How to Build a Banquette Storage Bench
A built-in banquette is a great space-saving option for adding extra storage and seating.
Measure the width and length of the inside of the drawer.
Cut the poplar stock on the miter saw based on the length and width.
Using the nail gun, secure the poplar stock together, creating a perimeter box to be placed inside the drawer.
To add support and create compartments, measure and cut one piece of poplar stock to fit the width of the perimeter box.
Nail the width support to the perimeter box in the center with the nail gun.
Measure and cut three pieces of the poplar stock to fit the length between the width support and the front of the perimeter box. Nail the utensil supports in place using the nail gun.
Place the bottom organizer into the drawer. Mark the height of the organizer on the back of the drawer above the organizer.
Using a jig saw, cut out the back of the box above the mark.
Place the drawer slides lengthwise on top of the bottom organizer. With them in place, measure the distance between the drawer slides to determine the width for the top drawer organizer.
Measure and cut the poplar stock using the measurements for the length and width. Nail the top perimeter box together.
Measure and cut the luan to fit the back side of the top organizer perimeter.
Using a nail gun, nail the luan to the back side of the top organizer perimeter.
Use the screw gun and the provided screws to attach the drawer sides to the sides of the top organizer box (Image 1). Screw the drawer slides into place on the inside walls of the drawer (Image 2).
Slide the top organizer into the drawer, and replace drawer into cabinet. Fill with utensils and mail.