Bay Window Bench

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Project by captferd posted 04-08-2013 11:08 AM 31680 views 9 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a bench that I built to fit in a bay window. At first the owners idea was to run 2×4s along the outside wall for the back of the top to rest on. After thinking about expansion and contraction and the fact that this is a very nice house I just couldn’t bring myself to doing it that way. Good thing I didn’t. I took the measurements in Feb and installed it First week of April. The length across the front went from 88” to 86 3/4”. Something would have cracked I’m sure. I recognized the finish of his woodwork so the finish was an easy match. The top sheet gets covered to match the kitchen stools and chairs.

I taped off the dimension’s on the floor And built the frame to its size

Built oak panels to cover the front. This is a pinnacle coping sled I use to help make the end cuts on the stiles.

The top and end panels were oversize and cut to fit at the job site.

Just waiting for the top to get upholstered. Will post

Completed with new cushion.

I later built a table to fill the space in front of. You can follow the link to that project.

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-- CaptFerd

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 04-08-2013 12:11 PM

Excellent job on the build.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 04-08-2013 12:18 PM

This is a very nice builtin and you did a fine job on it.

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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#3 posted 04-08-2013 12:57 PM

Very nice, great looking window seat.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#4 posted 04-08-2013 09:51 PM

Great build, nice work.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#5 posted 04-08-2013 11:14 PM

That came out great. With the way that you framed the seat, was it rigid enough to transport or did you put the panels on the framing prior to moving it?

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#6 posted 04-09-2013 08:56 AM

Thanks for the comments.
chopnhack: My whole intention was to build it and just slide it in without drilling and screwing into the walls and floor like the owner first suggested. It worked out just like that. I was able to complete it in my shop ( including the moldings) and load it as a whole unit in the back of my pickup to deliver it.

-- CaptFerd

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#7 posted 04-09-2013 10:22 PM

That is really excellent Capt. It’s a beaut. when things work out so well that you can just slid in a piece that large, kudos sir ;-)

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#8 posted 05-09-2013 10:45 PM

Completed with new cushion.

-- CaptFerd

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#9 posted 05-22-2015 01:36 AM

This is my next project, beautiful good job..

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