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Installing a Banquette: Build a Frame for Seating, Build Facings for Door Openings and Install Top

Installing a banquette is an easy way to add flavor and value to your home. Learn how to build the frame and place the top on the bench seat for a banquette.

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Materials

  • primer
  • duct tape
  • silicone sealant
  • wood screws
  • construction adhesive
  • painter's tape
  • beadboard
  • caulk
  • wood putty
  • 2x4 boards
  • 2x2 boards
  • A/C diverter
  • chair rail wood trim
  • quarter-round trim
  • decorative half-round molding
  • birch plywood
  • premade floor air vent
  • decorative cabinet end panels
  • door panels with cutouts for hidden hinges
  • hidden hinges

Tools

  • power nailer
  • utility knife
  • pry bar
  • paintbrush
  • compound miter saw
  • circular saw
  • miter saw
  • hammer
  • chisel
  • nail gun
  • electric drill
  • drill bits
  • jigsaw
  • caulking gun

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