 24 - 1x2x10 boards? All the stores I've talked to only sell in 8ft length. It's a lot of waste and extra money to cut the 8 footers down!
    By soxgreen, on May 28, 2014

  • very nice, good job
    By wlc53, on June 4, 2014

  • It's very nice project to do for my home.
    By wallst, on June 4, 2014

  • I want to build a patio cover 26wx12dx9h attached to the house.
    By wallst, on June 4, 2014

  • This is great; but why are there no instructions for attaching the swing? That's sort of the part I need to know about in terms of support, torque on the frame Etc.
    By MamaDo, on June 9, 2014

  • You are blessed with amazing talent Ana, thanks for sharing designs with us.
    By fundmanager, on September 7, 2014

  • Can I use 4x4 posts instead of 6x6?
    By revggs24, on October 24, 2014

  • Sweet! ... on my 2Do list now ... tysm
    By uWishuCould, on October 5, 2015

  • What kind of wood do you recommend using? Is it pine? Or is it cedar?
    By prm1502, on July 23, 2016

  • WOW this is what all the projects should include.  Noy only a nice foto set but what you did, how you started and what steps you took to create such a wonderful piece and lawn furniture and back yard addition.

    Thank you very much, if you know Monty  or Jena and or Eric please send them a note and suggest they add a few extra points to help folk like me get started on their projects while we are locked down and shut in by some ridiculous Virus,

    Greatest thing that has happene to Gardening in a long time.  Makes a lot of time we have to fill in and what better way than to work in the soil or close to it.

    John D  soutrnatl_17150
    By soutrnatl_17150, on June 12, 2020
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