Since the couch is one of the most important pieces of furniture in any living room or lounge spaces, often even the focal point of the room, we don’t really dare to think of it as a potential DIY project. Sometimes that’s a fair strategy but there are also plenty of cases when a self-made couch would fit perfectly into the decor. If you think that’s something you might be interested in trying, check these 10 projects we prepared for you.
First off, check out this awesome Zig Zag couch. It’s a very cool piece and it’s actually more than just a simple living room couch or sofa. It’s also a desk. It has a built-in counter along the back which lets you use it as a small desk or to display things on it, like planters, vases and terrariums. The frame is made of plywood and the cushions are covered in leather. You can do everything yourself from scratch. Check out homemade-modern to see how.
Since you’re basically building your own couch from scratch you get to decide the dimensions, shape and everything else. You can start by picking your mattress or couch cushions. Once you find a design and size you like, you can build the frame of the couch around it. Check out this simple design featured on HomeMadeModern on YouTube. Isn’t it just perfect?
How would like a DIY couch with a more open and airy frame, one which lets you store stuff in between the slits? That could potentially be super cool. You could customize the design in so many interesting ways. You can start by checking out this video tutorial published by HomeMadeModern on YouTube. You can adapt the design to the size you want and even adapt it so you can build a sectional instead.
Building a couch as opposed to buying one makes sense if it’s an outdoor couch we’re talking about. These things can be pretty expensive and a DIY version is a lot more affordable. In addition to that, a couch frame is actually not that complicated and once you have that in place it’s just a matter of adding some comfy cushions on top. Be sure to get the outdoor version with waterproof covers. You can count on HomeMadeModern to have a YouTube tutorial for this too so be sure to check it out.
You’re going to love how easy it is to build this modern plywood sofa features on HomeMadeModern. The frame is as simple as it can be. It’s made out of 3/4” plywood sheets and even the cushions are handmade using foam and leather. This seems like a cool piece for a breakfast nook or entryway.
In case you’re still having doubts about the advantages of a DIY couch compared to a store-bought one, stop for a second to consider the price difference. This comfy-looking couch featured in a tutorial from YouTube can be built for under $100. It’s a pretty cool deal, especially considering how many customization options you can choose from.
Right now you’re probably thinking DIY couches are pretty cool and affordable and all but what if you want one that expands, one which you can also use as a bed whenever needed? Well there’s no reason to take this design feature out of the equation just because it’s a DIY couch and not a professionally-built, store-bought one. You could make an expandable DIY couch or sofa yourself if you actually wanted to. Check out this YouTube tutorial to see how easy it is.
If you don’t want to built the entire frame out of wood, you also have the option of using steel tubing. This way you’ll be able to create an industrial-style couch with a simple and pretty look. You can still use wood for the base and that will add a lovely warm touch to the design. Reclaimed wood would give the couch even more character. This particular project featured on YouTube also features cushions made of recycled parts and materials.
Speaking of DIY couch projects that involve reclaimed and recycled materials, check out this pallet couch tutorial from YouTube. It shows how a small budget can go a long way if you know how to make the most of cheap and available parts and materials. Pallets, as you know, are incredibly versatile and often used in DIY furniture project so it doesn’t really come as a surprise that you can actually make a pallet couch. Anyway, check out the details and see how you too could add a new piece of furniture to your home without breaking the bank.
You know what else could be repurposed and turned into a couch? A bathtub. That sounds pretty crazy but, when you think about it, a tub actually has a lot of potential and already features a good shape and size that you can work with. Check out this awesome clawfoot bathtub couch featured on instructables. It’s one of the coolest things we’ve seen and we’ve seen a lot of crazy designs.