Cool corner sofa Yelmo, built by our customers with this manual
Click on the photos to see more examples of this home-made furniture, and to read the experiences of our customers. In this small video you will find an impression of how sofa YelmoXL can be made and used.
Build this elegant, stylish corner sofa yourself with our design plan
The manual for corner sofa Yelmo describes how to make a three-seater sofa, a two-seater sofa and a small table. They can all be joined together in various corner combinations, or possibly also free standing. From the design drawings and cutting list you could easily come up with other variations, such as a single-seater instead of the two-seater, and so on.
The dimensions of the seat cushions are 65 x 65 cm and the back cushions 65 x ± 35 cm. Ikea has ready-made cushions in these sizes. You could also make them yourself, or have them made for you (search online).
For wood for this furniture we advise using plywood: for example birch plywood, pine plywood or concrete shuttering plywood. You can also use old scaffold planks, but then you’ll have to make a few calculations and adjustments to account for the slightly different thickness. To cut the panels, we recommend the use of a circular saw. You can usually ask your wood supplier to do this for you.
We have naturally tried to design the nicest piece of furniture possible. For this corner sofa we have taken account of a number of specific things.
The furniture is easy to take apart, so that it can be stored away in the winter if necessary.
We have tried as far as possible to hide all screws. For screws that remain visible, you’ll find instructions on how to camouflage them. If you want to paint the sofa, you can neatly hide any remaining evidence of screws with help from some filler. In our furniture makers tips we describe how you can do this.
We always try to make our furniture as efficiently as possible from standard size sheet or board material. Corner sofa Yelmo (two-seater, three-seater and table) can be made from three standard 122 x 244 cm sheets.
Finally, the design takes account of the capabilities and limitations of a typical DIY’er and their tools. If you have a hand saw (and in some cases a jigsaw) and a drill and know how to handle them, then you should be able to make all of our furniture. If you have access to professional tools, then of course it will be even easier.
As you might have already seen in the photos of finished furniture, it’s really easy to make changes to the dimensions and/or design. The clear cutting list and design drawings help to give you the confidence to make any changes you like.
The manual / design plan and drawings
The downloadable manual is in the form of an A4 booklet for you to print out yourself. At the start you’ll find a list of necessities, such as the wood (board or sheet material), screws (size and quantity), glue and any other parts. Also listed are the tools that you will need and a cutting list with dimensions of all the parts that make up the piece of furniture. Corner sofa Yelmo also has a cutting plan, which shows the most optimal way to cut the individual pieces from standard sized boards.
Each furniture plan contains a number of relevant tips about choice of material, sawing, screws, glue, sanding, painting, varnishing, etc. When dowels are given as an alternative, there is also a detailed explanation so that you can get started with full confidence. Finally, there is a detailed step-by-step plan for the construction of the furniture, with clear diagrams and simple explanations.