Window Seat

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Project by roblap posted 01-26-2010 06:49 PM 3099 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First major woodworking project and first project posted here, so hey everybody!

Started out with a barren bay window that frankly was just a lot of wasted space. Got some inspiration from the awesome projects here, did a couple Google Sketch-ups for the design, and went to town! It was finished just in time for my wife to host her baby shower at the house this past weekend, and we needed the extra seating!!

It’s 3/4” ply from HD, and poplar for the face frames. Some hidden hinges from Rockler for the lids and that’s that. The design was pretty much “on-the-fly”, but I’m pretty happy with the finished product. Plenty of storage and seating for up to six!

I still want to do a cushion for the top, but that’s going to have to wait a while.

Thanks go out to everyone here on LumberJocks for their inspiration and support!


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#1 posted 01-26-2010 07:01 PM

Let me be the first to say, great job on this project… looks perfect and will provide loads of additional seating…
well done…

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#2 posted 01-26-2010 07:56 PM

Let me be the second to say “great job”. I’ve got a similar bay window and you’ve given me some inspiration!

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#3 posted 01-26-2010 08:04 PM

All bay windows should have a seat storage system like this, but then again I’m a storage junky so I may be biased. Nice work!

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#4 posted 01-26-2010 09:38 PM

Very practical seating. Great job.

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#5 posted 01-27-2010 03:27 AM

Nice window seat.

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#6 posted 01-27-2010 03:29 AM

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#7 posted 01-27-2010 08:07 PM

Thanks everyone!

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#8 posted 03-03-2010 08:42 PM

very nice bench!
do you need to remove the carpet beneath the bench?

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#9 posted 03-04-2010 02:32 PM

@ning: Actually no I left the bench sitting on the existing carpet. It was designed and built to be somewhat removable. When we do hardwood floors eventually, I can pretty easily pop this out and tear up all the carpet and run the hardwood underneath and put the bench back on top, or just floor up to this and leave underneath just subfloor.

It has little rubber feet on it that sink into the carpet and give it a good solid feel, not like it’s floating on carpet.

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#10 posted 05-15-2010 07:42 AM

Congratulations, great job. Definitely an inspiration for me to use a similar space i have.

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