Free up space in your kitchen area and incorporate seating with a tailor made banquette corner bench that you can construct to in good shape your space. It can even incorporate storage if you want that!
Other wonderful kitchen area strategies that are a wonderful addition to this banquette corner bench: a rustic bench, incorporate a developed-in breakfast bar, or incorporate a fake brick backsplash.
Banquette Bench Inspiration
On the lookout for additional banquette inspiration? Examine out these banquette benches we appreciate, and scroll down for the information of Chelsea’s banquette corner bench making.
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Establish a Custom Corner Banquette Bench
by Chelsea the Pinterior Designer
We have a bigger kitchen area, which I’m not complaining about, there is just a whole lot of open space and our hand-me-down table was on the lookout a minor lonely. I arrived up with the genius concept to construct our very own banquette to in good shape into our space perfectly.
We went to Lowe’s to gather our provides. We weren’t 100% positive what all we necessary, but resolved we’d just keep on the lookout till we figured the venture out. I think which is the magic formula to this whole Diy point. We have acknowledged that we’re not industry experts and that we will most likely run into troubles together the way. Retaining that viewpoint in brain can help us take the fact that we will mess up and our assignments won’t normally appear to be fantastic at very first, but not to give up. We left Lowe’s with a car or truck complete of provides
Listing of provides and equipment:
- 2 sheets of plywood (we had Lowe’s rip the boards in half so we could in good shape it in the car or truck)
- 1 sheet of veneer plywood to use for the front of the bench
- 2 – 1 x ten x eight boards (for the leading of the bench)
- ten – 2 x 3 studs for the frame
- eight – 1 x 3s for the trim and supporting the headboard
- Metal brackets + nuts and bolts to attach the headboard
- Power Sander (or just sand paper)
- Miter Saw Nail Gun + Air Compressor (we want we had a complete nailer for this venture however)
- Circular Saw
The very first stage was to take away the baseboard and construct the frame. If you can construct a box, then congratulations! You can do this venture!
Use a miter noticed to cut your 2 x 3s to the proper measurements. We cut our boards to a size of seventy six inches long and the width of the assistance parts were being 17.5 inches. If we could redo the banquette, I would have performed this portion differently! I am the literal worst at measuring. We really should have created the assistance parts only fifteen inches long simply because our banquette is a minor way too tall the moment you incorporate the 1 x 10s and the cushion. You win some, you lose some.
Because we did not have the proper equipment, we created way additional get the job done for ourselves. So discouraging. Each and every time we connected 2 x 3s with each other, we held them in place with a brad nail, then went again with the drill and secured them with 3.5 inch wooden screws. We had a complete nailer in our cart at Lowe’s but resolved not to pull the result in (pun intended) on the buy. Following hours of drilling, we were being kicking ourselves for not biting the bullet and just purchasing it.
When the very first frame was developed, we repeated it for the other facet of the banquette, but only created the size 70 inches long to in good shape in the space we had. The future stage was attach the 2 frames with each other with the wooden screws.
From there, we added the front of the bench which was a veneer board. Minimize the board employing a round noticed and attach it to the front employing a brad nail gun. Considering the fact that the veneer is so slim, which is all it demands to stay in place. We resolved not to complete the again facet of the banquette simply because no a person would ever see it. Why do excess get the job done for no purpose?!
Upcoming up was incorporating the trim. I wished to keep the trim modern-day and coordinate with the board and batten we have in our dining room. We cut the 1 x 3’s employing the miter noticed and connected employing the nail gun only. First, we added the outside border of the trim, then we went again and added the vertical parts which were being 12 and 6/eight long. The end parts were being fourteen inches throughout by eighteen inches long.
Upcoming up, we connected the headboards which were being also tailor made-created. I scoured Pinterest for inspiration and finished up with a belgrave formed design and style. I drew my design and style on a piece of poster board and traced it on each individual facet. Employing the round noticed, we cut out the pattern. The headboards dimensions are seventy six x 25 and 70 x 25.
Then, I adhered 1.5 inch foam from Joann’s with spray adhesive. Deal with the full headboard with batting and attach with a staple gun.
Then, upholster the headboard with fabric. I applied a fake vinyl-like clearance fabric from Joann’s that price tag about $12 for every property. I acquired four yards just to be harmless and I have lots left above. This was a person of my very first times trying to upholster everything and there was a ton of trial and error concerned. Brooke, from All Things Thrifty, has a ton of wonderful tutorials so I would not have been in a position to finish this venture if it was not for her wonderful guidelines.
To attach the headboard we applied two different solutions. For the left bench, we applied steel brackets that we acquired from Lowe’s. We chose the brackets simply because the bench necessary to sit flush in opposition to the wall and this authorized there to be virtually no hole in between the bench and the wall.
In advance of upholstering the headboard, Nate drilled a gap for the bolt, caught it as a result of, and screwed the nut on to keep it in place. When it was time to attach the headboard, we basically eliminated the nut, slide the bolt into the steel bracket which we connected to the bench, and screwed the nut again on. Sorry I never have any shots of this portion.
For the appropriate bench, we concerned about the window appropriate behind the headboard. We did not want anybody to accidentally split the window by leaning way too really hard into it. To incorporate additional stability, we connected 3 1 x 3s to the bottom of the bench. We then screwed the 2 x 3s into the headboard employing the identical wooden screws as the frame.
Upcoming, cut and attach the 1 x 10s to the leading of the bench frame with wooden screws.
From there, it was just ending get the job done! We sanded down all of the trim parts to make them glimpse linked. I caulked all of the seams, spackled then sanded nail and screw holes, and then 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 home. I had to be super mindful close to the headboard and I actually wished I would have painted it ahead of I connected the whiteboards.
To make the bench, I applied the identical approach as the headboard. I cut a piece of plywood employing the round noticed, connected 3 inch foam employing spray adhesive, covered the whole point with batting and stapled it down employing a staple gun, and ultimately covered it with black fabric. I just can’t bear in mind the title of the fabric, but it was just a standard black cotton that price tag considerably less than $5 a property. I chose basic black and white hues simply because I wished to have a clean up backdrop to pair with vacation table configurations and patterned pillows. I wished to be in a position to decorate the table any way I wished without getting to fret about matching the banquette.
The venture took us a person weekend to finish with lots of breaks in in between. There was absolutely a discovering curve concerned + WAY way too a lot of visits again to Lowe’s, Joann’s, and A.C. Moore to pick up excess provides. Hopefully this tutorial will assist spare you some of the troubles we encountered together the way.
The overall price tag was about $250, which we were being pretty delighted with simply because when you think about it, we now have a piece of furnishings that fits perfectly, maximizes the space we have, and functions perfectly with our design and style style. I’d get in touch with that a win!
Following you construct a banquette corner bench, you might want a new dining table to construct or purchase. Not positive what peak to construct your bench, we’ve got recommendations for receiving the appropriate peak.
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Thanks for currently being our visitor, Chelsea! Enjoy the banquette!
Hello. I’m Chelsea and I’m addicted to Diy. Correct now, I’m imagining you all responding with the cliché choral response of “Hi, Chelsea.” It is genuine, however. I am addicted to Diy and I’m not concerned to say it. I publish a fairly new website named Pinterior Designer where I share how to’s and tales about how I’m bit by bit upgrading my builder standard home a person venture at a time. Regretably for my spouse, Nate, I Diy on a whim so he’ll normally appear dwelling from a excursion or a long day of get the job done to coated counter tops or a repainted visitor room with a fake picture frame design and style. I’ve figured out that I just can’t handle the crazy, so I’m just embracing it. I’m not rather positive if he feels the identical way…
Initially revealed 1.3.2014 // Up to date 3.25.2020