Outdoor Daybed

Canopy Hack

Relaxing never looked or felt so good. The daybed fits a twin mattress pad and has built-in magazine and bookracks on the sides. The design features notched legs and strong joints that make for a sturdy piece of furniture that will last.

Start with the construction of the legs, then move on to the platform and its decking. Then finish the assembly by laying up the side, back, and top planks.

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COST:

TIME: 13 Hrs

SKILL:

Materials

  • (2) 4 x 4 x 8' YellaWood® brand pressure treated pine
  • (6) 2 x 4 x 8' YellaWood® brand pressure treated pine
  • (22) 1 x 4 x 8' YellaWood® brand pressure treated pine
  • (200) 3" galvanized deck screws
  • (200) 1 5/8" galvanized deck screws
  • Waterproof wood glue

Cut List

Tools

  • Miter, hand, or circular saw
  • Drill/driver
  • 1/8" countersink drill bit
  • Measuring tape
  • Table saw
  • Clamps
  • Damp rag to wipe up excess glue
  • Dado blade
  • Mallet
  • Carpenter framing square

Canopy Hack

Hack Materials

  • (2) 2 x 4 x 8' YellaWood® brand pressure treated pine
  • (2) 1 x 4 x 10' YellaWood® brand pressure treated pine
  • (8) 1 x 4 x 8' YellaWood® brand pressure treated pine
  • 1 5/8" wood screws ~ 1/2 lb. box
  • 2" wood screws ~ 1/2 lb. box
  • 2 1/2" wood screws ~ 1/2 lb. box
  • Preferred wood finish

Hack Tools

  • Pencil 
  • Measuring tape
  • Miter saw (or chop saw) 
  • Combination countersink bit (with 2" long 1/8" bit)
  • Drill/driver
  • Radial sander (or sanding block)
  • Waterproof wood glue (optional)
  • Damp cloth (optional)