Free up room in your kitchen area and add seating with a personalized banquette corner bench that you can construct to fit your room. It can even add storage if you need that!
Other wonderful kitchen area thoughts that are a wonderful addition to this banquette corner bench: a rustic bench, add a developed-in breakfast bar, or add a faux brick backsplash.
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Construct a Custom Corner Banquette Bench
by Chelsea the Pinterior Designer
We have a larger sized kitchen area, which I’m not complaining about, there is just a good deal of open up room and our hand-me-down table was on the lookout a tiny lonely. I arrived up with the genius thought to construct our have banquette to fit into our room properly.
We went to Lowe’s to obtain our provides. We weren’t a hundred% positive what all we essential, but made the decision we’d just continue to keep on the lookout until we figured the venture out. I consider which is the mystery to this entire Do-it-yourself issue. We’ve acknowledged that we’re not gurus and that we will most probably operate into difficulties along the way. Retaining that viewpoint in intellect can help us accept the fact that we will mess up and our projects won’t constantly appear to be perfect at to start with, but not to give up. We remaining Lowe’s with a car or truck total of provides
Listing of provides and tools:
- 2 sheets of plywood (we experienced Lowe’s rip the boards in 50 % so we could fit it in the car or truck)
- one sheet of veneer plywood to use for the front of the bench
- 2 – one x ten x 8 boards (for the best of the bench)
- ten – 2 x 3 studs for the body
- 8 – one x 3s for the trim and supporting the headboard
- Steel brackets + nuts and bolts to attach the headboard
- Power Sander (or just sand paper)
- Miter Observed Nail Gun + Air Compressor (we wish we experienced a end nailer for this venture though)
- Round Observed
The to start with action was to clear away the baseboard and construct the body. If you can construct a box, then congratulations! You can do this venture!
Use a miter observed to cut your 2 x 3s to the suitable measurements. We cut our boards to a duration of 76 inches very long and the width of the help items had been seventeen.5 inches. If we could redo the banquette, I would have performed this part in a different way! I am the literal worst at measuring. We need to have built the help items only 15 inches very long because our banquette is a tiny as well tall as soon as you add the one x 10s and the cushion. You acquire some, you shed some.
Simply because we didn’t have the suitable tools, we built way additional perform for ourselves. So frustrating. Just about every time we connected 2 x 3s alongside one another, we held them in put with a brad nail, then went again with the drill and secured them with 3.5 inch wooden screws. We experienced a end nailer in our cart at Lowe’s but made the decision not to pull the bring about (pun meant) on the buy. Right after hrs of drilling, we had been kicking ourselves for not biting the bullet and just purchasing it.
As soon as the to start with body was developed, we recurring it for the other side of the banquette, but only built the duration 70 inches very long to fit in the room we experienced. The following action was attach the 2 frames alongside one another with the wooden screws.
From there, we additional the front of the bench which was a veneer board. Reduce the board making use of a circular observed and attach it to the front making use of a brad nail gun. Considering the fact that the veneer is so skinny, which is all it wants to stay in put. We made the decision not to end the again side of the banquette because no one would ever see it. Why do further perform for no rationale?!
Subsequent up was including the trim. I wished to continue to keep the trim modern and coordinate with the board and batten we have in our eating space. We cut the one x 3’s making use of the miter observed and connected making use of the nail gun only. Initial, we additional the exterior border of the trim, then we went again and additional the vertical items which had been 12 and six/8 very long. The finish items had been 14 inches across by eighteen inches very long.
Subsequent up, we connected the headboards which had been also personalized-built. I scoured Pinterest for inspiration and ended up with a belgrave shaped layout. I drew my layout on a piece of poster board and traced it on every single side. Using the circular observed, we cut out the sample. The headboards dimensions are 76 x 25 and 70 x 25.
Then, I adhered one.5 inch foam from Joann’s with spray adhesive. Protect the total headboard with batting and attach with a staple gun.
Then, upholster the headboard with cloth. I utilized a faux vinyl-like clearance cloth from Joann’s that price tag about $12 for every lawn. I bought 4 yards just to be safe and I have loads remaining above. This was one of my to start with moments striving to upholster anything at all and there was a ton of trial and error included. Brooke, from All Issues Thrifty, has a ton of wonderful tutorials so I wouldn’t have been equipped to comprehensive this venture if it wasn’t for her wonderful instructions.
To attach the headboard we utilized two different procedures. For the remaining bench, we utilized steel brackets that we bought from Lowe’s. We chose the brackets because the bench essential to sit flush against the wall and this authorized there to be nearly no gap in between the bench and the wall.
Ahead of upholstering the headboard, Nate drilled a hole for the bolt, trapped it via, and screwed the nut on to continue to keep it in put. As soon as it was time to attach the headboard, we simply eradicated the nut, slide the bolt into the steel bracket which we connected to the bench, and screwed the nut again on. Sorry I do not have any photographs of this part.
For the suitable bench, we concerned about the window suitable guiding the headboard. We didn’t want everyone to accidentally split the window by leaning as well difficult into it. To add additional balance, we connected 3 one x 3s to the base of the bench. We then screwed the 2 x 3s into the headboard making use of the exact same wooden screws as the body.
Subsequent, cut and attach the one x 10s to the best of the bench body with wooden screws.
From there, it was just ending perform! We sanded down all of the trim items to make them glimpse related. I caulked all of the seams, spackled then sanded nail and screw holes, and then organized to paint.
I painted the bench Ultra White by Valspar in semi-gloss which is what I use on all the trim in our home. I experienced to be tremendous very careful close to the headboard and I definitely wished I would have painted it right before I connected the whiteboards.
To develop the bench, I utilized the exact same procedure as the headboard. I cut a piece of plywood making use of the circular observed, connected 3 inch foam making use of spray adhesive, protected the entire issue with batting and stapled it down making use of a staple gun, and last but not least protected it with black cloth. I simply cannot remember the identify of the cloth, but it was just a standard black cotton that price tag significantly less than $5 a lawn. I chose simple black and white colours because I wished to have a clean backdrop to pair with holiday table settings and patterned pillows. I wished to be equipped to accessorize the table any way I wished without the need of owning to fret about matching the banquette.
The venture took us one weekend to comprehensive with loads of breaks in in between. There was certainly a understanding curve included + WAY as well a lot of excursions again to Lowe’s, Joann’s, and A.C. Moore to choose up further provides. Ideally this tutorial will assistance spare you some of the difficulties we encountered along the way.
The total price tag was about $250, which we had been pretty delighted with because when you consider about it, we now have a piece of furnishings that matches properly, maximizes the room we have, and functions properly with our layout fashion. I’d get in touch with that a acquire!
Right after you construct a banquette corner bench, you may want a new eating table to construct or acquire. Not positive what height to construct your bench, we have received recommendations for acquiring the suitable height.
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Many thanks for currently being our visitor, Chelsea! Adore the banquette!
Hi. I’m Chelsea and I’m addicted to Do-it-yourself. Suitable now, I’m imagining you all responding with the cliché choral reaction of “Hi, Chelsea.” It’s genuine, though. I am addicted to Do-it-yourself and I’m not scared to say it. I produce a pretty new site called Pinterior Designer exactly where I share how to’s and stories about how I’m slowly but surely upgrading my builder standard home one venture at a time. However for my spouse, Nate, I Do-it-yourself on a whim so he’ll frequently arrive residence from a excursion or a very long working day of perform to coated counter tops or a repainted visitor space with a faux image body layout. I have uncovered that I simply cannot command the outrageous, so I’m just embracing it. I’m not really positive if he feels the exact same way…
At first posted one.3.2014 // Up-to-date 3.25.2020