For $250 She Built This Modular Sectional Herself, And Now You Can Too (PLANS INCLUDED)

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Most of us would like ways to improve the comfort of our seating areas. Blogger Shanty2Chic has come up with a brilliant DIY for that very goal. Here, she demonstrates how to create seating that is not only comfortable, but can be conformed to any corner of your home. Grab your tools and get your DIY on!

Click here for free plans of this project (courtesy of Jay’s Custom Creations).


The first step is cutting wooden wooden planks for the project. She chose cedar for the wood. Cedar is great for avoiding rot.

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2×3 cuts need to be made for all the boxes necessary.

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Next, she drilled pocket holes in the appropriate places for screwing the planks together.

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Here, they are being connected with screws.

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Here is the view of the completed seat frame, which the legs are then attached to.

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Using 1/4” scraps of wood for spacers, the side lats can be attached quite easily.

Starting with the top slat allows them to be flush with the frame. Gorilla glue is a great way to get them set in place, and then they can be nailed in.

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Here, the side lats are completed, leaving a ½” gap between the last lat and the ground.

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The other sides are easy. Just line them up with the slats that are already in place.

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The top slats are finally set in place. A 3/4” spacer is used for measuring the gap between these particular slats.

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Now to start attaching the backrests.

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Here’s the frame for the backrest for the corner seat.

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The slats can be placed inside of the corner posts to finish off the backrests.

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A view of the finished corner piece. As you can guess, the other pieces just need one side for their backrests.

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Any cushions that fit the measurements will do. If you choose different sized cushions, you will need to make your seating to fit.

Once you have your cushions, it is advised to spray them down with something like “NeverWet” from Rust-Oleum. It prevents liquids from soaking into the fabric.

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Tada!

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There’s so many ways to work it! She purchased the cushions at Target and designed the seats to fit the cushions.

Total cost for this build: each base was $20-$25, the optional back rests were $10-$12 making this entire sectional with the ottoman/coffee table included – $225-$250!

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