Built-in Banquet seating with storage
I originally posted this over on the knotts side but no one there seems interested in this so maybe this is the better place to post this.
I would like to solicit ideas from y'all on a built-in banquet seating project that SWMBO has just green lighted. Please see the attached pic oakdining1 so that we are talking about the same thing.
I want to do a three sided built-in banquet with lift up seats for storage of our not-super-often-used big kitchen gadgets.
The breakfast nook is ~8.5 by5.5' and looks like this (please see attached kitchen02.jpg.) I want to fill the three walls with the seating and hopefully be able to reuse the table.
I am not an official fine woodworker so my skills and tools are going to be limited. I am thinking that I would like to make the frame out of regular dimensional lumber held together with glue and pocket screws (which I have experience with). I would then like to face the banquet with some nice maple and stain it to match the cabinets.
Taking into consideration that the main tools I have to do this with are only a SCMS, a tablesaw (yet to be purchased but I did get the okay), a circular saw, a router and the super pocket hole kit (what ever the heck its called). What are folks thoughts on this idea.
Any pointers or points to some useful plans would be greatly appreciated.
Crazy Home Owner
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