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Project by Timbo78 posted 11-01-2015 11:03 PM 1340 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.





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BurlyBob

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#1 posted 11-01-2015 11:10 PM

That’s a beautiful job you did. Sadly, the view does not compliment your creation.

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Brett

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#2 posted 11-02-2015 03:11 AM

Beautiful! I would love to have a place like that to sit and eat or read or surf the web. It’s great that your brother can overlook the back yard and keep an eye out on his domain.

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16 http://www.TheCrookedNail.blogspot.com

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#3 posted 11-02-2015 11:43 AM

You may not have known what you were doing, but the end result looks great! I’m sure that was lots of work. You are a good brother.

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#4 posted 11-02-2015 01:42 PM

You did a beautiful job on this and its a great asset for your brother’s home.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#5 posted 11-02-2015 02:08 PM

Turned out great. I love seeing these types of projects. They offer some unique challenges but some great opportunities also. It’s also great knowing your work is used daily and not just sitting in a corner somewhere collecting dust.

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grantd

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#6 posted 11-02-2015 02:09 PM

Turned out great. I love seeing these types of projects. They offer some unique challenges but some great opportunities also. It’s also great knowing your work is used daily and not just sitting in a corner somewhere collecting dust.

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Timbo78

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#7 posted 11-02-2015 03:10 PM

Thanks for all the positive comments! And you are correct, BurlyBob, it will never be described as a “room with a view.”

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#8 posted 11-03-2015 12:49 AM

Very nice work on this widow seating area! And while the view outside isn’t that great, the view inside certainly is!

-- Dean

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#9 posted 11-03-2015 12:21 PM

Awesome is the word that comes to mind… Very well done!

-- The greatest compliment you can give a person is to copy and hopefully improve upon their work.

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