Breakfast nook bench seating that I built for a customer. The customers original plan was to have all three pieces connected together but I explained that in this situation that would not be advisable. The new plan was to leave them as individual units that can be moved around the room to accommodate different seating arrangements. All that’s missing are the cushions. The next project for this customer will be building a Trestle style table so the movable benches will work great as now they will be able to have a bench on each side of the table.
This was so far my biggest built yet. I learned a few things along the way but one lesson learned is going to save me so much time and headache on all my future projects. Paint Sprayer!!!! After spending about an hour to get one coat of paint on two of the units I decided I was going to invest in a paint sprayer. I picked one up locally at Lowe’s and for the most part was very pleased. It took about 10 minutes to apply a second coat to each of those two units and a first coat on the third unit. All in all it only took about an 1 hour of paint time to get three coats of paint on each bench.
As far as the build went, it was pretty straight forward. I used 2X4 construction for the frame and then faced it with 3/4″ cabinet grade plywood and then select pine for the trim work. Each of the two side benches each has a built in storage for the clients children to store books and supplies for when they are doing either homework or crafts at the coming table. To allow for the benches to move around easier and have a little adjustment to the height, I had adjustable furniture glides under each bench. They move around pretty easy and have about 5/8″ of height adjustment.
All in all the customer was happy and I was happy with how the bench seats came out.
Now on to the trestle table!