I built this outdoor loveseat and daybed to help me more fully enjoy time in my backyard.
I had two goals: First, I was aware of the challenge of moving larger pieces of furniture, and I was limited to the space of my walk-in closet to craft it, so I designed it to be extremely lightweight, movable by one person, and exist in parts that pack down to 1/4 the volume of the assembled piece. Second, it encourages both social and individual activities; it has ample space for two to sit and an open end for a tray of food and drink, but also allows for someone 6'+ to stretch out and read or nap.
This piece was further influenced by my limitations in space, using solely hand tools, and lumber I could carry myself two blocks from the hardware store.
Made from cedar finished with tung oil, OTS cushions, and black-oxide hardware.
Below is a timelapse of the assembly process from its packed-up state:
After some basic sketches, I let the strict material limitations I had guide me through the detailing process in SolidWorks, and confirmed the look through renderings in Blender: