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Project by SawdustOnMyBoot posted 03-20-2013 11:54 PM 1102 views 5 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey y’all! This built-in was a blast to design and build! My family needed seating for our teeny tiny kitchen so creating a board and batten banquette was at the top of my to-do list. Clocking in at two weeks (worked on it intermittently while watching my adorable toddlers) & $150 bucks (luckily we have an electrician friend that ran an outlet into it which I built the little door for)... this project was well worth the time and money spent + my family loves it which makes me over-the-moon happy! :D

-- The only difference between try and triumph is a little umph... and many a splinter in the hands! ;)





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gsimon

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#1 posted 03-21-2013 12:57 AM

this is a really good project and i like that you mention the budget
A friend of mine is trying to figure how to utilize his small space with two kids running around
I will show him this and offer to help build – it’s simple and very tasteful and kid friendly
thanks for the progress pics too
cheers
Greg

-- Greg Simon

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SawdustOnMyBoot

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#2 posted 03-21-2013 01:05 AM

Thanks so much for the kind words, Greg! So glad this might give your friend some ideas! Crazy thing is that the decorative cushions for the 4 wall boards (haven’t decided if I want to inset fabric yet) & the L-shaped cushion for the seat will end up costing way more than I spent to build the whole thing, lol! I need to barter woodwork with a seamstress!! Hope you have a great night! :D

-- The only difference between try and triumph is a little umph... and many a splinter in the hands! ;)

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jaysonic

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#3 posted 03-21-2013 02:01 AM

I like that idea! Even without the small space that’s nice! Even though I’ve already planned the table I’m going to build, I’ve always wanted something like this. That’s look awesome, thanks for the post!

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cajunpen

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#4 posted 03-21-2013 02:01 AM

Very creative use of space and nice job of carpentry, oh, and a nice looking young man too.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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Brasco18

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#5 posted 03-21-2013 03:06 PM

Very classy. I built some breakfast nook furniture myself. Not nearly as classy as this, though.

-- When a 'want' meets 'simplicity', it creats 'progress'.

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SawdustOnMyBoot

19 posts in 549 days


#6 posted 03-21-2013 08:11 PM

Thanks so much, jaysonic, cajunpen, and Brasco18!! It was a fun project to design and build… thinking of doing a bookcase wall in the near future! Happy woodworking to y’all! :D

-- The only difference between try and triumph is a little umph... and many a splinter in the hands! ;)

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josh

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#7 posted 03-22-2013 12:08 AM

Those are nice pics of the progress. There is just something about built-ins that I like. I may do something similar in my own teeny kitchen. No kids yet, though.

-- Josh; Former Pennsylvanian, current Coloradan

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SawdustOnMyBoot

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#8 posted 03-22-2013 01:44 PM

Thanks for the compliments gsimon, Brasco18, jaysonic, cajunpen & thejosh!! Y’all have inspired me to start working on my family’s future wall bookcase/bench unit! Nothing makes a house feel like a home more than built-ins… I love the architectural detail they bring to an otherwise boring space… therefore I’m always cashin’ in my pennies for wood, hehe!

-- The only difference between try and triumph is a little umph... and many a splinter in the hands! ;)

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