Asked on Aug 26, 2018

How do I build a U-shaped breakfast nook?

by Ays19447509

The breakfast nook will go here. See attached picture.

q how do i build a u shaped breakfast nook
  5 answers
  • Ken Erickson Ken Erickson on Aug 26, 2018

    Do you want the U to fit against the walls and window and extend to the 2 existing countertops? If so, then the counter will cover the window with light below and above. Are you trying to have a U-shaped seat and use the table and/or replace the table with longer one.

    • Ays19447509 Ays19447509 on Aug 27, 2018

      Hello Ken, the U shaped will not extend to the counters, that is the walkway into the kitchen. It will only be in the nook under the window. The table will be replaced. Thanks for your answers.

  • Happy Days Hometalker Happy Days Hometalker on Aug 26, 2018

    U shapes are hard to place furniture in, are you sure?

    • Ays19447509 Ays19447509 on Aug 27, 2018

      Yes, the area is very large, I was thinking of a table that I got from Ikea or a round table.

  • Roselane Siler Roselane Siler on Aug 26, 2018

    Hi there. I would suggest you check out some great videos on YouTube. This old House also has tutorials. A lot will depend on your budget and having the required tools. Building a simple 2x4 frame based on your measurements, and then adding either front doors/drawers for storage.

  • Donna Donna on Aug 27, 2018

    I've seen great things on Hometalk where folks used surplus upper cabinets as the base (like those over refrigerators) and then built seats to top them...plywood with foam cushions. Seating plus storage in sort of a C-shape, squares off. The cabinets are about the right height for a base, top, and 3" cushion. Check at Rehabitat or places that resell stuff from demolished/rehabbed houses

  • Nevena MacLean Nevena MacLean on Aug 28, 2018

    This is what l would do if l wanted to change what you have there. I find those chairs and table fantastic (much fancier than ikea). Unscrew the setting. Put two in each corner and the other two where you want your nook to end. Get the solid wood boards cut to size and place them on top, using chairs legs as your bench legs. You might need to reinforce between the chairs if the bench is to long. If your benches are against the wall just upholster the wood bord of your liking to make a backrest and hang it between two chairs on the wall. The windowsill side should stay clear - you can put larger bench and make it rest on the windowsill for renforcement. Your wood bench would be fancier upholstered, put matching pillows on windowsill. For the table, just use the same with larger glass on top. P.S. keep the chair setting for when you whant to change back to as it was. Hope that was clear and made sence, also it should be technically possible in your space as from just a picture l can’t be sure

    • Ays19447509 Ays19447509 on Aug 28, 2018

      Thanks Nevena, that is a wonderful idea, but the table are chairs have been passed down to a cousin. I wish that I would have thought of that before giving it away!!