diy dining bench with storage

simple and budget-friendly

Wanna see how I built this dining nook bench with custom storage in my dining room that also doubles as an office?

Supplies Needed:

– 2x4s (We used 6) – 3/4 inch poplar board – shiplap boards (we used 6) – 3/4” thick plywood board – 2  12” piano hinges – table saw (or circular saw) – drill/driver – 18 gauge nail gun with compressor and nails – construction screws

Locate and mark studs in wall. Cut 2×4’s (to desired length for bench minus 1.5 inches) and attach to wall for upper and lower frame work with proper screws to studs. I used SPAX 3 ¼ construction screws.

step 1

Cut (to desired depth for bench minus 2 ¼ inchs) and attach 2×4’s to the existing 2×4’s using the toe nail method with construction screws.

step 2

Attach bottom front 2×4 to frame work using construction screws.

step 3

Cut (to desired height minus 3 ½ inches) the outside corner vertical 2×4 to framework using pocket hole joinery.

step 4

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