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

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.

Thank you!<br>
<p>Very cool! Thanks for sharing this.</p>
<p>Thanks and you're welcome!</p>
<p>I like this...you have great taste</p>
<p>Thank you!</p>
<p>Great job, looks superb.</p><p>I just wish I could find a source for the upholstery foam so I could build something similar but it seems to have disappeared from the market around here.</p>