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Installing a Banquette: Preparation and Building the Base

Here's how to get started if you want to install a fun, functional eating area in the kitchen. Learn to install a banquette yourself with these easy steps.

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Materials

  • primer
  • paint
  • 2x4 boards
  • duct tape
  • silicone
  • wood screws
  • 2x2 boards
  • construction adhesive
  • painter's tape
  • beadboard
  • caulk
  • wood putty
  • 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
  • brushes
  • compound miter saw
  • circular saw
  • hammer
  • chisel
  • nail gun
  • electric drill
  • drill bits
  • jigsaw
  • caulk gun

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