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Project by Marty Schlosser posted 12-07-2010 01:37 AM 1551 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The window seating area had been a bit of an eyesore for quite some time, so we elected to renovate it. The first photo show everything completed with the exception of the drawer handles in place and baseboard molding at each end in place. It’s unfortunate I didn’t have a “before” shot, however the second photo depicts the project underway. The framing was simply 2X3 screwed into place, followed by 1/2” plywood on each side of the drawer cavity. The inexpensive 3/4 extension drawer slides function quite well, with reasonable access to the drawers. The handles lend a contemporary touch to the piece.

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#1 posted 12-07-2010 05:07 AM

Neat. I am about to try something similar and am just beginning to think about what a bench will need to support someone’s weight.

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#2 posted 12-07-2010 03:26 PM

I should have mentioned that the top of the bench has 1/2” plywood overlaying the 2X3 framing. The 2X3 framing goes around the entire perimeter, and there are 3 front to back 2X3’s: one in the centre and one on each side of the drawer cavity, attached to the vertical 1/2” plywood pieces on either side of the drawers.

Hope that clarifies the support question, “Spunwood”.


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