Kitchen bench seating??
We are planning to install an L-shaped floating bench, similar to the construction in the first picture. The reason we have chosen this construction is because the bench is being built over a baseboard heating unit.
Important to note is that, ours differs in that it will be counter-height--to go around our island. The bench's actual height will be 23" off the ground.
My husband noted today, that perhaps because our bench seat will be elevated higher than standard seat height, "stretchers" might be necessary. Stretchers are typically the bars situated between counter-height stools legs, located close to the bottom of the legs. These strips of wood help provide a place to rest your feet so they aren't dangling in midair.
Do we need stretchers to ensure comfortable seating? Are we dealing with a design flaw here?