Custom Kitchen Banquette
This blogger added style and function to her kitchen with this stylish banquette she crafted herself.
You would never believe that this custom banquette is a renter-friendly project. But when Rita from Crane Concept needed a solution to lend more space to her kitchen, she created the plan for this stylish seating that rings up at just about $200.
MATERIALS & TOOLS
– Cleat (used some extra wood from the top as my cleat)
– Front panel
– Corner molding
– Foam roller
– Wood filler
– Finishing nails
– Jig saw
I used a jig saw to cut the shape of the baseboard out of the legs. This really gave it a more custom look.
After cutting out all of the grooves, I screwed the top of the bench to the legs. You might need a friend to help you balance and lift the top of the bench.
Find the studs and screw the cleat to the wall. The bench should sit securely on the cleat. Screw the top of the bench to the cleat.
Slide the rest of the legs underneath and screw or nail the boards down.
Again, I cut the groves out for the baseboards.
After this point, I filled in any holes with the wood filler, sanded all of the corners and edges, and gave a good coat of paint with my foam roller. To give it a little more detail, I mitered the corners of the corner molding. I use a few finishing nails to secure into place. I gave the banquette a couple more good coats of paint, and done!
Thanks, Rita! For more stylish solutions, visit craneconcept.com.