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  • Hi Ana! Love this sectional. We are going to make it and sew our own cushions. What size are your back cushions? Trying to figure out the ideal height of the back cushions. Was thinking maybe 15" high. What do you think would be ideal?
    By stabuks, on June 8, 2015

  • nice job. enjoy your sectional
    By maga, on June 29, 2015

  • nice job. enjoy your sectional
    By maga, on June 29, 2015

  • Where did you find the cushions?
    By clcoup, on June 29, 2015

  • After building this project, I've noticed the following points: There is one piece of wood missing from the cut list. I had a couple of extra 2x4's so wasn't that put out by it, but others may be affected. This plan is designed to coordinate with the Outdoor Sofa, but the plans are subtly different - the Outdoor Sofa does not have the back supports included (the wood that is placed on edge under the two arm rests and back), so if building both pieces, you'll want to allow for the extra stock necessary to include those three extra pieces. In order to build both pieces, I purchased thirty 8' 2x4's, knowing that I would have lots of offcuts remaining. I intend to use these offcuts to build a coffee table/footrest that will accommodate the last seat cushion (since I purchased seven 2pc cushions to fill in all the sections of back rest), and also frame a water table for my child. I purchased these:
    By woodchip, on July 2, 2015

  • It looks very nice but what would make it better is if all exposed edges were rounded over with a router and the back had an angle to it. Yours looks nice and comfortable.
    By Newbiewoodman, on September 9, 2015

  • Where did you get your cushions from?
    By Jnmartin, on April 25, 2016

  • How many 2x4's are needed to purchase for both pieces, the couch and sectional part?
    By Warden5, on April 27, 2016

  • Will you please email me a copy of the sectional sofa plans. the measurements are not clear on the diagrams
    By mwtrdh, on April 28, 2016
    • or can you attach a link so that i can print it?
      By mwtrdh, on April 28, 2016

  • How many 2x4 are needed for both projects?
    By Slim Pickens, on May 28, 2016

  • How many 2x4's are needed to do both sofas? And are there plans for the other sofa? Please help!!!
    By Doubleh, on June 1, 2016

  • Hi I never worked with imperial measure... can you make it with metric measures? great job great project of yours congrats...i love it
    By fraque, on June 2, 2016

  • Do you recommend pre drilling a "guiding holes" for the screws, or can i skip it when using these type of screws you menttiom (exterior decking screws) Thanks!
    By gold76, on July 3, 2016

  • that was a waste of paper and ink will not let me print
    By luckydoglj_126876, on September 22, 2016

  • Do you recommend predrilling guide holes or simply use these deck screws straight?
    By gold76, on April 3, 2017

  • It is not allowing me to print out all the steps. Can you send me a link with all of the steps?
    By kmangrich, on June 2, 2017

  • Great project, I'm in the process of building one :) There's on piece missing from the list. It is (1) 2*4 @ 28"
    By salkhudri, on June 18, 2017

  • Unable to see the page or the plans. Is there a way to fix this? I'm very interested in trying to make this amazing sectional.
    By kioko_1992, on February 11, 2018
    • To the right of the picture above click on the link to the outdoor couch
      By gsnpbc, on May 29, 2018

  • How do you prevent it from rotting, termite... and other damages might be caused by weather and bugs since it stays outside? 
    By Kevin-Nguyen, on June 1, 2018

  • You can make this entire project using 2x4x8 if you make it exactly 2 inches smaller from front to back, which only makes 2 differences in cuts, instead of 25 1/2 they become 23 1/2, and instead of 28 1/2, they become 26 1/2, everything else remains the same, but you can use exclusively 2x4x8's with a total quantity of (21) 8 footers!  Cuts the cost nearly in half and allows for more choices for straighter and more perfect boards. In case this helps anyone! 
    By smkirk8588, on June 24, 2018

  • Ana,
    My 5 years old daughter is a great fan of yours. Thanks for inspiring her and everyone.

    Love and respect from Tampa, FL.
    By Rakesh Kumar Gupta, on May 11, 2019
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  • This is AWESOME! Every kid's dream!
    By karen_atlanta, on June 1, 2015

  • Hours of fun and imaginative play ... a play set extraordinaire.
    By janicehintze, on June 3, 2015

  • What was the approximate price for all materials used?
    By BAMAWATERFOWL, on June 19, 2015

  • @bamawaterfowl I spent about $1300, all of the materials came from Home Depot.
    By Her Tool Belt, on July 10, 2015

  • The materials list doesn't specify, but is the lumber pressure treated? Or are you relying on the paint to withstand the weather? If so, how's your current play structure holding up? Also, it looks awesome! Great job!
    By Brian5177, on February 21, 2017

  • This thing is amazing! So I have a question, what exactly are the optional pieces for and what do you lose of you chose not to do the optional steps? I am referring to what is in the PDF not below. Thanks
    By mgomon, on August 9, 2017

  • you did a great job. i think we are going to replicate this for our kids.
    By Team Saefkow, on February 9, 2018

  • i just noticed your blueprints are not working :( can this be fixed?
    By Team Saefkow, on February 9, 2018
    • @Team Saefkow they have been fixed. Thanks for letting us know!
      By RYOBI NATION, on February 9, 2018
    • the link is gone :( and i cant get the picture for the material list to load. keeps saying error.
      By Team Saefkow, on February 11, 2018
    • Can you not see where it says "View Project PDF" under the project description?
      By RYOBI NATION, on February 12, 2018
    • im sorry it was my browser, was not letting me open the PDF. thanks for replying to quickly.
      By Team Saefkow, on February 13, 2018
    • Glad you got it figured out!
      By RYOBI NATION, on February 13, 2018

  • I want to add that I did this nearly the same as pictured above and I am not a carpenter, just handy :-) It came out awesome! I'd post pics but not allowed with comments.
    By mgomon, on February 9, 2018
    • Awesome! You can always upload your own project if you'd like to show the RYOBI Nation community!
      By RYOBI NATION, on February 9, 2018

  • Help me out here...I am not seeing where all 11 4x4s will be used?  I am only counting 6.  I am having my fence put in and was hoping to have them actually set the posts into the ground to make it extra sturdy.  Is that overkill?
    By EbbaRobb, on April 24, 2018
    • Even though it's two years too late, to clarify for anyone else who may have the same question - the materials list includes what's needed for the playhouse AND swing set:  6 4x4x8s are used for the clubhouse/playhouse, 4 4x4x8s and 1 4x4x10 are used for the swing set.
      By krashtd78, on May 31, 2020

  • Does anyone know the height of the entire set? Ground to peak. Trying to find a set that is 10ft tall or less because of a crazy HOA rule.
    By Ddrake0005, on July 6, 2018

  • Thanks for sharing the design, I am putting the finishing touches on one in my back yard.  I had one lesson learned to add and a couple of mods that went well.  For the lesson learned, be mindful of your carriage bolt placement. A few steps after making the frame you will need to install the floor.  Four of my bolts partially interfered with the floor boards, I ended up notching the floor boards.  Other than that, you can add an additional 2X4 to the floor, it helps keep rain out of the bottom.  At the kids request, I added a floor to the bottom and enclosed the rear of the structure with a wall.  Finally, I opted for a corrugated metal roof.
    By DoctorNoGo, on September 30, 2018

  • Can you tell me where you bought the 1 hour DIY swing kit?
    By user_richter_1286755, on November 8, 2019
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  • Отличная идея!!! Большое спасибо!!!!!!!!!!
    By Vladimir, on August 23, 2015

  • on my 2Do list now ... tysm
    By uWishuCould, on October 5, 2015
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  • Love the island! I downloaded the plans for it - thanks so much. I've been looking for the link to win the compound saw. I'd love to win it, but not sure what to do to get on the list.
    By Heatheranne, on May 9, 2015
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  • I tried to check out the lock and hinge installation kits but when I click on them, it goes to Error 404. Since this is my first time at your Ryobi site, I am not too impressed.
    By oldcutter, on January 9, 2016
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  • Great tutorial Ana! I'm needing to do this for an entertainment center and I got some great ideas for the drawers from your project. Thanks! - Pete
    By DIY PETE, on May 2, 2015

  • Thanks Anna, this is really helpful. Will probably use it in my kitchen.
    By dksheldon, on May 8, 2015

  • well I did this a few years ago, my wife really love's it. I got my slide's very cheap at I also made a pull out draw for her spice's. using my Ryobi tools it was so easy to do
    By silverdollar89, on May 30, 2015

  • Can't wait to do this project!!
    By kdiliberto, on June 4, 2015

  • Ana I have done something similar to a portable island in my kitchen. You did a fantastic job. your projects are very economical and give the high end results C
    By maga, on June 29, 2015

  • Oh my goodness, I can't wait to do this!
    By cnoher0, on December 18, 2017

  • Ana, you are a life saver! Saved a ton with this easy to do project reusing original shelf! Thank you!
    By TeresaCA, on April 18, 2020
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