Build a Custom Banquette Corner Bench

Kennith Bogan

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

Other excellent kitchen area ideas that are a excellent addition to this banquette corner bench: a rustic bench, incorporate a designed-in breakfast bar, or incorporate a fake brick backsplash.

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Create a Personalized Corner Banquette Bench

by Chelsea the Pinterior Designer

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

We have a more substantial kitchen area, which I’m not complaining about, there’s just a large amount of open area and our hand-me-down table was searching a small lonely. I came up with the genius notion to establish our personal banquette to in good shape into our area correctly.

kitchen before banquette corner bench, Pinterior Designer featured on Remodelaholic

We went to Lowe’s to gather our materials. We weren’t 100% guaranteed what all we needed, but made a decision we’d just preserve searching till we figured the job out. I believe which is the key to this complete Do it yourself factor. We have approved that we’re not authorities and that we will most probably operate into troubles alongside the way. Holding that standpoint in head can help us take the point that we will mess up and our tasks will not generally look excellent at first, but not to give up. We remaining Lowe’s with a car or truck entire of materials

buying lumber for the dining banquette corner bench, Pinterior Designer featured on Remodelaholic
List of materials and instruments:


  • 2 sheets of plywood (we experienced Lowe’s rip the boards in 50 percent so we could in good shape it in the car or truck)
  • 1 sheet of veneer plywood to use for the entrance of the bench
  • 2 – 1 x ten x eight boards (for the top rated of the bench)
  • ten – 2 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


  • Electrical power Sander (or just sand paper)
  • Miter Observed Nail Gun + Air Compressor (we desire we experienced a finish nailer for this job even though)
  • Round Observed

Constructing Tutorial

The first phase was to eliminate the baseboard and establish the frame. If you can establish a box, then congratulations! You can do this job!

Use a miter noticed to slice your 2 x 3s to the appropriate measurements. We slice our boards to a size of 76 inches very long and the width of the help items had been seventeen.five inches. If we could redo the banquette, I would have finished this section differently! I am the literal worst at measuring. We should really have built the help items only fifteen inches very long for the reason that our banquette is a small far too tall once you incorporate the 1 x 10s and the cushion. You win some, you reduce some.

For the reason that we didn’t have the appropriate instruments, we built way additional work for ourselves. So discouraging. Every single time we hooked up 2 x 3s alongside one another, we held them in position with a brad nail, then went back again with the drill and secured them with three.five inch wooden screws. We experienced a finish nailer in our cart at Lowe’s but made a decision not to pull the bring about (pun supposed) on the invest in. Just after several hours of drilling, we had been kicking ourselves for not biting the bullet and just acquiring it.

build a corner banquette bench frame first step, Pinterior Designer featured on Remodelaholic
After the first frame was designed, we recurring it for the other facet of the banquette, but only built the size 70 inches very long to in good shape in the area we experienced. The subsequent phase was connect the 2 frames alongside one another with the wooden screws.

attaching two frames for a corner banquette bench, Pinterior Designer featured on Remodelaholic
From there, we additional the entrance of the bench which was a veneer board. Lower the board applying a round noticed and connect it to the entrance applying a brad nail gun. Because the veneer is so thin, which is all it requires to stay in position. We made a decision not to finish the back again facet of the banquette for the reason that no just one would at any time see it. Why do added work for no cause?!

adding a front to the banquette corner bench frames, Pinterior Designer featured on Remodelaholic
Following up was including the trim. I preferred to preserve the trim modern-day and coordinate with the board and batten we have in our dining place. We slice the 1 x 3’s applying the miter noticed and hooked up applying the nail gun only. Initially, we additional the outdoors border of the trim, then we went back again and additional the vertical items which had been twelve and six/eight very long. The conclude items had been 14 inches throughout by eighteen inches very long.

use 1x3s to trim a banquette corner bench, Pinterior Designer featured on Remodelaholic
Following up, we hooked up the headboards which had been also personalized-built. I scoured Pinterest for inspiration and finished up with a belgrave formed layout. I drew my layout on a piece of poster board and traced it on every single facet. Making use of the round noticed, we slice out the pattern. The headboards dimensions are 76 x 25 and 70 x 25.

Then, I adhered 1.five inch foam from Joann’s with spray adhesive. Go over the whole headboard with batting and connect with a staple gun.

Then, upholster the headboard with fabric. I utilized a fake vinyl-like clearance fabric from Joann’s that price about $twelve for every lawn. I purchased four yards just to be safe and sound and I have a lot remaining over. This was just one of my first times attempting to upholster nearly anything and there was a ton of trial and mistake included. Brooke, from All Factors Thrifty, has a ton of excellent tutorials so I would not have been in a position to entire this job if it wasn’t for her excellent guidelines.

To connect the headboard we utilized two distinctive techniques. For the remaining bench, we utilized steel brackets that we purchased from Lowe’s. We selected the brackets for the reason that the bench needed to sit flush versus the wall and this allowed there to be pretty much no hole between the bench and the wall.

Just before upholstering the headboard, Nate drilled a gap for the bolt, caught it via, and screwed the nut on to preserve it in position. After it was time to connect the headboard, we merely eliminated 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 do not have any pics of this section.

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

For the ideal bench, we nervous about the window ideal guiding the headboard. We didn’t want anyone to unintentionally crack the window by leaning far too challenging into it. To incorporate additional steadiness, we hooked up three 1 x 3s to the base of the bench. We then screwed the 2 x 3s into the headboard applying the exact same wooden screws as the frame.

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

Following, slice and connect the 1 x 10s to the top rated of the bench frame with wooden screws.

From there, it was just finishing work! We sanded down all of the trim items to make them appear connected. I caulked all of the seams, spackled then sanded nail and screw holes, and then prepared to paint.

I painted the bench Ultra White by Valspar in semi-gloss which is what I use on all the trim in our residence. I experienced to be super cautious around the headboard and I actually wished I would have painted it in advance of I hooked up the whiteboards.

sand and paint corner banquette bench, Pinterior Designer featured on Remodelaholic
To produce the bench, I utilized the exact same process as the headboard. I slice a piece of plywood applying the round noticed, hooked up three inch foam applying spray adhesive, included the complete factor with batting and stapled it down applying a staple gun, and finally included it with black fabric. I just cannot don’t forget the name of the fabric, but it was just a standard black cotton that price a lot less than $five a lawn. I selected very simple black and white colors for the reason that I preferred to have a clean up backdrop to pair with holiday break table options and patterned pillows. I preferred to be in a position to accessorize the table any way I preferred with no possessing to stress about matching the banquette.

finished corner banquette bench, Pinterior Designer featured on Remodelaholic
The job took us just one weekend to entire with a lot of breaks in between. There was undoubtedly a finding out curve included + WAY far too several excursions back again to Lowe’s, Joann’s, and A.C. Moore to decide up added materials. With any luck , this tutorial will enable spare you some of the troubles we encountered alongside the way.

The overall price was about $250, which we had been very pleased with for the reason that when you believe about it, we now have a piece of home furniture that suits correctly, maximizes the area we have, and performs correctly with our layout design and style. I’d get in touch with that a win!

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Just after you establish a banquette corner bench, you may possibly want a new dining table to establish or get. Not guaranteed what top to establish your bench, we’ve bought recommendations for having the ideal top.

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Thanks for getting our guest, Chelsea! Adore the banquette!

Hi. I’m Chelsea and I’m addicted to Do it yourself. Suitable now, I’m imagining you all responding with the cliché choral reaction of “Hi, Chelsea.” It is accurate, even though. I am addicted to Do it yourself and I’m not scared to say it. I create a rather new blog site identified as Pinterior Designer wherever I share how to’s and tales about how I’m slowly and gradually upgrading my builder standard residence just one job at a time. Sad to say for my partner, Nate, I Do it yourself on a whim so he’ll often occur home from a journey or a very long working day of work to coated counter tops or a repainted guest place with a fake photo frame layout. I’ve learned that I just cannot control the insane, so I’m just embracing it. I’m not very guaranteed if he feels the exact same way…

Initially revealed 1.three.2014 // Current three.25.2020

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