Our tubetinker Marie-Claude decided to build an outdoor couch with pipes and fittings. Because outdoor living is becoming increasingly popular and because the results were so great, we thought we’d share the plans with you so you can try it out and customize it as you like!
- Use the color of tubes that will best fit your outdoor set-up
- Make the couch bigger or smaller, depending on the space you have
- Choose the cushions yourself
1. The parts you’ll need
Here’s the list of the parts you’ll need to build the outdoor couch. Adjust the tubes and fittings depending on how you want to customize it!
What you’ll need:
|9||1-1/16" x 92" Jet black steel pipe||PT-92-BK||Buy now|
|60||Standard joint set bolt black||M6-25B||Buy now|
|2||Pipe end cap plastic||AP-ICAP||Buy now|
|4||4" Swivel caster kit||W-4PSB-KIT||Buy now|
|4||3 way cross joint bk||H-4||Buy now|
|40||T-connector single joint bk||H-1||Buy now|
|6||Upper clamp joint bk||H-15||Buy now|
|6||HJ-15 joint set bolt black||M6-12B||Buy now|
|16||90° Elbow joint bk||H-90||Buy now|
|66||Joint set nut black||M6-N||Buy now|
|1||1/2" Screw for accessories zinc-box of 100||FA-S81/2||Buy now|
|16||lntersection joint bk||H-7||Buy now|
|2||Inner corner joint bk||H-2||Buy now|
|2||Outer corner joint bk||H-3K||Buy now|
|6||Lower clamp joint bk||H-16||Buy now|
- Outdoor cushions of your choice (buy on ikea.com)
2. The cut list
Now that you have gathered all the parts, you’ll need to cut the pipes. Here is the cut list to build a 51 1/2” X 37 1/4” outdoor couch:
|Qty.||Length (inch)||Length (centimeter)|
|2||47 3/8”||120.33 cm|
|2||44 ¼”||112.4 cm|
|2||40 7/8”||103.82 cm|
|2||24 3/16”||61.44 cm|
|4||21 7/8”||55.56 cm|
|4||20 ¾”||52.71 cm|
|4||18 7/8”||47.94 cm|
|4||16 ½”||41.91 cm|
|3||11 13/16”||30 cm|
If you don’t already have a pipe cutter, get one from our shop here. You’ll need it to cut the pipes and for your next DIY projects.
3. The build (the fun part)
Now that all the pipes are cut, it’s time to start building your outdoor couch!
The tinktube joint sets are assembled with bolts that require one of the following tools -you might already have this at home-:
4. Place the outdoor cushions of your choice
The beauty of tinktube is that you can customize your projects according to your own preferences! To complete your outdoor couch, you’ll need to choose outdoor cushions to cover the structure. Marie-Claude bought hers at Ikea:
5. Enjoy your new outdoor couch
Endless possibilities are available to you with your new outdoor couch. Discover how Marie-Claude transformed her terrace into an urban gardening space here.
Adapt this project with the tinkpad!
Draw your project with this free printable tool which includes an isometric grid and our best tips to get started.