Outdoor sofa Yelmo XL, built by our customers with this manual
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Furniture plan outdoor sofa Yelmo XL
The furniture plan of lounge sofa Yelmo XL describes a three-seat sofa, a two-seat sofa and a small table. They can all be linked together, but can also stand alone. From the work plan, diagrams and cutting list you can quite easily come up with other variations, e.g. a one-seater instead of a two-seater, mirroring, etc.
The size of the seat cushion is 65 x 65 cm, the back cushions measure 65 x ± 35 cm. Ikea has/had(?) lounge cushions in this size. Or you can make them yourself, or order them made to measure. You might find some producers on the internet.
As a material for this design outdoor furniture, we recommend plywood: for example, birch or pine 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 make the design as beautiful as possible. For this lounge sofa, we have taken particular account of a few 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. We also describe how to make connections with dowels in some places, so you do not need screws at all. 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. Outdoor corner sofa Yelmo XL 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. Outdoor 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.