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Up for a remarkably basic weekend task? Imagine it or not, you can make your own banquette out of inventory kitchen area cabinets, a couple of two-by-fours, and a cozy cushion. Full the glance with an assortment of graphic and strong-coloured toss pillows.

See below for stage-by-stage instructions from Allie Mann of Situation Architects & Remodelers to get started out on your banquette.


Resources Wanted

  • Stage
  • Velocity square
  • Measuring tape
  • Pencil
  • Nail or screw gun with trim nails or trim screws
  • 2×4 lumber substance (volume will rely on the dimension of the banquette)
  • 1×4 lumber substance (volume will rely on the dimension of the banquette)
  • 1×2 lumber substance (volume will rely on the dimension of the banquette)
  • Window sill substance
  • ¼” thick birch plywood
  • ¾” thick birch plywood
  • Building glue
  • Round noticed
  • Stock wall cabinets, 12” tall and 12” deep, width depending on place.

    How to Make the Banquette

    • Identify sought after dimension of banquette seating (inventory cabinets come in 3” increments, so if you intend to use the banquette for storage, keep this in thoughts). The cabinets ought to not sit restricted wall-to-wall. There ought to be a filler or piece of trim between the box of the cabinet and the wall to make it possible for for the door to open.
    • Body the system of the bench working with the 2×4 lumber substance.
    • Body a knee wall or partial wall at cabinet height to attach the cabinet working with the 2×4 lumber substance.
    • Secure bench body to wall, together with knee wall and cabinetry, working with nail or screw gun.
    • Reduce the ¼ ” birch plywood on circular noticed to wrap the toe kick place (this will be painted later).
    • Reduce the ¾” birch plywood on the circular noticed for the wooden best. When measuring the plywood best, make it possible for a ¾” overhang in front of the cabinet door this would be a 1.5” overhang from the actual cabinet box.

      How to Make the Banquette Wall Trim

      • Next, evaluate, reduce, and apply a piece of ¼ birch plywood to the wall—the size of the bench—using your finish screws and glue. The piece of plywood and bench with each other ought to finish 48” tall above the finish flooring, generating the plywood piece close to 30– 32” tall.
      • Next, apply a 1×4 horizontal piece to generate the rectangular box above the bench at the best and base of the plywood piece.
      • Evaluate, reduce, position, and attach the 1×4 vertical components on the plywood with screw or nail gun. Be sure the wainscot rectangles mimic the exact same width as individuals on the bench cabinet if attainable. These rectangles you are producing on the wall will possible be between 18” – 24” large.
      • End best of the wainscot rectangle with the window sill trim substance or the 1×2 lumbar (measured, reduce, and nailed in position).
      • Caulk and putty any seams, gaps, fill holes, etcetera.
      • Sand, primary, and paint the plywood.

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