Classic Window Seat w/ Drawers

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Project by screwge posted 08-30-2014 06:53 PM 2034 views 9 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Built in Window Seat for my Daughter

Carcass – 3/4” MDO Ply
Face Frame – 3/4” Poplar
Drawers – 1/2” Baltic Birch
Drawer Slides – 22” over extension
Drawer Faces – 3/4” Poplar with Beaded Trim
Window Seat Cushion – 4” foam covered with plush Fabric (made by local seamstress)

Drawers were finished with sprayed on Poly
Everything else was finished with sprayed on Semi-Gloss Latex / Semi-Gloss Poly mix (3:1 Ratio)

BTW If anyone is wondering about my paint/poly mix. I read about this in a magazine several years ago and decided to give it a try. I’ve had VERY GOOD RESULTS using this mix. The finished product seems really durable. Definitely sand between coats to get an ultra smooth finish.

I suppose that the same result could be achieved by painting first and then applying poly separately; but this way it seems that I can get the desired finish in less overall coats.

-- Imagine It... Build It... Enjoy It!

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#1 posted 08-31-2014 04:06 AM

Great Lookin Job

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#2 posted 09-01-2014 03:24 AM

Really nice work. Well done.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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#3 posted 09-01-2014 06:50 AM

Looks good.

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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#4 posted 09-02-2014 01:45 AM

Very neat job and great idea

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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