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Corner Banquette Tutorial

When creating this banquette, we knew we wanted something open & airy below as to not close off our tiny kitchen, as well as provide adequate air flow beneath as the vent lives there as well.  I choose a classic profile for the leg & went from there.


8 - 3/4" Sanded Plywood Panels cut to 17"x18"

2 - 3/4" Sanded Plywood Panel cut to 20" deep x length of banquette

1 - 1x4x6 Board

2 - 1x3x6 Boards

Wood Glue
Wood Filler
Sand Paper
Paint Brushes


It sounds (& looks) more complicated than it really is.  We knocked this out in a day & a half including an extra trip to the store & paint dry time.  If you utilize your big box store to make your larger cuts, you are already halfway there.  You could also choose a simpler leg profile if you don't feel as comfortable with the JigSaw.  In order for our bench to sit flush against our wall, we did take our Multi Tool (using the saw blade) to notch out a small segment of our baseboards where each of the legs were. This allowed us to slide the unit into place & attach to the wall. 

Knowing my weakness is sewing, I sent my cushions off to the upholsterer to be made.  We had two Box Cushions made (with Piping) using 2" thick foam.  This puts the overall seat height at around 19.5".  Which is a very comfortable height (especially since we are a tall family.)

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  1. Great job!! I adore the complete look of the banquette....but love those curtains!

  2. Oh, this is fantastic and exactly what I've been looking for! Thank you! Thank you!

  3. I have a nook in my kitchen with a vent and for the longest time I didn't know how to tackle that without blocking it. You have given me great ideas, thank you. Also do you have suggestions for bay windows that are long (tall) if I built a banquette to follow the wall of the bay area, the chair/seat would be higher than the bottom sill of the window. Does that make sense? I don't want to have to shrink the window frames. You have great ideas!

  4. This is perfect! I have eagerly been awaiting your tutorial. Are the legs attached to the wall at all or just to the seat? Do you find that it is sturdy enough not being attached to the wall?

  5. The legs are attached to the seat (top) & the front trim piece. Once the trim piece was attached they became sturdy. My husband has stood on them & the littles has jumped on them... So they are definitely sturdy enough with just the cleats.

  6. This space turned out amazing!! I kind of can't stop stairing! Love the pattern mixing.

  7. Adorable. Can I ask what fabric you used for the seat?

  8. Love it! Where can i get that fun polka dot fabric?

  9. You're a genius I tell the polka dot fabric too!! Looks amazing in there!

  10. Just amazing! We deferred this very project to free up some money for our kitchen rehab, but this looks like something my husband could do on his own. Nice job!

  11. Hi Christine! The fabric is Laura Ashley & you can get it here :

  12. Hi Sus! The fabric is Laura Ashley & you can find it here :

  13. Your house is beautiful and you have the touch Marty! You
    made it happy with all that gold and yes, never thought gold would be Summery,
    but it is and I love it! The tangerine is awesome and very classy, indeed.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Have a great weekend.
    House Decoration

  14. Kristin,
    I'm close to finishing a bench that was inspired by your project and wondering how much fabric you needed for your cushions?


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