I built this in the showroom of the handbag company where I am a designer. Space was limited, but with a lot of improvisation, I was able to make it work.
Step 1: Gather materials
Materials are given for the specific size and shape of the 'couch' that I built, and any variation will affect the supply needs.
3 sheets 1/4" 4' x 8' Lauan Plywood (wood type doesn't matter; I went with the cheapest option. In hindsight, I also would have used 1/2" thick; to prioritize strength rather than lighter weight.)
1 2"x4" x 96"
1 2"x4"x 92 1/2"
2 2"x4"x 75"
1 2"x4"x 56"
3 2"x3"x 16"
1 2"x4"x 15" (I did purchase & use additional 2"x4"s for reinforcement. If you start with the 1/2" plywood, you may decide this is unnecessary.)
3 pre-made Queen Anne French style chair legs (make sure that if you order online, you are sure about the height of the legs. the site I ordered from included the tenon height in the overall height -which none of the other websites had done: this is why some of the tenon is visible on ea leg.)
3 sheets of 4" x 40" x 72" foam
2 packages of 81" x 96" batting (as thick as possible)
7 yards poly/velvet fabric (I actually bought 8 and had a lot left over...)
1 package Crystal Upholstery buttons (24 to a pack- I used less)
spray mount adhesive
a couple yards of ribbon or string
staple gun & staples (the serious kind, not the office kind)
long piece of wire
electric turkey knife (cuts foam like butter!)
**I didn't get photos of all the supplies; but everything except the wood and fabric was purchased on Amazon. And I'm happy to take questions.