DIY Sectional Couch – The Plywood Puzzle

A large portion of the DIY Sectional Couch project involves the use of 3/4 inch plywood. Do to the size of the pieces I’ll need to cut from the plywood, my preliminary materials estimate shows I will need three sheets of 3/4 inch plywood. My problem with this estimate is the amount of leftover scrap plywood. I try to keep my waste and costs down on my projects. Keeping this in mind, there has to be a way to condense this project to two sheets of plywood. So, I set out to find a solution to the plywood puzzle.

I began playing with different configurations and this is what I came up with:

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I quickly realized the only way I can make two sheets of plywood work for this project is to cut the couch back, chaise back and chaise side panel in half. When it comes time to incorporate them into the project, I’ll join the pieces together using pocket holes, glue and pocket hole screws.

This should work, and the research I’ve done supports my theory. So, for the sake of green construction, I’m going to give this a try!




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