Introduction: Indestructible Kids Couch!
Create a totally Indestructible playroom couch. I've had futon metal bars bend, couches crack from kids playing and wrestling. This couch will finally do the job.
Step 1: Supplies Needed
2x4" boards - regular studs are fine
4x8' plywood sheets
FoamTouch Upholstery Foam Cushions, 6″ H x 30″ W x 72″ L, High Density (x2)
Stretch Cushion Cover Sofa Cushion w/ Elastic Bottom (x2)
(Length 60-70 in,width 20-27.5in, thickness 2-9in)
Step 2: Build Couch Frames
I've built 6'x2' wooden frames in an L shape to hold the bottom and back couch cushions.
The cushions will also rest as an L shape on the frame, the bottom of the L shape needs to be 6 inches longer to hold the bottom cushion plus the back cushion sitting behind it.
Step 3: Add Paneling and Feet
- cutting at an angle on the bottom edge attach 4 feet to the front of the couch, the back edge will rest directly on the floor.
Cut the 4x8' panels to apply them to the frame as a support for the 2 cushions.
Step 4: Test Foam Cushions, Wrap Them in the Sofa Covers
- make sure the cushions line up.
Note: the bottom panel will be 6 inches longer because the back cushion will reset behind the bottom cushion.
Wrap the cushions in the sofa covers.
Step 5: Paint Black to Finish the Design
Paint the visible parts of the design black to have it look much better.
[Optional] for added safety for kids, I've added a foam strip to the top of the couch back and wrapped it in black cloth, the cloth is stapled down to the wood to hold it in place.
Step 6: Finished!
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