book shelfs and window seat

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Project by JoeC61 posted 05-08-2009 02:18 AM 3618 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made the shelfs and window seat from 3/4” oak plywood and 1”x4” oak. The window seat was designed to accomodate file cabinet drawers from an existing file cabinet (which matches a desk in the same room). The room is too small for a file cabinet, shelves and the window seat, so taking 3 of the 4 drawers from the file cabinet and reallocating them to the window seat was the best option. We need to find someone to sew a cushion (preferably leather) for the seat.

-- Joe-Carver, MN

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#1 posted 05-08-2009 02:58 AM

Great looking project. Innovative also, using the matching drawers.

Great dog carving also.

-- Father of two sons. Both Eagle Scouts.

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#2 posted 05-08-2009 03:19 AM

Really nice project!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 05-08-2009 04:04 AM

THis looks really nice. How did you finish the front edge of the shelves? I’ve used both a lamination strip and used solid wood both have their strengths. Anyways, looks real good.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#4 posted 05-08-2009 06:29 AM

Looks great. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#5 posted 05-08-2009 06:35 AM

a fine job well done

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#6 posted 05-08-2009 03:00 PM

Nice job in accommodating your office needs in a small space while making the room very inviting.

-- Phil in British Columbia

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#7 posted 05-09-2009 06:33 PM

That was a great idea, well done. What a fantastic addition to the house. Perfect!

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#8 posted 09-23-2009 04:58 AM

Looks great, nice built-in. There are lots of places online that will make custom window seat cushions. I know they can be affordable but can get costly based on material and size. You’ll have to check on leather.

-- some day I hope to have enough clamps to need a clamp cart!

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#9 posted 10-02-2009 12:12 AM

A great way to find some storage without loosing too much floor space, nicely done!

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#10 posted 10-02-2009 12:28 AM

Nice work, I really like it.

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#11 posted 03-07-2010 02:55 PM

Joe, What a fantastic project and so well executed too. I’ve been looking to do something with my office to add storage space and I think I’ve found it. Hope you don’t mind if I BORROW it. Just to complete it, what did you make that white fluffy thing on the seat out of?

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