Build a DIY breakfast nook and you’ll be able to enjoy coffee, breakfast, and light meals with friends and family—while tucked away in a corner of your kitchen or dining area.
This cute, cozy L-shaped nook is assembled from two connecting benches. It’s the perfect place for socializing or for a quiet moment. This breakfast nook is easy to build, uses simple materials found at your local home center, and can be completed in just a couple of days.
DIY Breakfast Nook Features
- Uses Veneer Wood: The bench fronts are faced with plywood, itself faced with hardwood veneer applied in the factory. All you need to do is cut and install the plywood—the veneering has already been done for you.
- Simple: All of the materials can be purchased at your local home center or lumber yard. The structure is made from two-by-fours and the edges are trimmed in one-by-fours.
- Inexpensive: Since the rear sides of the benches face walls, they do not need to be covered with veneer wood. Eliminating this step saves on costs and time.
- Custom Cushions: The cushions can be upholstered in any fabric that you choose.
Scheduling Your Project
While the nook’s build takes only a few hours, you’ll need to factor in the multiple coats of stain and coating. Due to oil-based polyurethane’s slow curing time, this will take two or three days. Be sure that each coat is completely cured before applying the next coat.
Source: The Spruce