Installing Banquette Bench Booth Seating In Your Kitchen

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$750
3 Days
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This banquette bench tutorial post is brought to you by Columbia Forest Products / PureBond Hardwood Plywood. All opinions are entirely my own and based on my honest experience.


If you’ve always dreamed of having booth seating or a corner storage bench in your breakfast nook, you’re in luck. You’re going to love this detailed tutorial for how to build a banquette bench in your kitchen!

MEASURE SPACE AND PLAN YOUR BANQUETTE BENCH

This step is so obvious, I know! But it doesn’t hurt to mention that the planning (and measuring) portion of building your banquette bench is one of the most important parts.

REMOVE BASEBOARDS

The baseboards in the corner of your kitchen will need to be removed in order to install your corner bench seating.

BUILD INTERIOR FRAMING

These provide the major structural support for the bench. Once these are installed, the plywood will attach directly on to the framing.

BUILD BACK OF BENCH FRAMING

The 2x4s for the framing on the back of the bench are angled at approximately 5 degrees. To get these cuts, we built a jig for the table saw.

INSTALL INTERIOR AND BACK FRAMING.

Start with the corner framing brackets. They should fit together to form a box in the corner of your breakfast nook.

INSTALL FRONT PANELS TO BENCH

First, add some wood glue where the panels will touch the brackets. Then clamp them into place and levels with wood shims on the floor. 

ADD HINGES

Last step is to get that bench seat attached with hinges to make it a corner storage bench with lifting seats. 


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  • Kathleen
    Kathleen
    on Mar 23, 2019

    Do you have a picture of the “innards” of the supports of the bench? All we see is the corner piece and the back.

  • Nikki
    Nikki
    on Sep 24, 2019

    that looks great 👍


    1 question - why is your light hanging so low?

    • Starr
      Starr
      on Sep 24, 2019

      I think it makes it look a little more cozy.. 🤷🤗

  • Joan Jackson
    Joan Jackson
    on Oct 1, 2019

    is this all attached to the wall or is it moveable if you decide you dont want it anymore??

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  • Sandy
    Sandy
    on Apr 27, 2020

    This size looks a lot like what I've been wanting but can't figure out what type table to use: Round, oval, pedestal what.....I like the idea of a pedestal because the outside legs would not be in the way when walking around it....and I desperately need storage...what is the general cost of something like this and how many chairs did you get for around the outside...Thanks so much, good like....4-27-20

  • Hope
    Hope
    on Sep 25, 2020

    Really nice!! Makes me want to put a corner in my kitchen now! (I have an open floor-plan)

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