Video Series: Build a Breakfast Booth Bench
Follow along as John White builds the breakfast booth featured in the Fine Homebuilding article Breakfast-Booth Basics. This video series will show you how to make this built-in bench featuring sturdy, straightforward construction details.
Have an empty nook that could use a little inspiration? Follow along as John White, shop foreman at Yestermorrow Design/Build School, builds the breakfast booth featured in the Fine Homebuilding article Breakfast-Booth Basics. This hour-long video tutorial (divided into segments below) demonstrates how to make a built-in featuring sturdy, straightforward construction details. White’s tips will benefit even the most-experienced carpenters.
To learn more about the design principles of this bench, variations of this design and sources for foam cushions, read Breakfast-Booth Basics from Fine Homebuilding’s Annual Kitchens & Baths Issue, #191.
Follow this 14-part step-by-step video tutorial
|Step 1: Build a circular saw jig||3:09|
|Step 2: Make a box for the base unit||5:01|
|Step 3: Install sliding drawer tracks||7:51|
|Step 4: Build and install a drawer||5:35|
|Step 5: Install the seat top||2:37|
|Step 6: Build a jig for tappered cuts||2:55|
|Step 7: Install the base unit trim||3:39|
|Step 8: Add trim to the leg supports||7:12|
|Step 9: Install drawer front faces||3:48|
|Step 10: Determine the angle for the back||2:56|
|Step 11: Cut a back for the bench||3:21|
|Step 12: Mount the back to the base||5:10|
|Step 13: Attach trim to the back||4:14|
|Step 14: Install wainscoting and final finsh||3:35|
Photo by: Krysta S. Doerfler