Deck-tional Inspirations: Getting Ideas for DIY Outdoor Sectionals to be placed on a beach house deck

Construct / Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

As I said in the previous post, my mom recently purchased a beach house. A deck is built atop the garage. The space measures around 25 feet by 15 feet. Such a large area would swallow up typical outdoor furniture such as adirondack chairs or garden style bistro sets. Outdoor seating that is bold, blocky and boisterous should command this space. Queue the outdoor sectional. Made in modular pieces, outdoor sectionals can be arranged and rearranged to create innumerable seating options, and when the time comes to change it, all you have to do is move a few sections around giving you a whole new look.

Outdoor sectionals are becoming more and more popular. The versatility and angular lines appeal to anyone looking to fill up their outdoor living space, BUT with this popularity comes a hefty price tag. With the CHEAPest selections starting at over eight hundred dollars, my DIY button was getting pushed! I plan to build the pieces that will make up my mom’s outdoor sectional myself.

With the treated wood drying in the barn, I figured I’d share a few of the DIY outdoor sectional plans that I used to create my plans. I hijacked Katie’s Pinterest account (no self respecting man should own a Pinterest account; a self respecting man should only use his lady’s account). Pinterest as many of you are well aware, is a great source of inspiration for any number of things. These are a few of the things I masculinely “pinned” to Katie’s wall. You can find detailed plans for each of the outdoor sectionals by clicking on the image.outdoor furn 1outdoor furn 4 outdoor furn 3 outdoor furn 2

I plan to pull a lot from the Ana White design, however, I will have plank skirting around the legs and on the back. This should give the piece a blockier appearance with plenty of eye pleasing horizontal lines. Continue to check back with us as I share progress pictures on Instagram (@newhavenmarket), and showcase a completed project here at