Bay Window Built-In Bench

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Project by cgrooms posted 12-03-2015 09:51 PM 1056 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a bench I built for my sister-in-law to go in her bay window. The case and the seat parts are built out of plywood and the raised panel front is made out of maple. I measured everything at her house and then built the bench at my shop. I built the plywood part of it a tad small all the way around and then I built the seat parts and the raised panel frames big so I could cut them to exact size at her house when I installed it. It turned it pretty good doing it that way. I had to run electric through it because the bench covered up existing outlets. I also built it with a storage area in the middle part of it.

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#1 posted 12-04-2015 01:40 AM

Great job on this built-in. The raised panels look awesome.

-- AJ, Long Island. New York

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#2 posted 12-04-2015 03:28 PM

Looks great well done….

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 12-05-2015 03:32 PM

Nice and well designed. Is there a reason you didn’t put storage in the ends? Can never have too much storage.

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#4 posted 12-06-2015 12:44 PM

Thanks for the nice comments.

Knothead62 – The only reason I didn’t have storage on the ends is because I have electrical wiring running through there to extend the outlets from the wall to the front of the bench and I didn’t want them to be accessible to just anyone.

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#5 posted 12-06-2015 01:01 PM

This is a very nice addition and it enhances and accents the window so that the both become the focal point of the room. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#6 posted 12-09-2015 10:11 AM

Beautiful work.

-- CaptFerd

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