How to build a bench for a banquette

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!


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  2. Shawn

    Hi Isabelle

    Can you tell me where you purchased the canvas drop cloth?.

    • Isabelle LaRue

      Hi Shawn,

      I bought it at Home Depot but you can get it in any hardware store.

  3. Anna

    Hi Isabella. I really like your sits I have been following you for almost 4 years now. Love love love your diy very inspiring. I would like to built a similar banquet but my measurementor is 5 ft long please guide me that in order to built a 5 feet banquet do I need support in the middle at 2.5 feet.

    • Isabelle LaRue

      Hi Anna, Thank you so much, glad you enjoy my projets and ideas! To be on the safe side, yes, I would add a support in the middle. Good luck with the build!

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