|Project by Timbo78||posted 11-01-2015 11:03 PM||1374 views||3 times favorited||9 comments|
I made this for my brother’s house. It was my first carpentry project, and I approached it with no clue what I was doing and just tried to figure it out as I went along. I was stuck for awhile on the seats. I was trying to cut 5 trapezoid-shaped pieces, but couldn’t get the angles exactly half of the wall angle, so even though the angles were complimentary, the front ends didn’t line up. I still don’t know a method for cutting an exact angle on a piece longer than will fit on my miter gauge. Then my brother’s neighbor recommended I just cut square tops and put fixed triangles in between. As you can see, that’s what I did and it turned out looking really nice (I think). And it was super easy. All the seats open for storage, and they had me put a mini-mudroom area on the left side. Overall it was a fun project that definitely challenged me and helped me learn some new things. Thanks for looking.