window bench

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Project by Pabs posted 02-13-2013 02:43 AM 1734 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

window bench finally complete…
we had a set of cushions from our old house’s window bench. I ended taking the wall down (on the left) and building this bench to accommodate the cushions.
ply wood top and poplar face frame.. drawers are Russian birch ply (1/2 inch) and drawer fronts are poplar frames with birch ply for the inserts.

Full extension slides for these huge drawers that fit a ton of the kid’s toys!

at the end of the bench (not visible in these pics) I put a trap door that you can access from the top of the bench. that gives even more storage for stuff you don’t need access too as often.

anyway, simply little project but I think it came out ok

-- Pabs

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#1 posted 02-13-2013 03:24 AM

Looks good. I built a window seat long ago and if you’re going to put cushions on it it’s better to have drawers like you have here. I wish I had thought of that when I made mine.

-- Just a man with his chisel.........

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#2 posted 02-13-2013 03:25 AM

Good job Pabs

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#3 posted 02-13-2013 07:23 AM

i like window benches nice job…

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#4 posted 02-13-2013 11:18 AM

hi nice job, is the grain visible through the paint, I have job to do that needs a painted finish but i dont want to see the grain once its painted .

-- Ireland, Galway .... fingers! "we dont sell them"

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#5 posted 02-13-2013 02:41 PM

Well done, great job!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#6 posted 02-13-2013 03:20 PM

Great work. Very nice…

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

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#7 posted 02-14-2013 12:31 AM

That really looks good

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#8 posted 02-14-2013 01:37 AM

Scottishbob…. the grain shows mainly on the plywood only because I used a plain grade ply… had I taken a high end ply it would not really show.. the poplar is a real nice wood for painting.. .does not have much in the way of gain..
also it depends on the type paint you use, how coats, etc…

-- Pabs

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