Garden Sofa-building instructions


Garden Sofa-building instructions: strips

We have one for you multifunctional garden couch which can do much more than just seating. If you use one or more backrests, you can create many different seat and lying variants. Particularly offset stanchions result in a very nice and communicative seating position. Up to four backrests can be used simultaneously on the bench. For the legs of the bench we used stainless steel. On the one hand this has aesthetic reasons, on the other hand it has the advantage that the legs are not due to Moisture or vermin rotting.

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The bank itself is made of larch wood; all strips have the same cross-section. The connections between metal and wood are made of water-resistant wooden plugs (8 x 50, oak or Sipo). For some steps, helping hands are an advantage. Also, you need a little patience to build your personal bank piece by piece.

material list

Garden Sofa-building instructions: instructions

Tool

  • hacksaw
  • file
  • corner
  • Iron drill 5 and 8 mm
  • To force
  • Wood drill 4 and 8 mm
  • hammer
  • crowbar
  • Hand or table saw
  • Cordless Screwdriver
  • Random Orbit Sander

1st step: trim strips

Garden Sofa-building instructions: instructions

All bars of the bank will be with one Hand or table saw tailored to the dimensions specified in the material list. If you use a circular saw with a guide rail, you can clamp several strips together with a clamp and saw together. The square tubes made of stainless steel cut with an angle grinder or a metal saw to the right size.

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Then deburr the cut edges with a file. Cut wooden slats inside in that stainless steel profile beware, on the table saw. These wooden strips are glued with PU adhesive (polyurethane) in the stainless steel tube. When gluing, place a plastic cap on the bottom of the tube.

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After the glue has dried, cut off the protruding wooden strip on the top with a hand saw. With a Hand sanding block then grind the bar completely upright with the stainless steel flush.

Step 2: Mark holes and drill

Garden Sofa-building instructions: strips

Mark the individual frame parts with the carpenter triangle. This allows you to easily assign each piece to its exact position at the end.

In the stainless steel legs 10 mm holes are drilled for the dowels. For this, the dowel holes are marked and pre-grained.

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First you drill with a 5 mm drill, then the actual hole is drilled with an 8 mm drill bit. To make the holes as vertical as possible, you can either use a Drill stand or a dowel template use.

Deburr the drill holes in stainless steel with a countersink. With the help of dowel tips, which are inserted into the holes, the positions of the holes are transferred to the so-called. Sides (Pos. 3 and 4).

Garden Sofa-building instructions: instructions

Drill the holes for the dowels on the markings made in the wood. Use a wood drill with centering tip and a depth stop. Again, it makes sense to use a dowel template again.

3rd step: screw down the base frame and glue it together

Garden Sofa-building instructions: instructions

Drill the dowel holes for the connection between the lower frames (item 3) and the longitudinal rods (item 5). To do this, first draw the position of the holes and the Striving on the sides and drill the holes with a wood drill with depth stop. Then these holes are transferred with the help of dowel tips on the longitudinal struts.

Garden Sofa-building instructions: instructions

Drill the holes in the crossbar of the struts. The holes for the connections between the longitudinal and transverse struts (items 5 and 6) are made in the same way. Round or chamfer the wood edges (edge ​​trimmer or hand sanding block). The adhesive resin is mixed in the ratio 2: 1 (resin: hardener), but at first only so much that you can glue one of the two sides of the bank.

Garden Sofa-building instructions: strips

The glue is only in the Holes in the crossbar given. Then hammer in the dowels to the bottom of the hole. Put glue in the holes of the legs and put everything together. With clamps, the items are clamped. Check that everything is at right angles to each other and correct by moving the clamp.

4th step: bonding

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Glue the second side part and struts (items 5 and 6) together in the same way. If the glue is the individual parts is cured, all modules are glued together.

Place a rectangular plate that is the same size or slightly larger than the bench.

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Before attaching the clamps, align the frame with the edge of the plate and clamp it firmly. If you do not have long clamps, you can use two clamps in the middle together (see picture no. 4.2).

Garden Sofa-building instructions: garden

The excess glue comes with a sharp crowbar and some acetone (rag) removed.

If an adhesive haze remains on the stainless steel, it can be removed with fine steel wool.

5th step: seat

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Both the strips for the seat (item 8) as well as the support bar (item 7) underneath are rounded or chamfered all around. Tighten all strips for the seat and place a support strip flush on one side.

The supernatant of the bar is measured and divided by the number of bars minus a bar. This will give you the exact distance measure.

Garden Sofa-building instructions: strips

On the table saw, cut two slats of exactly this size. Measure these spacer slats with the caliper gauge.

Again, use a rectangular base (old room door) and clamp the first strip on the long edge.

Garden Sofa-building instructions: strips

The other strips are put on the first and aligned. Draw at an angle where the support strips are tightened.

Step 6: Screw fitting of frame and seat

Garden Sofa-building instructions: garden

Drill the screw holes (for Spax 4 x 45) for the attachment of the first and the last strip in the support strip and tighten the strips.

Place the spacer slats in between and drill the screw hole to attach the next strip. After drilling, tighten the strip.

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It is helpful if you use a second cordless screwdriver or a drill. When the seat is bolted, it is placed on the frame and aligned.

Mark the positions of the holes for the fixing screws on the frame and drill them.

Garden Sofa-building instructions: holes

Screw the frame and seat together (Spax 4 x 70). Now disassemble the bench into the frame and seating area and grind rough areas using an orbital sander.

Before the surface treatment, mask the stainless steel pipes with masking tape, which saves unnecessary cleaning work.

7th step: Backrest

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The strips for the backrests are cut diagonally on the underside (20 degrees). The strips are connected to each other with slotted spacer blocks.

First, always glue a spacer block and a strip. Since the adhesive surfaces are relatively large, no connectors or screws are needed.

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A stop is helpful to prevent slippage of the blocks on the last. For gluing the individual angles, which later form the backrest, a simple template is made.

This consists of a base plate, on which one marks the shape of the backrest parts.

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At each of the two outer sides and on the underside there are stop strips. The cutout on the left edge is there to better fix the ferrule.

For bonding, a very fast, water-resistant PU adhesive (Ponal X-PERT Turbo Adhesive) is used to avoid prolonged maintenance.

Step 8: Finish the garden couch

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Glue the strips together. Make sure that the edges touch the stops. Once all triangles are solid, they are glued to the backrest. Align the first triangle at right angles to a table edge and clamp it tight. Gradually glue the individual triangles together.

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Four 15 mm holes are drilled down the backrest (drilling depth 10 mm). Stainless steel or aluminum tubes are glued into these holes.

Insert a matching wooden round rod into these aluminum tubes. Cut the wood aluminum tubes to the specified size and glue them into the holes. The tubes should be as straight as possible.

Garden Sofa-building instructions: instructions

In the bottom of the Wood-Aluminum Pipes drill holes (5 mm) and screw (Spax 5 x 70) the securing blocks against it. In order to make it easier to turn the blocks, a washer is placed between the sleeve and the block. The side clamps prevent the screw from splitting the wood. Remove all adhesive residues and Paint your garden couch with water-resistant oil or a glaze.

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Courtesy of Festool.

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