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 bench or banquette.
Do you remember all that lumber I got recently? This board was 12 feet long. I had no place to store it, so I got busy making this bench and cut this monster down to size.
I cut it on a 45 degree angle and worked on making some pieces to skirt it out.
Because I knew I was going to be using 4×4 posts, I cut a small block to use as a guide.
The bed pieces had some pegs sticking out of them, so I rested the boards on them to get a “dry fit”.
That allowed me to measure and cut the legs to size. I marked the placement of the legs on the bottom of the seat.
I attached the 4×4 posts with pocket hole screws and Gorilla Wood Glue .
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 1×4 that I cut to size and screwed into place. (not shown)
Here you can see the 1×4’s in place.
In this picture I have attached the front skirt on each side. I used 1×4’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.
After all of that, it was ready for some primer. A piece like this is easy to paint with my Homeright Finish Max .
You can see that I used my red oops paint to paint the bench and a table.
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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