Free up area in your kitchen and incorporate seating with a personalized banquette corner bench that you can make to in good shape your area. It can even incorporate storage if you want that!
Other great kitchen ideas that are a great addition to this banquette corner bench: a rustic bench, incorporate a developed-in breakfast bar, or incorporate a fake brick backsplash.
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Construct a Custom Corner Banquette Bench
by Chelsea the Pinterior Designer
We have a larger sized kitchen, which I’m not complaining about, there is just a good deal of open up area and our hand-me-down desk was looking a little lonely. I came up with the genius plan to make our personal banquette to in good shape into our area beautifully.
We went to Lowe’s to gather our materials. We weren’t a hundred% sure what all we wanted, but decided we’d just hold looking till we figured the task out. I believe that is the solution to this entire Do-it-yourself thing. We’ve approved that we’re not experts and that we will most probably operate into problems alongside the way. Preserving that point of view in brain will help us take the point that we will mess up and our initiatives won’t constantly seem ideal at first, but not to give up. We remaining Lowe’s with a auto total of materials
Record of materials and tools:
- two sheets of plywood (we had Lowe’s rip the boards in 50 percent so we could in good shape it in the auto)
- 1 sheet of veneer plywood to use for the front of the bench
- two – 1 x ten x eight boards (for the best of the bench)
- ten – two x three studs for the frame
- eight – 1 x 3s for the trim and supporting the headboard
- Steel brackets + nuts and bolts to connect the headboard
- Energy Sander (or just sand paper)
- Miter Noticed Nail Gun + Air Compressor (we want we had a end nailer for this task while)
- Circular Noticed
The first move was to eliminate the baseboard and make the frame. If you can make a box, then congratulations! You can do this task!
Use a miter observed to cut your two x 3s to the accurate measurements. We cut our boards to a size of 76 inches prolonged and the width of the aid parts were being 17.5 inches. If we could redo the banquette, I would have carried out this portion in a different way! I am the literal worst at measuring. We need to have made the aid parts only 15 inches prolonged due to the fact our banquette is a little also tall when you incorporate the 1 x 10s and the cushion. You get some, you drop some.
Simply because we did not have the accurate tools, we made way a lot more function for ourselves. So frustrating. Each time we hooked up two x 3s together, we held them in put with a brad nail, then went back again with the drill and secured them with three.5 inch wood screws. We had a end nailer in our cart at Lowe’s but decided not to pull the induce (pun supposed) on the invest in. Soon after hours of drilling, we were being kicking ourselves for not biting the bullet and just getting it.
As soon as the first frame was developed, we recurring it for the other side of the banquette, but only made the size 70 inches prolonged to in good shape in the area we had. The upcoming move was connect the two frames together with the wood screws.
From there, we included the front of the bench which was a veneer board. Minimize the board employing a circular observed and connect it to the front employing a brad nail gun. Considering the fact that the veneer is so slim, that is all it wants to remain in put. We decided not to end the back again side of the banquette due to the fact no one would at any time see it. Why do excess function for no cause?!
Subsequent up was including the trim. I required to hold the trim present day and coordinate with the board and batten we have in our eating space. We cut the 1 x 3’s employing the miter observed and hooked up employing the nail gun only. Very first, we included the outside border of the trim, then we went back again and included the vertical parts which were being 12 and six/eight prolonged. The stop parts were being 14 inches throughout by eighteen inches prolonged.
Subsequent up, we hooked up the headboards which were being also personalized-made. I scoured Pinterest for inspiration and ended up with a belgrave formed style and design. I drew my style and design on a piece of poster board and traced it on each and every side. Utilizing the circular observed, we cut out the sample. The headboards sizes are 76 x 25 and 70 x 25.
Then, I adhered 1.5 inch foam from Joann’s with spray adhesive. Cover the whole headboard with batting and connect with a staple gun.
Then, upholster the headboard with material. I used a fake vinyl-like clearance material from Joann’s that price about $12 for every property. I acquired four yards just to be safe and I have loads remaining about. This was one of my first moments striving to upholster everything and there was a ton of trial and error concerned. Brooke, from All Things Thrifty, has a ton of great tutorials so I would not have been able to full this task if it wasn’t for her great recommendations.
To connect the headboard we used two different strategies. For the remaining bench, we used steel brackets that we acquired from Lowe’s. We chose the brackets due to the fact the bench wanted to sit flush in opposition to the wall and this authorized there to be pretty much no hole involving the bench and the wall.
Just before upholstering the headboard, Nate drilled a hole for the bolt, trapped it as a result of, and screwed the nut on to hold it in put. As soon as it was time to connect the headboard, we only taken out the nut, slide the bolt into the steel bracket which we hooked up to the bench, and screwed the nut back again on. Sorry I really don’t have any photos of this portion.
For the correct bench, we anxious about the window correct behind the headboard. We did not want everyone to accidentally crack the window by leaning also really hard into it. To incorporate a lot more balance, we hooked up three 1 x 3s to the bottom of the bench. We then screwed the two x 3s into the headboard employing the exact same wood screws as the frame.
Subsequent, cut and connect the 1 x 10s to the best of the bench frame with wood screws.
From there, it was just ending function! We sanded down all of the trim parts to make them glance linked. I caulked all of the seams, spackled then sanded nail and screw holes, and then ready to paint.
I painted the bench Ultra White by Valspar in semi-gloss which is what I use on all the trim in our household. I had to be super mindful about the headboard and I truly wished I would have painted it in advance of I hooked up the whiteboards.
To develop the bench, I used the exact same process as the headboard. I cut a piece of plywood employing the circular observed, hooked up three inch foam employing spray adhesive, coated the entire thing with batting and stapled it down employing a staple gun, and ultimately coated it with black material. I simply cannot keep in mind the identify of the material, but it was just a simple black cotton that price fewer than $5 a property. I chose simple black and white hues due to the fact I required to have a cleanse backdrop to pair with getaway desk settings and patterned pillows. I required to be able to accessorize the desk any way I required without getting to be concerned about matching the banquette.
The task took us one weekend to full with loads of breaks in involving. There was certainly a learning curve concerned + WAY also a lot of excursions back again to Lowe’s, Joann’s, and A.C. Moore to decide on up excess materials. Hopefully this tutorial will assist spare you some of the problems we encountered alongside the way.
The overall price was about $250, which we were being pretty happy with due to the fact when you believe about it, we now have a piece of home furniture that fits beautifully, maximizes the area we have, and will work beautifully with our style and design design and style. I’d contact that a get!
Soon after you make a banquette corner bench, you could want a new eating desk to make or invest in. Not sure what height to make your bench, we have bought suggestions for obtaining the correct height.
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Many thanks for staying our visitor, Chelsea! Really like the banquette!
Hello. I’m Chelsea and I’m addicted to Do-it-yourself. Ideal now, I’m imagining you all responding with the cliché choral response of “Hi, Chelsea.” It is legitimate, while. I am addicted to Do-it-yourself and I’m not scared to say it. I compose a rather new blog site referred to as Pinterior Designer where I share how to’s and stories about how I’m gradually upgrading my builder simple household one task at a time. However for my partner, Nate, I Do-it-yourself on a whim so he’ll frequently occur household from a trip or a prolonged working day of function to coated counter tops or a repainted visitor space with a fake picture frame style and design. I’ve uncovered that I simply cannot command the nuts, so I’m just embracing it. I’m not pretty sure if he feels the exact same way…
Initially printed 1.three.2014 // Updated three.25.2020