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Dining together is the oldest form of community bonding and entertainment. Meal time among family and friends is a special time that is made better by not only the food and drink, but the ambiance and comfort as well.
Imgur member, MidnightXII’s family loves to entertain their guests. They decided to raise the bar of dinner gatherings at their home, and you’ll dig what they did. The best part? After reading this, you’ll be able to do it yourself!
Their hand-me-down table and chairs just didn’t stir their spirits much. Too cramped. Too ordinary. Too limited.
First they had to clear everything away and see what room they had to work with. Of course, the dog helped inspect and make sure everything was in order.
The measurements were 9’ by 6.5.’ They then pulled out all of the quarter round at the floor.
Wooden supports were attached to the studs, with the seat supports being roughly 20” apart.
Next, vertical and bottom supports were added to stop any flexing of the seat.
For the other two sides, no studs were available to attach a support beam. So, they just built square supports instead.
The seats are made of ½” plywood. Hinges could have been added to create storage space, but they decided they didn’t need it.
Padding was created with 2” seat foam covered in outdoor fabric using staples. The foam turned out to be the most expensive part of the project. Who knew foam was so expensive?
Bead board was used for the sidings.
A new AC vent was cut into the appropriate bead board. The vent was extended with piping and a great deal of duct tape.
The trim was put up with nails and caulk.
Two coats of white paint were used for the finish.
A custom table was measured and built to fit perfectly.
After the final touches, this comfy and stylish dining area can now fit 12 people — or 15 if using end chairs. Bravo!