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Project by TrentFysty posted 02-08-2013 06:29 PM 2430 views 13 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a fun project to undertake. My brother moved into his first house and wanted to do something to create more eating space given the lack of formal dining room. After some thought I put together an idea on Sketchup and he and his girlfriend loved the idea.

The benches are built out of 3/4 plywood to avoid needing a frame. I added supports for the seats and hinged lids. This also added the benefit of extra storage in the kitchen. I used bead board for the back support and then built the table out of maple. The kitchen is a black and white theme so the trestle table base is stained with a General Finishes black stain.

The kitchen can now seat 10 people which more than satisfies their needs. The table top is pieced together hard maple and is 1 3/4” thick. All said and done I think it turned out well. There will be cushions for the benches and pillows to lean against.

Lumberjocks was a great help in looking at other projects for ideas.





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rlamb007

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#1 posted 02-08-2013 06:51 PM

Very Cool..I am currently working on a similar project. Did the seats turn out sturdy enough just using the cabinet type construction? Looks like it turned out really nice.

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#2 posted 02-08-2013 09:15 PM

Hot!

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Douglas

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#3 posted 02-08-2013 11:25 PM

That looks great. My next project for my house is a corner banquette / bench and kitchen able too. I hope to start next month. Thanks for the inspiration.

-- Douglas in Chicago - http://dcwwoodworks.com

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#4 posted 02-09-2013 01:55 AM

Great concept and I love the white on blue and wood transformation!

-- What if the hokey pokey really is what it's all about?

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#5 posted 02-09-2013 02:24 PM

Very nice, great job!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#6 posted 02-11-2013 02:11 PM

Great space saver project! Like the nice build of the bench and the beautiful table especially the additional storage. Wonderful idea!

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