How to make a kid's corner table bench, perfect for a corner in the dining room or playroom.
I had a headboard and foot board in my storage shed for quite a while now. Maybe even a couple of years. It wasn’t real sturdy, and I knew I couldn’t make a regular bench with the pieces. I saw a great bench at Running With Scissors and it inspired me to make this cute little corner table bench or banquette.
Rough design of corner table bench
Use a small block to mock up table legs
Connect 45° boards with pocket hole screws
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The bed pieces had some pegs sticking out of them, so I rested the boards on them to get a “dry fit”.
Cut corner table bench legs to size
That allowed me to measure and cut the legs to size. I marked the placement of the legs on the bottom of the seat.
Attach corner bench legs with pocket holes and wood glue
Fill in gap with scrap boards
It’s looking good, but if you look closely you can see a gap between the seat and the bed. I filled it in with a 1x4 that I cut to size and screwed into place.
Here you can see the 1x4’s in place. You could notch your seat to fill this void if you plan ahead.
Add apron or skirt to corner bench
In this picture I have attached the front skirt on each side. I used 1x4’s and attached them with pocket hole screws. You can see the two end pieces laying on the seat, with pocket holes drilled, ready to attach.
Paint underneath of kid's corner bench
After all of that, it was ready for some primer. A piece like this is easy to paint with my Finish Max. This view of the underneath shows a lot of the construction details of how to build a corner bench.
Paint red topcoat
You can see that I used my red oops paint to paint the corner table and bench.
I think it’s perfect for a large dining room for the “kids” table. Great for meals and/or homework. It would also work great in a play room for arts and crafts!
I made the table from scratch, you can see it in the post DIY Kids Table.
Here are a few updated pictures:
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