How to build a bench for a banquette

DIY, Furniture

Learn how to build a bench & how to make a bench cushion to create banquette seating & you will get lots of dining room décor ideas for your small dining room, including how to add personality to the inexpensive IKEA Ivar chair and INGO table.


  1. Allo Isabelle
    Bravo! again for a great diy. Seeing you doing all this wonderful stuff shows me I shouldn’t wait for my hubby to do it for me :) Merci!

    • Allo Chantal! Merci bien :) Indeed, there’s absolutely no need to wait to anyone! You can do it :)

  2. You never fail to impress and I’m so excited for the next episode! Will we see you on TV soon? I sure hope so!

    • Thank you so much, Rachel! I hope so too, being on TV would be amazing!

  3. Very beautiful. I love the bench and the fabric you used. I absolutely love your videos, I am on your site every other day waiting for a new one. =)

  4. Wow! Thank you so much…your projects never cease to amaze me. You give me confidence and the PDFs are icing on the already good cake!! Keep up the good work and I pray for your continued success. Oh, I just knee the back part of the seat was next. It’s like a good TV series for me…the suspense is real…lol! Thank you.

    • That’s so great to hear, and I’m happy that the pdf’s are helpful! I split up the projects to make things easier for watching but I can see how it would create some suspense LOL! Thank you for watching and for sticking around for the “to be continued”….!

  5. Sorry supposed to say ‘knew how to build the back’…

  6. Wow, you are so impressive. I so look forward to your ideas. I share this one in particular with my sister who wants to create a bench seating area in her kitchen.

    Always looking forward to the next episode.

    • Thank you so much Denise for your kind words and thanks for watching!

  7. I’ve clicked the subscribe button before you finish talking. It’s too good!

    • Thanks so much for watching and subscribing!

  8. I just wanted to tell you I love all your projects that you are sharing with everyone. This is really a wonderful project. I can not wait until your next show. Keep up the great work.

  9. Your video inspired me to build an entry bench with a shoe-rack and a matching mirror-frame. I made the depths of the bench a little narrower, but used your measurement for the rest. Thank you for sharing your great ideas!

    • Wow, thank you so much for sharing your project with me Rie! I love it! I love the addition of the shoe rack to the bench and the mirror looks great too! Do you mind if I share it with others on FB and Pinterest? I know they will be inspired with your project as well. Thanks again for sharing!


      • Of course please feel free to share!! Thank you for your feedback – I recently started DIY, and having great time watching your videos :)

        • Great, thanks! Well, you did an amazing job, keep going with DIY :)

  10. Nice work!!! Really makes me want to make something!!! And I have never even held a drill in my hands! :)

    • Thanks Elena! It’s really fun to build something, you should give it a try :)

  11. Hi Isabelle

    Can you tell me where you purchased the canvas drop cloth?.

    • Hi Shawn,

      I bought it at Home Depot but you can get it in any hardware store.

  12. Hi Isabella. I really like your sits I have been following you for almost 4 years now. Love love love your diy very inspiring. I would like to built a similar banquet but my measurementor is 5 ft long please guide me that in order to built a 5 feet banquet do I need support in the middle at 2.5 feet.

    • Hi Anna, Thank you so much, glad you enjoy my projets and ideas! To be on the safe side, yes, I would add a support in the middle. Good luck with the build!


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