In this post I am going to break down just how we went about adding a bench to a wall in both our kitchen as well as our sons room.
For this to work in your home you will need to find a location (doesn’t necessarily need to be next to a window) where the bench will be at least 20″ wide. The reason for this is you need to be able to at least hit two studs within the wall. I will discuss this more later.
We added one of these benches in our kitchen, so we could have a better eating area for our family of 5, as well as in our oldest sons room.
To start we gathered our materials, which I have detailed below;
- 1 sheet of 3/4″ Sanded Plywood
- 1 set of 4 wood legs 16″ tall
- 1 2x3x8 for the wall cleat
- 1 2x2x8 for the front support
- High Density foam for cushion
- Fabric of choice to cover the foam
If you do not have the ability to cut down the large sheet of plywood, I would make sure that when you go to purchase these items you know the width and length you are planning to use. That way you can have the store rip the board down for you. We have a table saw so we ripped the boards down to 20″ wide by the full 96″ length. We made two pieces the exact same.
So, we had 2 pieces of 20″ x 96″ wide pieces of plywood. One will be the top part of the bench and the other will be what you use to attach the foam and fabric to.