I needed some seating for my small dining room and have always wanted banquette seating so I designed and built a bench with MDF. You'll see in this video how easy it was to build - I had all the pieces cut at the hardware store and putting together everything only required a drill and a few hand tools! I added an upholstered panel and wall panels that I also made and used an inexpensive dining table and chairs from IKEA (which I also got a makeover!) to complete the seating area. It took a while to complete the whole thing but I love it!