Dining Room Banquette

How To Build A Dining Room Banquette

I love the look of a dining room banquette bench because it adds character to a newly built home. However, having a floor plan that accommodates this doesn’t come around very often. I recently worked on a project that was perfect for a banquette, so I thought I would share with you how it was built. The…

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