Picture of DIY bench for a banquette
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I needed a simple bench for banquette seating in my dining room and I couldn't find one that would work with my dining room table so I thought it would be fun to make one out of 3/4" MDF. I had all my pieces cut at the hardware store so all I had to do was put the pieces together.

I used 1 x 4'x8' sheet of 3/4" MDF because I needed the rest of the MDF for another project but you can fit the pieces for the bench in 2 x 2'x4' sheets ($25) and the lattice was about $5 so that's $30 for the materials. I already had the primer, paint, and screws on hand.

I'll outline the main steps here but you can also see the entire building process in detail in this video:

Step 1: Attach the legs to the top

Picture of Attach the legs to the top
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I put glue on the top edge of the leg and used corner clamps to hold it to the top. I drilled pilot holes to prevent splitting and screwed the pieces together, sinking the screw heads below the surface.

ni ni1 year ago


EYSpace (author)  ni ni1 year ago
Thank you!

Very cool! Thanks for sharing this.

EYSpace (author)  audreyobscura1 year ago

Thanks and you're welcome!

shazni1 year ago

I like this...you have great taste

EYSpace (author)  shazni1 year ago

Thank you!