Amanda

By Amanda

LifeBuzz Staff

He Couldn’t Afford A Sofa… So He Made This Cheap DIY Alternative.

I recently moved to a new city with no furniture, naively assuming that I'd be able to afford a couch right away. I'd always thought couches ran somewhere in the market of $200-$300, but much to the dismay of my heart, butt, and wallet, they're more like $600-$700 - and that's merely for something half-decent. I wish I had seen this awesome tutorial before committing myself to an expensive couch - the end result is actually nicer than most of the sofas on the market!

So, how did he do it?

The builder took weeks to meticulously plan the construction and design of this sofa, because he claimed he had never worked on a project so big. His only two goals were that the sofa be large enough to sleep on, and be modular so he could move it around.

The base and the back of the couch were made from studs that were eight feet long. He also used a circular saw to get his measurements precise.

Using this wood, he created a back frame.

He also created a base for his couch, which he reinforced for sturdiness.

To create a bouncy seat and back on top of the wood, he used webbing. Additionally, he utilized this webbing stretcher, which ensures that the webbing is laid flat and evenly.

Here's a closeup shot of the builder attaching the webbing with a staple gun.

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