All went well
Ton: “In the past few weeks I worked on making the lounge sofa. All went well, if I say so myself. In the attachment you will find some photos and other files.
The DIY plans and descriptions are very clear and very useful.
I have adapted the sizes to the cushions we bought at Ikea: 620×620 mm. For this, I copied the cutting list from the pdf file to a table in a word document (see attachment) and adjusted the dimensions. Tip: it might be useful to supply the cutting list as an excel file. Because we also wanted to design the ‘short’ leg of the sofa as a 1-seater, these sizes also had to be adjusted. This also had consequences for the cutting plan. I made a new saw plan by fitting the various parts in PowerPoint as separate “blocks” on a rectangle of 2440×1220 mm. Worked great! See the pptx file in the attachment.
I bought the wood (18mm birch plywood, class B / BB) from the Gamma. 91.25 euros per sheet of 244x122cm. Stainless steel screws. The sofa is finished with Rambo armor varnish (3 layers). Altogether, the bank cost approx. 400 euros. And together about 7 to 8 days of work J.
Cut the parts with a hand circular saw and used a saw ruler (went great!). Edges finished with a router.
This cutter also used to mill the slots in the seat (see photos). I thought these slots were necessary to prevent (much) water from remaining on the seat (the sofa is not under a canopy). “
Rob (furniture drawing): “ Thank you for your photos, detailed description and also useful tips for others . Very well done!