Jenny@birdsandsoap
Jenny@birdsandsoap
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Diamond Tufted Dining Bench

$100-150
1-2 Day
Medium

Plans and instructions to build your own bench. My girls are homeschooling in style with this new bench added to our homeschool room!
This bench is perfect for our table, but the plan is fully customizable to fit yours!
This bench is perfect for our table, but the plan is fully customizable to fit yours!
It's fun, colorful, and oh, so comfy!
It's fun, colorful, and oh, so comfy!
The frame is made out of simple 2x4, 2x6, and off the shelf lumber construction. CHEAP and EASY!
The frame is made out of simple 2x4, 2x6, and off the shelf lumber construction. CHEAP and EASY!
The rear frame comes together quickly.
The rear frame comes together quickly.
The seat frame has a nice angle to add style and comfort. I rebuilt the front legs to fully incorporate them  into the frame to make them extra sturdy.
The seat frame has a nice angle to add style and comfort. I rebuilt the front legs to fully incorporate them into the frame to make them extra sturdy.
Corner bracing keeps your frame square.
Corner bracing keeps your frame square.
I used elastic webbing to make the seat base. This is the real deal, no stiff boards here! It's all about comfort!
I used elastic webbing to make the seat base. This is the real deal, no stiff boards here! It's all about comfort!
A simple plywood piece to back the frame gives me a base for the back cushion.
A simple plywood piece to back the frame gives me a base for the back cushion.
Tracing the pattern on to the foam insures a nice fit.
Tracing the pattern on to the foam insures a nice fit.
This foam cuts SO easily with a jigsaw. SCORE for finding another use for my little saw!
This foam cuts SO easily with a jigsaw. SCORE for finding another use for my little saw!
a little spray adhesive to make things stick...
a little spray adhesive to make things stick...
...and the back cushion is almost there!
...and the back cushion is almost there!
Seat foam is cut and fitted.
Seat foam is cut and fitted.
I found an excellent "tool" to cut through the foam.
I found an excellent "tool" to cut through the foam.
I'm cutting out channels for the button holes. This towel bar chewed through 3" foam like a dream.
I'm cutting out channels for the button holes. This towel bar chewed through 3" foam like a dream.
A little trimmng around each hole for a plush tuft.
A little trimmng around each hole for a plush tuft.
Kind of looks like Swiss cheese.
Kind of looks like Swiss cheese.
Now It's "Time to make the doughnuts!" Adding a plush layer of fiberfill stuffing make s all the difference for a nice  pillowy tuft vs. a flat board with buttons.
Now It's "Time to make the doughnuts!" Adding a plush layer of fiberfill stuffing make s all the difference for a nice pillowy tuft vs. a flat board with buttons.
A double layer of quilt batting followed by my upholstery fabric...
A double layer of quilt batting followed by my upholstery fabric...
...and it's time to tuft! Start at the center row, and center button of your back cushion and work your way out. Fold the creases as you go and keep things looking neat.
...and it's time to tuft! Start at the center row, and center button of your back cushion and work your way out. Fold the creases as you go and keep things looking neat.
This bench has sentimental value as well. The buttons I used were from my grandmother's collection.
This bench has sentimental value as well. The buttons I used were from my grandmother's collection.
The threads are tied n the back using buttons to keep them in place. Lots of knots insure nothing gets loose.
The threads are tied n the back using buttons to keep them in place. Lots of knots insure nothing gets loose.
All of the edges get folded to the back and stapled to the frame.
All of the edges get folded to the back and stapled to the frame.
Take your time on the corners to ensure even pleats. Staple, staple, and staple some more.
Take your time on the corners to ensure even pleats. Staple, staple, and staple some more.
Carefully fold the fabric around the legs and staple in place.
Carefully fold the fabric around the legs and staple in place.
View from the side shows a nice, even upper corner.
View from the side shows a nice, even upper corner.
Clamp and bolt the seat frame to the back. Almost there!
Clamp and bolt the seat frame to the back. Almost there!
A backing piece is measured and cut. Batting and fabric are stapled around three sides. The bottom is left to attach to the frame.
A backing piece is measured and cut. Batting and fabric are stapled around three sides. The bottom is left to attach to the frame.
Once attached to the rear, the bench is finished. Voila!
Once attached to the rear, the bench is finished. Voila!
My girls love sitting at their bench for homeschool! Check out my blog for all the details of this build.
My girls love sitting at their bench for homeschool! Check out my blog for all the details of this build.
Jenny@birdsandsoap

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