|Project by lobro4||posted 11-18-2009 11:10 PM||5620 views||3 times favorited||8 comments|
So one of the docs I work with says his son needs a window seat. It would be great for him to sit by the window and read… and he loves to read. Storage was a need as well. The result is a 70”x18”x18” oak box. Frame and panel construction. I had debated on whether to make the lid one or two pieces. Once I saw it glued up, no way was I going to cut that lovely long panel in two! (See last picture.) You can see that I chose to put platens and as well as a vertically oriented support on the underside of the lid. No flexing at all under stress. Panels are 1/4” oak ply and bottom is 3/4” oak ply. Rails and stiles are S4S 1x oak. The lid is glued up of three pieces of 5/4 oak. The legs are made from 2 layers of 5/4 oak. Two lid supports may have been enough but I used three 90-pound lid supports to save little fingers from injury. Color is Minwax Golden Oak and the top coat is lacquer applied by a local finish shop. Have fun reading and sitting and putting those toys away, Cole!
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