Small and Cute, HomeMade Modern DIY Sofa | Minimum Tools

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Introduction: Small and Cute, HomeMade Modern DIY Sofa | Minimum Tools

Hello!

This Instructable is how to make a DIY Modern Sofa. It is make from pine wood furniture boards and it can be made with just few worktools a saw, cordless drill, electric Stapler.

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Step 1:

Size of the sofa 150*75 см.

For the sofa base i used 2 old pine wood furniture boards (150*36 см). I connect them together with metal plates. My little dother helps me, so work goes faster and easier. It's always great to work with helper!

Tools that i used:

- Jananese Saw

- Screw driver

- Clamps

- Electric stapler

- Speed square

- Pocket Hole Jig

Step 2:

We connected pine boards together. Now it's time to glued foam rubber. I used 40mm thickness foam rubber. We applied two layers. I want to make corners little smoother, so i applied one layer of Cotton padding. I attached this with an electric stapler.

Step 3:

The next step was to attach the fabric to the base of the sofa. I alsow used an electric stapler.

Step 4:

From the bottom of the base, i decided to add some pine boards. In this way it will be more durable. I cut boards with japanese saw, then connect them together. I used my homemade pocket hole jig.

Step 5:

Now im making legs for sofa. i used pine boards 45*45mm. The will be 20 cm long. i also cut them with japanese saw. I think this is my favorite work tool!

To make legs with the same length, i connect them with clamps and sand with sandpaper. It's quite easy. This way your legs will be the same lenght.

Step 6:

Now i fixed legs to the sofa base. I fixed them with clamps. To connect legs between them together, i used pine boards 35*35mm. I fixed them with pocket holes and some glue.

As i don't have large clamps, i used steel wire and screwdriver. I fixed legs with such method, until glue dries.

I connect legs to the sofa base with metal corners. I applied two corners on each leg.

Step 7:

Almost done. I'm tired, so i decided to have a little rest :)

Step 8:

Well, lets go back to work :)

Now i need to make backs for sofa. I also used pine boards 160*40 cm length. I made 2 armrests 750*40 cm. And the back of the sofa 150*40 cm.

Step 9:

To avoid injury, I rounded the armrests. I used a coffee can for the template. I used a saw to cut off the excess and then sanded it with a sand paper.

Step 10:

Now i sand everythiung with sand paper, and finished with watco danish oil.

Step 11:

All i have to do, attached armrestm and back to the base of the sofa. I used clamps and screws.

Step 12:

Thats it! Sofa is ready! We bought lots of funny and cute pillows and decorate our sofa!
As you see, i used just a few tools. I think that almost everyone can make such sofa and you will not need lots of a proffesional tools.

I like result very much. Its small and cute, just as i planned:)

And how do you like it? I will be glad to hear you estimation!

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    LeslieGeee
    LeslieGeee

    2 years ago

    VERY WELL DONE!!!! Great design, clear easy instructions. I would add a component that most people do not know about. Well made sofas usually have 6-7 Legs for better support especially for the middle. 3 legs in front, 3 legs in back and sometimes you will see one in the middle under the seat of the sofa between the front and back middle legs. I know you want a streamlined look but the addition of the 2 or 3 other legs would not detract from that. :)

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    Polkilo
    Polkilo

    Reply 2 years ago

    Thank you so much. I know about additional legs. But i think that they are nassesory for large sofas and beds. I mean 2 m and longer. I made 1.5 m sofa. That's why I decided not to use 5 legs :) hope it will be ok;)) my weight only 65 kg. 😁

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    jeanniel1
    jeanniel1

    Reply 5 months ago

    Well, you can always add a 5th leg in the middle middle! Great design and helper!

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    Polkilo
    Polkilo

    Reply 10 days ago

    Thank you so much! )

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    amberlynn1510
    amberlynn1510

    Question 2 years ago on Introduction

    I love the design of your couch, thank you for sharing. I do have one question: how sturdy are the arms (the short sides) of the couch since you only used screws to attach them? Can you lean back on them the same way you can lean against the back?

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    Health-harvard_com
    Health-harvard_com

    2 years ago

    This Homemade modern DIY Sofa is looking very nice.

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    Polkilo
    Polkilo

    Reply 2 years ago

    Thanks a lot 😊🤝

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    GerryL13
    GerryL13

    2 years ago

    smart & simple! Thank you for sharing

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    Polkilo
    Polkilo

    Reply 2 years ago

    I'm glad you like it 😉 thank you 😊🤝

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    afeys
    afeys

    2 years ago

    Nice sofa, great instructions. I subscribed to your youtube channel, it seems you have some other nice projects there. :-)

    1
    Koralynny
    Koralynny

    2 years ago

    Nice looking couch, nice teamwork, and loved the clear instructions

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    Polkilo
    Polkilo

    Reply 2 years ago

    Thank you so much! We are glad that you like it 😉🤝👍🇧🇾

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    citygirl4life1988
    citygirl4life1988

    2 years ago

    Very unique looking couch. That would be put my office/play room. I would have to try it.

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    jessyratfink
    jessyratfink

    2 years ago

    I love it! Very sleek looking :)

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    Polkilo
    Polkilo

    Reply 2 years ago

    Thank you! :)