Ever wondered what would be a new and fun fit for your living room? Forget about the typical sofas, loveseats, or couches, and try oval loveseats! Yep, you heard that right; we will be showing you how to make an oval loveseat for your space.
What is a Loveseat?
A loveseat is a piece of seating designed for two people that resembles a tiny sofa. It resembles a little couch, and they designed it to accommodate two people comfortably. They are perfect for small spaces that do not have enough room for a large sofa but still require seats.
Loveseats can also be used to complement more oversized sofas. Some people, for example, utilize them to give extra sitting in their bedrooms. Loveseats are two-person chairs that resemble small couches.
How to Make an Oval Loveseat?
Building the Loveseat’s Frame
With a circular saw, cut two pieces of 34-inch-thick plywood to 3 ½ feet long and 3 ½ feet broad. Next, cut eight 10-inch-long pieces of 2-by-4, one sheet of 34-inch-thick plywood, 11 feet long by 11½ inches wide. Using a compass and pencil, draw a three 1/2-foot-diameter circle on each three 1/2-foot-square plywood sheet.
To make two circular pieces of plywood, cut along the pencil lines on both sheets using a hacksaw or reciprocating saw. Place one circle on the ground flat. Place the eight 2-by-4 pieces on the circle so that the compass points are 10 inches above the ground.
With a pencil, mark the location of each 2-by-4 piece. Next, screw the 2-by-4 pieces to the circular, countersinking one screw in each junction with a hammer and screwdriver drill. To construct the sofa’s base, attach the second oval to the opposite end of the 2-by-4 pieces.
In the process, you can use countersunk 1-inch-long screws. Cut one sheet of 34-inch-thick plywood with a circular saw to 3 ½ feet long and one ¾ foot broad. Cut four 11-inch-long 2-by-4 pieces.
Cut one piece of 34-inch-thick plywood into five 1/2-foot-long by 11 3/4-inch-wide rectangles. One sheet 34-inch-thick plywood, 4 foot 8 1/2 inches long and 11 3/4 inches broad. Using a pencil and compass, draw a semicircle with a diameter of 3½ feet on the 3 12 by 1¾ page.
On the same side of the page, draw a second semicircle with a diameter of 3 feet. Make a 6-inch-wide curve of plywood, cut along both pencil lines with a hacksaw or reciprocating saw. Using countersunk 1-inch screws, fasten a 2-by-4 piece 1 inch from either end of the curve at right angles.
In the same way, screw the other two 2-by-4 pieces to the curve equidistant to the end 2-by-4 pieces. Next, use countersunk 1-inch screws to secure the opposite end of the 2-by-4 parts to the edge of the panels. Next, cut two 11 3/4-inch-long by 6-inch-wide pieces of 34-inch-thick plywood.
Screw one piece to either end of the back support to finish it off. Then, using a chop saw, make a 12-inch-deep, 11-inch-long cut every 2 inches down one side of the 11-by-11-inch sheet. Glue each cut in the sheet with wood glue.
Bend the sheet around the couch base so that the cuts face in. Using a hammer and 1-inch long nails, attach the sheet to the foundation. Make a 12-inch-deep, 11-34-inch-long cut every 2 inches down one side of the 4-foot-8 12-inch-long sheet using the chop saw.
Glue the cuts together using wood glue. Bend the sheet around the back support’s front curve, with the reductions pointing outward. Nail the plywood sheet to the rear backing using the top plywood curve and four 2-by-4 supports.
Make a 12-inch-deep, 11-34-inch-long cut every 2 inches down one side of the five 12-foot-long sheets using the chop saw. Glue each cut with wood glue. Bend the sheet around the back to support the outside curve, with the reductions face the support.
Finish it off by putting them together. Nail the sheet to the plywood curve on top of the back support and the 2-by-4 pieces inside the arc. It now serves as our loveseat’s frame.
Applying the Upholstery
Cut an 11-foot length of upholstery, spray the spray mount around the exterior of the sofa’s curvature. Next, roll the upholstery around the couch so that the two ends meet in the center of the back. While the spray mount dries, hold the upholstery in place so that it adheres to the plywood.
On either side of the backrest, draw a line from the top of the upholstery to the plywood seat’s top. Remove the extra material by cutting along the top of the front seat. Spray the raw plywood on the top and front of the backrest with a spray mount.
Fold the extra upholstery onto the backrest, trimming any excess on each side. While the adhesive cures, hold the upholstery in place. Draw a three 1/2-foot-diameter circle on the back of a piece of upholstery. Then, cut off the circle.
Spray the raw plywood on the couch seat with a spray mount. Place the upholstery circle on the couch seat and trim the excess with scissors. Keep the upholstery in place while the adhesive cures.
With these easy steps on how to make an oval loveseat, you’ll surely add a new dimension to your space. Just be careful with building the frame since this is the foundation of your oval loveseat. You can add different designs, colors, or fabrics to your loveseat to give it your touch.