IKEA HACK | How to Build a Bench from Kitchen Cabinets

IKEA HACK | How to Build a Bench from Kitchen Cabinets

Learn how to make custom bench seating with storage by watching my IKEA HACK – how to build a bench from kitchen cabinets. ❤ Subscribe to my channel for more DIYs: http://youtube.com/thediymommy?sub_confirmation=1

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We’ve decided to turn our kitchen dining room area into a more cozy and casual breakfast nook. I’ve always wanted to try my hand at DIYing a custom (semi) built in dining bench, so I used some inexpensive IKEA refrigerator cabinets to make one for our new breakfast nook. I love how it turned out & I’m sharing the how to here!

The cabinets I used: https://www.ikea.com/ca/en/catalog/products/S89032781/#/S79040791
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Glue Guns & Roses says:

I have seen this on Pinterest as well it's good to see it in video form. A helpful hint for anyone who would like to do this project, I see cabinets like this at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore all the time for 10 to $15!!!

Gost731 says:

Quite worried about the weight it can take

Allen JN says:

5:06 did she just said “day core”instead of decor? 😂

Suvda khofsoul says:

how did u made the door?

MIke Petro says:

Did you end up using the rails to secure it to the wall? Or is it free-standing (or sitting)

Amandine Fabian says:

This really helped me with my upcoming project

TheMixedGirl says:

love this, looks great

Diva Mom says:

The person who sits in the back of the banquette needs to get up, EVERYONE HAS TO GET UP!!!
Four kids, doesn’t work for us.

2CuteLittleGirls says:

This is awesome. Thanks for sharing!! Where’d you get that gorgeous jute rug?

Merchy 10 says:

Te quedó impresionante👍👍💖💖

Anne Handa says:

Great idea it is actually very easy once I saw you put it together

Shahanna Grey says:

I’m going to try this in my caravan.

AmelNewz - Tissage Sans Tresse / Lissage says:

Bravo il est très beau

Tricia Z. says:

Such a great idea! I can’t wait to try this. Did you make the pillow on the right? It looks like crochet or macrame or woven. I can’t tell which. Love it!

Καλλιόπη Σταμούλη says:


Cash Time Youree says:

This is a awesome idea if you already have the stuff. However kitchen cabinets are not cheap and about time you buy the two kitchen cabinets you are already at 150 bucks. It's still a cool diy, just a pricey one.

Tiffany Steward Benn says:

I love it and thank you for sharing

Chantale Mitchell says:

I love this diy just what I needed for my space. Can’t wait to do this

Sheila B says:


Ba Ri says:

Am I watching you work outside in a singlet ? Is thst snow I see in the foreground? What ever it is it looks pretty.

Liane Robinson says:

I love the finished bench. It's really handy to have the storage open at the front and not have to lift the seat up anytime you want to get to anything inside. I'd really like to know the overall cost of the DIY against buying a purpose build bench of the same size. I'd like something similar for my hallway so shoes can be stored underneath. Thanks for sharing and showing how easy it can be. 🙂

aleksandra83mercury says:

I like this, it looks great! One question though – how do you open the doors? There are no hooks.

Annalyn Andres says:

Hi. Which kitchen cabinet from ikea did you use? Link not working

Vina Kumar says:

Next can you make coffee table

floriduh Girl says:

does the cushion slide? I use velcro alot. LOL

Chessa Kali says:

Great video. You make it look so easy!

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