DIY furniture always looks unique. They match your taste and give the whole ambience a personal touch. Self-made furniture brings so many benefits. In the first place self-built pieces of furniture really cost little money. You therefore do not need to waste your budget on expensive furniture. Build your furniture yourself! With the DIY pieces of furniture, you will receive a unique and at the same time favorable facility. Because home-made furniture is sustainable and robust. Do not you mean it? Here comes the question: What can you build yourself? And the answer: What can not you do? With the right tools and materials, a little patience and of course a good guide, you can do it easily. You need a new sofa for the living room? On the market there are sofas of all sizes, shapes and colors to buy. But if you have a little craftsmanship and handwork is fun, then you would certainly welcome our proposal. Create a cozy atmosphere by building your new sofa yourself! Since there is hardly an apartment without a sofa, right? The instructions can be found below!

Build your own sofa for relaxed hours at home!

Put on the individual and cheap furnishings!

To build a beautiful and comfortable sofa yourself, you need the following materials and tools:

1 wooden board: 200 x 25 x 3 cm;

2 wooden boards: 80 x 25 x 3 cm;

1 wooden plate: 200 x 80 x 3 cm;

2 wooden strips: 180 x 3 x 3 cm;

2 wooden slats: 60 x 3 x 3 cm;

8 wooden strips: 30 x 5 x 3 cm;

8 wooden strips: 25 x 5 x 3 cm;

8 wooden strips: 20 x 5 x 3 cm;

8 wooden strips: 15 x 5 x 3 cm;

8 wooden strips: 10 x 5 x 3 cm;

1 wooden plate: 194 x 74 x 2 cm;

Mattress or foam (according to taste);

cordless screwdriver;

Drilling machine;


Wooden dowels;

wood glue;


How can you build a unique sofa yourself?

Required materials …

… and tools

How to build a fancy sofa yourself is presented in the following lightweight construction manual:

First make legs! For this you need 5 x 3 cm thick wooden slats. Assemble each leg in total from 10 strips! Then glue together a 30 cm, 25 cm, 20 cm, 15 cm and a 10 cm long strip, so that the strips are flush with the undersides and thus create a staircase. Glue two of these stairs together! To do this, connect leg sides at right angles to each other on the two longest strips!

Prepare timbers for the side panels! Cut wooden boards! This is how the side of the sofa emerges. The 200 cm and two 80 cm long wooden boards get stepped cutouts. Make sure that the boards are 5 cm wide and 5 cm high so that they can be placed on the legs later. The 200 x 80 cm large wooden panel receives the same stepped cut-outs at the lower edge. Depending on the taste, shape the top with step-like cutouts. Then smooth edges with sandpaper!

Now assemble the sofa! Drill dowel holes! For this purpose, each leg should receive a dowel hole centered on the top of each bar, which is filled with wood glue and equipped with a wooden dowel.

Then also equip side panels and rear wall with dowel holes! Then apply wood glue to the bonding surfaces of the individual parts! Put legs together with the sides and the back wall!

Mount the seat of the sofa! Screw the two 180 cm and the two 60 cm long wooden slats inside into the sofa stand!

Screw on the strips the remaining wooden plate!

Now insert the mattress!

Your new sofa is ready! Does not it look nice? Depending on your taste, you can paint it with a paint or decorate it with pillows.

Step by step to your new, comfortable sofa!

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A self-made sofa is more than a simple piece of furniture. It serves your well-being and relaxation, and invites you to enjoy the evening in comfort! If you are looking for more ideas for home-made sofas, have a look at our suggestions in the gallery below!

Inspiration in the do-it-yourself variant: Build your own sofa!

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