I got the base idea from Ana White’s outdoor couch and thought adding edge-glued would create a much more solid look.  After modifying the blueprints a bit to fit the edge-glued, I started off building the frame.

Added the edge-glued panels & sanded all the corners down,

and begin to apply some color.

Usually I’d go with a clear stain that shows more of the characteristics of the wood, but decided on an outdoor deck-stain to help last it through the Okanagan winters.

View Ana White’s couch