DIY Bench Seat with IKEA SEKTION Cabinets

One such project is this DIY bench seat, shared by @homeandkind on Instagram, made using four SEKTION IKEA cabinets. This long window bench seat is not just an amazing seating option but also offers ample storage space. Let’s break down the process step by step.

Gathering Your Materials

The first step in any DIY project is gathering your materials. For this project, you will need four SEKTION IKEA cabinets, MAXIMERA pull-out drawers, 2x4s for the base, a drill, wood filler, finishing nails, spackling, paint, and sealant. You’ll also need some hardware for the drawers – @homeandkind used leather pulls for a sleek, modern touch.

Assembling and Installing

Building the Base and Assembling the Cabinets

The first step is to build a base using 2x4s. Once your base is assembled, you can remove the baseboards and place the base where your bench will be. Next, assemble the SEKTION IKEA cabinets and drawers.

Installing the Cabinets

Screw the cabinet boxes to each other and the base, making sure they’re secure. If there are any gaps, certain filler pieces as needed.

Installing the Drawers

Once the cabinets are secure, install the drawers. IKEA’s MAXIMERA pull-out drawers are easy to assemble and offer great storage.

Finishing Touches

Preparing and Installing the Bench Top

Prime, paint, and seal the wood pieces you’ve chosen for the top of the bench seat. Once they’re dry, glue and screw the top to the base.

Filling and Sealing

Fill any holes and the seam between the top and base with wood filler. Attach trim pieces with finishing nails for a polished look, and then fill the nail holes with spackling.

Final Painting and Sealing

Once the spackling is dry, paint over the wood filler and seal it. To achieve a professional finish, caulk the edges of the bench seat.

Adding the Hardware

The last step is to add the hardware to your drawers. @homeandkind chose leather pulls for a chic and modern look.

And there you have it, a beautiful and functional DIY bench seat made from IKEA SEKTION cabinets! For more detailed instructions, cost breakdown, and links to all the materials used, you can visit the blog post at

Final Thoughts

This DIY project showcases how simple it is to transform IKEA cabinets into stylish and functional piece of furniture. Whether you’re a seasoned DIY enthusiast or just starting, this bench seat could be your next project.

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