DIY ottoman for a sectional sofa

We've already made a single-arm sofa and a corner unit for our outdoor corner sofa, and today I'm going to show you how to make the easiest and easiest of them all: a DIY ottoman.

If you're new here, you can read about my patio design and outdoor sectional sofa here.

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DIY outdoor sectional sofa from 2x4s

How to make a DIY ottoman for a modular sofa

Step 1 – Cut and assemble the sides

In this step we need to make two identical sides for the ottoman.

Below are the instructions for one side:

Cut two 2×4″ to 12″, one to 21″ and the other to 24″.

Connect them together using the pocket holes. Use wood glue and make sure it is square when assembling.

Step 2 – Connect the sides

Cut two 2×4″ to 27 ½” and attach them to the sides with Kreg jig pocket holes. As always, use wood glue to glue them together.

Step 3 – Add brackets for the slats

Cut two 2×2″s to 21″ and attach them to the sides with wood glue and screws.

Step 4 – Add the slats

Position the slats and secure with screws. I used 2×3″ on the slats and covered the entire ottoman, but you can leave the same distance as on the single arm sofa and corner unit. It's up to you.

To see dimensions, cut list and lumber list Printable PDF plan from my shop.

xoxo,

April

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