We decided to make a built in bench in the kitchen to add more seating. It was a simple project but has added much needed space (and is the favorite spot for the cat to take her naps).
We built a basic frame out of 2x4s that we then attached with screws to the knee/half wall for support.
I then added MDF panels for the sides and front. In the same pattern at the kitchen island post.
I used a pine 1″ thick board from Home Depot for the top.
Primed the entire piece and then put on two coats of semi-gloss white trim paint. Done
We made a cushion top with foam and fabric and added colorful pillows to finish it off.