After jumping into building furniture (first project was our Farmhouse bed). We needed kitchen nook seating. I didn’t want the space to go to waste so I figured seating AND storage would be fab! Here’s the deets:
Kitchen Nook Before:
This is a fully custom project as I needed to do my own measurements and style as well as fit around a heater vent and add in bead board and baseboards to tie it into the rest of the kitchen.
Start the project by laying out the wood. I used 3/4″ plywood strips cut for me at the hardware store.
Next step was to build out the boxes, I had some unevenness on our wood floors, but I was able to fix that later with a bit of paintable caulk to fill in the corners before painting.
framed out the front and sides with wood and bead board, added 1×3 boards to the top that would be where I’d add the piano hinges later. then filled gaps with caulk and painted (before adding heat vent cover and tops)
Painted and added a heat vent cover. I used the awesome aluminum pattern stuff from home depot and just cut it with tin strips, and used 1×3 boards to frame it in.. Then used long piano hinges to add the seat tops that fold up for storage!
Here it is all finished before putting the custom seat cushions (tutorial coming soon!) and table back in.
Let me know if you have questions, I didn’t follow any plans kind of looked at ideas I liked and made measurements that worked for my space. It was definitely a tough project but taught me a ton about building!
Get out and DO!