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Build a Custom Banquette Corner Bench

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 Free up place in your kitchen area and increase seating with a personalized banquette corner bench that you can establish to in good shape your place. It can even increase storage if you want that!

Other wonderful kitchen area concepts that are a wonderful addition to this banquette corner bench: a rustic bench, increase a created-in breakfast bar, or increase a faux brick backsplash.

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Develop a Customized Corner Banquette Bench

by Chelsea the Pinterior Designer

   Build your own custom banquette corner bench, Pinterior Designer featured on Remodelaholic

We have a larger sized kitchen area, which I’m not complaining about, there’s just a ton of open up place and our hand-me-down table was wanting a small lonely. I arrived up with the genius thought to establish our possess banquette to in good shape into our place completely.

kitchen before banquette corner bench, Pinterior Designer featured on Remodelaholic

We went to Lowe’s to assemble our supplies. We weren’t 100% guaranteed what all we required, but decided we’d just keep wanting until we figured the venture out. I imagine that’s the solution to this complete Do-it-yourself point. We’ve recognized that we’re not authorities and that we will most likely operate into troubles along the way. Keeping that standpoint in head aids us accept the simple fact that we will mess up and our assignments will not normally seem to be perfect at first, but not to give up. We left Lowe’s with a automobile whole of supplies

buying lumber for the dining banquette corner bench, Pinterior Designer featured on Remodelaholic
Checklist of supplies and tools:


  • two sheets of plywood (we had Lowe’s rip the boards in fifty percent so we could in good shape it in the automobile)
  • one sheet of veneer plywood to use for the entrance of the bench
  • two – one x 10 x 8 boards (for the leading of the bench)
  • 10 – two x three studs for the frame
  • 8 – one x 3s for the trim and supporting the headboard
  • Metallic brackets + nuts and bolts to connect the headboard


  • Power Sander (or just sand paper)
  • Miter Observed Nail Gun + Air Compressor (we would like we had a complete nailer for this venture though)
  • Circular Observed

Building Tutorial

The first action was to remove the baseboard and establish the frame. If you can establish a box, then congratulations! You can do this venture!

Use a miter observed to cut your two x 3s to the appropriate measurements. We cut our boards to a size of 76 inches prolonged and the width of the assistance items ended up 17.5 inches. If we could redo the banquette, I would have performed this aspect in a different way! I am the literal worst at measuring. We ought to have made the assistance items only fifteen inches prolonged simply because our banquette is a small much too tall at the time you increase the one x 10s and the cushion. You gain some, you shed some.

Mainly because we didn’t have the appropriate tools, we made way more operate for ourselves. So disheartening. Each and every time we attached two x 3s collectively, we held them in place with a brad nail, then went back again with the drill and secured them with three.5 inch wooden screws. We had a complete nailer in our cart at Lowe’s but decided not to pull the bring about (pun supposed) on the acquire. Soon after hrs of drilling, we ended up kicking ourselves for not biting the bullet and just shopping for it.

build a corner banquette bench frame first step, Pinterior Designer featured on Remodelaholic
Once the first frame was created, we recurring it for the other facet of the banquette, but only made the size 70 inches prolonged to in good shape in the place we had. The following action was connect the two frames collectively with the wooden screws.

attaching two frames for a corner banquette bench, Pinterior Designer featured on Remodelaholic
From there, we added the entrance of the bench which was a veneer board. Lower the board using a circular observed and connect it to the entrance using a brad nail gun. Due to the fact the veneer is so thin, that’s all it desires to remain in place. We decided not to complete the back again facet of the banquette simply because no just one would ever see it. Why do extra operate for no reason?!

adding a front to the banquette corner bench frames, Pinterior Designer featured on Remodelaholic
Future up was incorporating the trim. I desired to keep the trim modern-day and coordinate with the board and batten we have in our eating home. We cut the one x 3’s using the miter observed and attached using the nail gun only. Very first, we added the outside the house border of the trim, then we went back again and added the vertical items which ended up 12 and six/8 prolonged. The end items ended up 14 inches throughout by eighteen inches prolonged.

use 1x3s to trim a banquette corner bench, Pinterior Designer featured on Remodelaholic
Future up, we attached the headboards which ended up also personalized-made. 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 every single facet. Using the circular observed, we cut out the pattern. The headboards measurements are 76 x 25 and 70 x 25.

Then, I adhered one.5 inch foam from Joann’s with spray adhesive. Address the overall headboard with batting and connect with a staple gun.

Then, upholster the headboard with fabric. I applied a faux vinyl-like clearance fabric from Joann’s that charge about $12 for every property. I acquired 4 yards just to be harmless and I have lots left above. This was just one of my first situations striving to upholster everything and there was a ton of demo and mistake associated. Brooke, from All Things Thrifty, has a ton of wonderful tutorials so I would not have been equipped to finish this venture if it wasn’t for her wonderful directions.

To connect the headboard we applied two distinct procedures. For the left bench, we applied metal brackets that we acquired from Lowe’s. We selected the brackets simply because the bench required to sit flush in opposition to the wall and this allowed there to be virtually no gap concerning the bench and the wall.

Prior to upholstering the headboard, Nate drilled a gap for the bolt, stuck it by, and screwed the nut on to keep it in place. Once it was time to connect the headboard, we simply just removed the nut, slide the bolt into the metal bracket which we attached to the bench, and screwed the nut back again on. Sorry I don’t have any pictures of this aspect.

attach headboard backrest to banquette bench, Pinterior Designer featured on Remodelaholic

For the ideal bench, we fearful about the window ideal behind the headboard. We didn’t want anybody to unintentionally break the window by leaning much too tricky into it. To increase more balance, we attached three one x 3s to the base of the bench. We then screwed the two x 3s into the headboard using the identical wooden screws as the frame.

attach headboard backrest to banquette bench with 1x3 boards, Pinterior Designer featured on Remodelaholic

Future, cut and connect the one x 10s to the leading of the bench frame with wooden screws.

From there, it was just ending operate! We sanded down all of the trim items to make them glimpse 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 house. I had to be tremendous watchful all-around the headboard and I really wished I would have painted it just before I attached the whiteboards.

sand and paint corner banquette bench, Pinterior Designer featured on Remodelaholic
To make the bench, I applied the identical procedure as the headboard. I cut a piece of plywood using the circular observed, attached three inch foam using spray adhesive, coated the complete point with batting and stapled it down using a staple gun, and eventually coated it with black fabric. I can not recall the title of the fabric, but it was just a basic black cotton that charge less than $5 a property. I selected easy black and white colours simply because I desired to have a cleanse backdrop to pair with holiday break table configurations and patterned pillows. I desired to be equipped to accessorize the table any way I desired without having owning to get worried about matching the banquette.

finished corner banquette bench, Pinterior Designer featured on Remodelaholic
The venture took us just one weekend to finish with lots of breaks in concerning. There was surely a studying curve associated + WAY much too a lot of outings back again to Lowe’s, Joann’s, and A.C. Moore to decide up extra supplies. With any luck , this tutorial will aid spare you some of the troubles we encountered along the way.

The complete charge was about $250, which we ended up very pleased with simply because when you imagine about it, we now have a piece of home furniture that matches completely, maximizes the place we have, and will work completely with our design and style design and style. I’d call that a gain!

corner banquette bench, Pinterior Designer featured on Remodelaholictrim on dining banquette bench, Pinterior Designer featured on Remodelaholiccorner banquette bench with headboard backrest, Pinterior Designer featured on Remodelaholic

Soon after you establish a banquette corner bench, you may well want a new eating table to establish or invest in. Not guaranteed what top to establish your bench, we’ve obtained recommendations for getting the ideal top.

Make sure you be guaranteed to pin this venture for later reference:

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Add Storage And Extra Seating To Your Home With This Tutorial For How To Build A Banquette Corner Bench Featured On Remodelaholic.com

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Thanks for currently being our guest, Chelsea! Love the banquette!

Hello. I’m Chelsea and I’m addicted to Do-it-yourself. Correct now, I’m imagining you all responding with the cliché choral response of “Hi, Chelsea.” It’s genuine, though. I am addicted to Do-it-yourself and I’m not frightened to say it. I compose a fairly new blog referred to as Pinterior Designer wherever I share how to’s and stories about how I’m slowly upgrading my builder basic house just one venture at a time. Sad to say for my husband, Nate, I Do-it-yourself on a whim so he’ll frequently occur residence from a trip or a prolonged working day of operate to coated counter tops or a repainted guest home with a faux photograph frame design and style. I have figured out that I can not command the mad, so I’m just embracing it. I’m not really guaranteed if he feels the identical way…

Initially published one.three.2014 // Up-to-date three.25.2020

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