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Up for a shockingly straightforward weekend venture? Consider it or not, you can make your own banquette out of stock kitchen area cupboards, a few of two-by-fours, and a cozy cushion. Full the seem with an assortment of graphic and strong-colored throw pillows.
See below for move-by-move recommendations from Allie Mann of Case Architects & Remodelers to get started on your banquette.
- Pace square
- Measuring tape
- Nail or screw gun with trim nails or trim screws
- 2×4 lumber product (amount of money will count on the size of the banquette)
- 1×4 lumber product (amount of money will count on the size of the banquette)
- 1×2 lumber product (amount of money will count on the size of the banquette)
- Window sill product
- ¼” thick birch plywood
- ¾” thick birch plywood
- Design glue
- Circular observed
- Stock wall cupboards, 12” tall and 12” deep, width relying on place.
How to Create the Banquette
- Establish desired size of banquette seating (stock cupboards appear in 3” increments, so if you intend to use the banquette for storage, hold this in head). The cupboards should really not sit restricted wall-to-wall. There should really be a filler or piece of trim involving the box of the cabinet and the wall to allow for the door to open up.
- Body the system of the bench using the 2×4 lumber product.
- Body a knee wall or partial wall at cabinet peak to connect the cabinet using the 2×4 lumber product.
- Protected bench frame to wall, along with knee wall and cabinetry, using nail or screw gun.
- Lower the ¼ ” birch plywood on round observed to wrap the toe kick place (this will be painted later).
- Lower the ¾” birch plywood on the round observed for the picket top. When measuring the plywood top, allow a ¾” overhang in entrance of the cabinet door this would be a 1.5” overhang from the real cabinet box.
How to Create the Banquette Wall Trim
- Upcoming, evaluate, lower, and utilize a piece of ¼ birch plywood to the wall—the length of the bench—using your finish screws and glue. The piece of plywood and bench together should really finish 48” tall higher than the finish flooring, creating the plywood piece close to 30– 32” tall.
- Upcoming, utilize a 1×4 horizontal piece to make the rectangular box higher than the bench at the top and base of the plywood piece.
- Measure, lower, put, and connect the 1×4 vertical elements on the plywood with screw or nail gun. Be confident the wainscot rectangles mimic the exact width as those people on the bench cabinet if achievable. These rectangles you are developing on the wall will very likely be involving 18” – 24” huge.
- End top of the wainscot rectangle with the window sill trim product or the 1×2 lumbar (calculated, lower, and nailed in put).
- Caulk and putty any seams, gaps, fill holes, and many others.
- Sand, key, and paint the plywood.
A version of this characteristic appeared in the July/August 2020 concern of Superior Housekeeping.
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