In 2016 we teamed up with Jaime Costiglio from That’s My Letter on this easy to build DIY sofa and ottoman.
Most people have a family room or another designated space where they watch TV or play games. In my home, we have an open first floor with a section for more formal gatherings and a separate space for family time. In the formal space, we have a seating arrangement with lots of decorative pillows (because more pillows equals fancy, right?). The kids are not allowed to sit in this area. Conversely, in our casual family area, we have a battle-worn microfiber sectional that the kids are allowed to lounge and relax on. Let’s just say that the sectional has seen better days.
This couch is a point of contention between my husband and me. He hates this sofa with a passion. He wants to throw this sofa out and buy a new leather sectional. He argues that leather may cost more, but it won’t stain as easily from the kids spilling drinks on it. I, on the other hand, don’t want to buy a new sofa until the kids (both toddlers) are old enough to appreciate furniture. The struggle is real.
So when Jaime proposed a DIY sofa project for a playroom, I couldn’t say yes fast enough. This DIY sofa uses Rigid Tie® RTC2Z connectors, so it’s easy to build.
The connectors join 2×4 pieces of lumber in a 90° corner, allowing you to align your wood pieces quickly and accurately.
As Jaime writes, “I rather like the industrial look of hardware, and using the Simpson Strong-Tie® connectors makes building furniture not only foolproof but also extremely strong and durable. Those legs aren’t going to wobble one bit.” I couldn’t agree more.
Thanks, Jaime, for coming up with a DIY sofa plan that any family can use. This plan is designed for indoor use, so if you plan to build this sofa for an outdoor seating arrangement, be sure to try #9 x 1 ½” Strong-Drive® SD CONNECTOR Screws, which have a galvanized coating for exterior conditions.
I hope to build this piece soon to bring renewed peace and contentment to our family space.
What are you planning to build? Let us know in the comments below.