Corner Dining Bench

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Project by cgrooms posted 07-25-2012 04:12 PM 39695 views 9 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a corner dining bench I recently built for our dining room. It’s loosely based off plans in a recent Fine Homebuilding magazine (can’t remember the issue). I modified the size to fit my space and the plans called for drawers to slide out the front of the seats. I thought those would be awkward to use with the table being in front of the bench, so I changed it so that the seats would open from the top to access the storage space. Alot easier to use with the table in place.

It is built primarily out of 3/4” plywood bought from a big box store. I drew up the plans in Sketchup and then I found an awesome program called Cutlist Plus that was able to give me a cutting diagram. I was able to get everything I needed out of 3 sheets of plywood. All the plywood is held together with glue and pocket hole screws. It is really solid. The seat back is made from maple my lumber yard had on sale for $1/BF. It had lots of color running through it but since i was painting the project it worked great. I made the frames for the lower section of the seats out of the maple as well. I used hardboard beadboard for the panels in the lower section.

It turned out great and it provided us alot more seating for our dining room for alot cheaper than buying chairs to match our other dining chairs. The extra storage is great too.

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#1 posted 07-25-2012 04:33 PM

Good job ! Looks like a very useful construction.

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#2 posted 07-25-2012 07:46 PM


-- --- Measure twice, mis-cut, start over, repeat ---

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#3 posted 07-26-2012 01:03 AM

If my house could have something like this, it would be great, but just doesn’t work with our setup

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#4 posted 09-07-2014 07:17 AM

Looks great, I am thinking to do something like that for our new kitchen. Thank you!

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