Here's a teaser.
The plans are from Ana-white and imitate the West Elm Wood Slat Sectional (click here). Click Here for the plans from Ana-White.
This project all started with a visit to Ikea believe it or not. We went to pick up a table and some chairs that I had found online. We purchased the square ÄPPLARÖ table. I was originally looking at the rectangular one, until I saw it in person. It was tiny!! But for only $20 more, we decided to go with the square table. We also picked up four of the corresponding folding chairs, that were surprisingly sturdy and comfortable (excuse the mess).
Eventually we'd like to purchase two of the benches that come in the set for two of the sides. While we were there, we also spotted this really nice looking sectional (in the same furniture series). But after doing a stability test, we decided that we didn't think the quality would last - especially for the price. So when I got home, I decided to look into the plans to build our own sectional. I have to say, Ana's plans were so easy to follow and I love the progress we've made so far. The stain color you see is Early American from Varathane. Right now there is only one coat of stain. I plan to apply a second coat, and then a weather resistant top coat. The plan was to find a color that coordinated with the new table and chairs.
For the cushions, we purchased these ones from Target (click here) and we plan to purchase the matching back pillows (they aren't in stock in our store). Here are some more shots of the progress.