Free up house in your kitchen and add seating with a tailor made banquette corner bench that you can make to healthy your house. It can even add storage if you require that!
Other excellent kitchen suggestions that are a excellent addition to this banquette corner bench: a rustic bench, add a designed-in breakfast bar, or add a fake brick backsplash.
Banquette Bench Inspiration
On the lookout for additional banquette inspiration? Test out these banquette benches we love, and scroll down for the particulars of Chelsea’s banquette corner bench constructing.
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(furthermore seven additional guidelines for a common banquette bench from Remodelaholic)
Develop a Tailor made Corner Banquette Bench
by Chelsea the Pinterior Designer
We have a more substantial kitchen, which I’m not complaining about, there’s just a good deal of open up house and our hand-me-down desk was hunting a little lonely. I arrived up with the genius strategy to make our individual banquette to healthy into our house flawlessly.
We went to Lowe’s to assemble our materials. We weren’t a hundred% positive what all we essential, but resolved we’d just maintain hunting until we figured the challenge out. I assume that’s the magic formula to this whole Diy matter. We’ve accepted that we’re not professionals and that we will most likely operate into problems together the way. Keeping that viewpoint in intellect will help us take the actuality that we will mess up and our tasks will not normally feel fantastic at to start with, but not to give up. We left Lowe’s with a motor vehicle comprehensive of materials
Listing of materials and resources:
- 2 sheets of plywood (we experienced Lowe’s rip the boards in fifty percent so we could healthy it in the motor vehicle)
- one sheet of veneer plywood to use for the front of the bench
- 2 – one x 10 x eight boards (for the major of the bench)
- 10 – 2 x three studs for the frame
- eight – one x 3s for the trim and supporting the headboard
- Metal brackets + nuts and bolts to attach the headboard
- Electrical power Sander (or just sand paper)
- Miter Noticed Nail Gun + Air Compressor (we desire we experienced a complete nailer for this challenge nevertheless)
- Round Noticed
The to start with action was to clear away the baseboard and make the frame. If you can make a box, then congratulations! You can do this challenge!
Use a miter noticed to cut your 2 x 3s to the appropriate measurements. We cut our boards to a length of 76 inches very long and the width of the help pieces have been 17.five inches. If we could redo the banquette, I would have carried out this element in another way! I am the literal worst at measuring. We must have built the help pieces only 15 inches very long for the reason that our banquette is a little also tall as soon as you add the one x 10s and the cushion. You earn some, you reduce some.
Because we didn’t have the appropriate resources, we built way additional do the job for ourselves. So frustrating. Every single time we attached 2 x 3s together, we held them in location with a brad nail, then went back again with the drill and secured them with three.five inch wood screws. We experienced a complete nailer in our cart at Lowe’s but resolved not to pull the bring about (pun meant) on the acquire. Immediately after hours of drilling, we have been kicking ourselves for not biting the bullet and just acquiring it.
The moment the to start with frame was designed, we repeated it for the other facet of the banquette, but only built the length 70 inches very long to healthy in the house we experienced. The next action was attach the 2 frames together with the wood screws.
From there, we extra the front of the bench which was a veneer board. Slice the board utilizing a circular noticed and attach it to the front utilizing a brad nail gun. Because the veneer is so thin, that’s all it wants to stay in location. We resolved not to complete the back again facet of the banquette for the reason that no just one would at any time see it. Why do more do the job for no motive?!
Subsequent up was adding the trim. I wished to maintain the trim modern day and coordinate with the board and batten we have in our dining space. We cut the one x 3’s utilizing the miter noticed and attached utilizing the nail gun only. First, we extra the outdoors border of the trim, then we went back again and extra the vertical pieces which have been 12 and 6/eight very long. The stop pieces have been fourteen inches throughout by 18 inches very long.
Subsequent up, we attached the headboards which have been also tailor made-built. I scoured Pinterest for inspiration and finished up with a belgrave shaped structure. I drew my structure on a piece of poster board and traced it on every facet. Working with the circular noticed, we cut out the sample. The headboards measurements are 76 x twenty five and 70 x twenty five.
Then, I adhered one.five inch foam from Joann’s with spray adhesive. Deal with the overall headboard with batting and attach with a staple gun.
Then, upholster the headboard with fabric. I used a fake vinyl-like clearance fabric from Joann’s that charge about $12 for each yard. I purchased four yards just to be risk-free and I have lots left about. This was just one of my to start with occasions trying to upholster nearly anything and there was a ton of trial and error involved. Brooke, from All Issues Thrifty, has a ton of excellent tutorials so I would not have been capable to entire this challenge if it was not for her excellent recommendations.
To attach the headboard we used two unique techniques. For the left bench, we used metallic brackets that we purchased from Lowe’s. We chose the brackets for the reason that the bench essential to sit flush towards the wall and this authorized there to be just about no gap involving the bench and the wall.
Prior to upholstering the headboard, Nate drilled a hole for the bolt, caught it by way of, and screwed the nut on to maintain it in location. The moment it was time to attach the headboard, we just removed the nut, slide the bolt into the metallic bracket which we attached to the bench, and screwed the nut back again on. Sorry I really do not have any photos of this element.
For the suitable bench, we concerned about the window suitable at the rear of the headboard. We didn’t want any individual to accidentally crack the window by leaning also really hard into it. To add additional stability, we attached three one x 3s to the bottom of the bench. We then screwed the 2 x 3s into the headboard utilizing the exact same wood screws as the frame.
Subsequent, cut and attach the one x 10s to the major of the bench frame with wood screws.
From there, it was just finishing do the job! We sanded down all of the trim pieces to make them glance linked. I caulked all of the seams, spackled then sanded nail and screw holes, and then well prepared to paint.
I painted the bench Extremely White by Valspar in semi-gloss which is what I use on all the trim in our dwelling. I experienced to be super very careful all around the headboard and I truly wished I would have painted it ahead of I attached the whiteboards.
To develop the bench, I used the exact same process as the headboard. I cut a piece of plywood utilizing the circular noticed, attached three inch foam utilizing spray adhesive, coated the whole matter with batting and stapled it down utilizing a staple gun, and at last coated it with black fabric. I can’t remember the identify of the fabric, but it was just a simple black cotton that charge less than $five a yard. I chose very simple black and white colours for the reason that I wished to have a clear backdrop to pair with holiday desk settings and patterned pillows. I wished to be capable to decorate the desk any way I wished without the need of getting to fret about matching the banquette.
The challenge took us just one weekend to entire with lots of breaks in involving. There was absolutely a discovering curve involved + WAY also a lot of excursions back again to Lowe’s, Joann’s, and A.C. Moore to decide up more materials. With any luck , this tutorial will help spare you some of the problems we encountered together the way.
The complete charge was about $250, which we have been really happy with for the reason that when you assume about it, we now have a piece of furniture that suits flawlessly, maximizes the house we have, and functions flawlessly with our structure style. I’d phone that a earn!
Immediately after you make a banquette corner bench, you might want a new dining desk to make or purchase. Not positive what height to make your bench, we’ve obtained guidelines for acquiring the suitable height.
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Thanks for getting our visitor, Chelsea! Love the banquette!
Hello. I’m Chelsea and I’m addicted to Diy. Ideal now, I’m imagining you all responding with the cliché choral reaction of “Hi, Chelsea.” It is real, nevertheless. I am addicted to Diy and I’m not worried to say it. I publish a reasonably new blog site named Pinterior Designer in which I share how to’s and stories about how I’m slowly but surely upgrading my builder simple dwelling just one challenge at a time. Regretably for my husband, Nate, I Diy on a whim so he’ll normally come residence from a journey or a very long day of do the job to coated counter tops or a repainted visitor space with a fake photograph frame structure. I have acquired that I can’t management the outrageous, so I’m just embracing it. I’m not rather positive if he feels the exact same way…
Initially published one.three.2014 // Up to date three.twenty five.2020