Looking to re-purpose couch for roof patio, any ideas?

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Old 03-15-18, 11:59 PM
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Looking to re-purpose couch for roof patio, any ideas?

I have a faux leather couch that i currently have on the top of my roof patio I am looking for ways to re-purpose the couch so it can be used outside, it will be covered during rain and wet weather. I was thinking of a fabric that i could re-upholster that could with stand Seattle weather. I would also buy a cover for extra protection.

I have some pictures below. Looking for ideas on possible material i could use re-purpose sofa or if any other ideas out there i could use.

(if this is a lost cause, that is an acceptable answer!)
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Old 03-16-18, 12:02 AM
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It's not only what you re-cover it with.... it's what is the furniture constructed of.
No matter how well furniture is covered it always gets wet.
 
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Old 03-16-18, 05:57 AM
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Unless it's designed for outside use, it won't hold up.
 
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Old 03-16-18, 06:03 AM
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Cover what you have and use it as long as you want/can. Then throw it away. The sofa is not worth the cost of re-upholstering. When covering put something underneath the cover to prevent water from puddling as puddles will eventually seep through so you want the water to immediately run off.
 
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Old 03-16-18, 06:31 AM
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What you spend on re-upholstering would be better spent towards outdoor furniture.
 
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Old 03-16-18, 10:54 AM
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A marine grade Sunbrella or Vinyl would probably work but for the amount of fabric you'd need, it would be very pricey. You'd need a sewing machine that could handle it too, plus outdoor thread.
Agree with the others that buying an outdoor set would probably be cheaper and easier.
 
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Old 03-19-18, 12:37 PM
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Seattle weather is damp and rainy ten months a year and hot and dry the remaining two, unless it's changed since I lived there. Nothing designed to be inside will stand up to that.
 
 

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