• Ana's blueprint link states: "The resource could not be found."
    By linda7, on August 12, 2014

  • If you click the link for the blueprint, you get a broken link. Until Ryobi Nation fixes the link, you can just backspace over the last four characters in the link (.pdf) and then hit enter and that will take you to the blueprint, which is in pdf format. Here's the link: Just go to the end of the link and backspace over the last four characters (.pdf) and you will get a working link. I
    By sonyahemphil, on August 12, 2014

  • Resource could not be found. Link doesn't work
    By saw1947_74177, on August 13, 2014

  • Love this Modern bookshelf. It will look great in my mid century redesign, living room or dinning area.
    By LisaYvette, on November 19, 2014
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  • First of all I love your site and all the cool DIY plans you have. My first project is to build the workbench soi have base to work on the projects. My question is on the Adirondack chair, at what height do you place the seat supports on the legs, or did I miss it in the plans? Thanks Larry
    By fireman1088, on July 10, 2014

  • @ fireman 1088, look at pages 6 of the plans and I think you will find your answer
    By Brutus Buckeye, on July 10, 2014

  • We have been looking for the perfect chairs for our upper deck. Looks like we will just build them ourselves!
    By tamilebahn_42476, on July 10, 2014

  • Approx how much does this cost to build?
    By thoopie, on July 10, 2014

  • I can't wait to get started on mine ;)
    By vhess, on July 11, 2014

  • Thanks so much guys! The chair was about $50 in lumber!
    By Shanty 2 Chic, on July 17, 2014

  • Does anyone know how much weight this would support? Trying to find a taller chair to make for my dad.
    By lmanrik, on July 21, 2014

  • I'm not sure exactly how much weight it will support, but our 6'6" Ryobi product manager tested it out and gave it a thumbs up!
    By RYOBI_ROCKS, on July 22, 2014

  • I can't get the plans for the adriondack bar stool plans tu o download.
    By Barry Moore, on August 27, 2014

  • Made this chair last week. It turned out great. I love it and so do my cats. Thank you for the pattern.
    By Peg a leg, on September 5, 2014

  • I think I'm going to enjoy this site very much thank you
    By Ryobi , on January 25, 2015

  • I started building this chair tonight and the front leg diagram did not work out. The 5 dgree line I don't believe is right. Am I the only one that had this problem. The way I see it the line needs to be 23 3/4 from floor and 90 degrees.The leg is cut both ends on 5 degree ( so the whole leg is sitting on 5 degree angle) and if you put the 5 degree line on it the rear leg will not be level. Thanks for sharing the plans, can't wait to get it done.
    By Macy44, on January 31, 2015

  • Looks like fun chair to build and good looking plans to use.
    By dust, on February 15, 2015

  • Has anyone made this using 2x4s instead of 1x2s for the legs and braces to give it more stability and strength? Cost increase is insignificant
    By andersontoxaway, on February 18, 2015

  • Looks awesome, hope to make a couple of these this summer for our lake house.
    By clreilly, on April 1, 2015

  • i used 2 x 4's for legs and braces and the chair turned out great.
    By kangas2250, on June 23, 2015

  • To Macy44, I had the same question too about the angles and the front leg. I built like you specify without the 5 degree line on the front leg and your measurements. The chair turned out fine that way. After working with some scraps, I will be trying this again. The legs would not sit flush on the ground according to plan. I did a test cut to the bottom of the rear leg and made a 5 degree cut instead of a 0 degree cut for the foot of the rear and the scrap wood I was working with made the legs turn out flush on the ground. I plan on trying this on another chair as the chair will sit back further if the plan angles for the seat support are followed. Not sure which I will like better for comfort. I also modified and built with 2x4's. The chair turned out great!
    By WLH, on December 9, 2015

  • I cant get the blueprints to open, can anyone help or send them to me?
    By mjcalla, on December 30, 2017
    • Mjcalla, you should be able to click on the link above and have the plans open right up. Maybe try using a different internet browser? Ours opens up fine using Safari.
      By RYOBI NATION, on January 2, 2018

  • why can,t i get these plans to open i have tried different browsers copy and pasted and can't get them. I had them open about 2 weeks ago and now nothing.
    By rickkkh, on February 13, 2018
    • @rickkkh We updated the Nation site last week and had a few bugs to work out. You should be able to access the PDF plans link now!
      By RYOBI NATION, on February 13, 2018
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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: and these: 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:
    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:
      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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  • Great step-by-step directions and the pictures help a lot. I am going to build a workbench myself and this will help a great deal!
    By ROLO559, on July 24, 2014

  • Another great project idea with easy to understand (and execute) directions! Thank you so much for sharing all your creative ideas. Y'all are simply the best!!
    By Lovedbyhisgrace, on August 17, 2014

  • Nice; this is also great as rolling storage/folding surface in laundry room. Thanks for sharing!
    By DIY-Lifer, on December 19, 2014

  • The picture seems like the depth of the workbench is larger than 24". Did I misread the cut list?
    By jakeavis, on July 16, 2015

  • I built this today and absolutely love it! Thank you for the simple cut instructions.
    By prettypallets, on May 3, 2016

  • Awesome! This is my next one!
    By LexHolsters, on February 9, 2018

  • Nice cart. Makes me think bout placing one in my work shop. Thanks.
    By Dirt Dog, on March 7, 2020
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  • This appears to be so easy to make. Thanks for sharing your creativity.
    By Hometowngirl, on October 28, 2014

  • Did you remove rust and paint angle irons before use?
    By jangoike, on December 1, 2014

  • After showing this great project to my husband, he suggested using the old bed frame rails we have instead of buying angle iron.
    By loohoo, on September 6, 2015

  • Using screws would be a bit more secure. Also steel cross braces on the back screwed in to the shelve. Heavy book cases have a tendency to rack under weight.
    By jcel3979, on June 4, 2016
    • Nice additions like that can really make it your own!
      By RYOBI NATION, on April 18, 2018

  • i like it.iwas looking for a sturdy book case for my daughters book.i think that if would hold under the pressure.looks beautiful
    By janice marlene, on February 23, 2017

  • Only 2 nails holding each end of the shelves? How much weight can each shelf support?
    By mphipps68, on March 30, 2018
    • We aren't sure of the exact weight, but it's made for books so it is sturdy enough to be used as an average bookshelf! For more questions, reach out to Homemade Modern at the "Contact" page on their website
      By RYOBI NATION, on April 18, 2018
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  • where can I get Ana White's plans that are mentioned?
    By sprague295, on June 17, 2014

  • You can get the plans here:
    By RogueEngineer, on July 16, 2014

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  • I have been thinking about building a coffee table. Need to hit up some yard sales for a dinning table. Good idea. Thanks
    By mjbuilt, on June 4, 2014
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