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DIY’s how to build a banquette

Seating and storage. In many homes, there’s just not enough of either.

Fortunately, there’s a simple solution that can help you get more of both in a stylish form known as a banquette.

Banquettes are typically built-in seating benches that provide extra space for guests at the dinner table, while providing storage for less-frequently used items below. This plan, offered by the DIY network, gives step-by-step instructions on how to build a basic unit with plywood and common lumber. Of course, with this as a starting point, you can feel free to design your own plan to meet the needs of your dining area.

2 thoughts on “Link of the week”

  1. i noticed a big problem with this information.
    there was never any mention about safety in the entire article, even though many of the tools were power tools.
    the article suggested cutting a full sheet of 3/4″ plywood on the tablesaw,and that a helper might be handy, allowing the idea that the helper is not needed.
    for those of us that do this kind of work for a living, this might not be an issue, but for a person who might be a ‘weekend woodworker’, this could become a tragedy

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