Window Seat Built-In

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Project by JeremyMorgan posted 05-17-2013 04:23 AM 1624 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a project that was completed this past winter. It was my biggest woodworking undertaking to date an the first project to require an extended period of time to complete. There were a lot of first for me, first panel glue-ups, cope/stick doors, cabinet case work, face frames….etc. The bench that was there stuck out too far and collected dust under it. We decided it would be nice to utilize that space for storage….of something other than dust bunnies.

The two drawers in the center are on full extension slides and are sized to work as lateral filing cabinet drawers. The cabinets on the end don’t hold much since they are triangular, but they do provide a place to stash random items that end up in the living room.

The case is knotty alder plywood with knotty alder face frames. Doors are knotty alder with spalted maple plywood panels. The cabinet tops are spalted maple.

I have pictures of the entire process on my blogger page.

-- Jeremy Morgan, CO Front Range,

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#1 posted 05-17-2013 04:28 AM

What a lovely and useful window seat… you used your head on that one.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#2 posted 05-17-2013 11:58 AM

Super nice window bench & storage unit, great work. Nice mix of woods, great looking piece. Something to be proud of.

-- "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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#3 posted 05-17-2013 12:21 PM

Very nicely done, Jeremy. It turned out great.

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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#4 posted 05-17-2013 06:20 PM

The before and after pictures are significant. Great upgrade.

-- “Always take a banana to a party, bananas are good!” - Tenth Doctor

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#5 posted 05-17-2013 06:26 PM

Aside from being kinda awkward and ugly…the final straw for the old bench was when the cat peed on it.

-- Jeremy Morgan, CO Front Range,

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#6 posted 05-18-2013 02:22 AM

Well thought-out design. Looks comfy.

-- "At the end of the day, try and make it beautiful....because the world is full of ugly." Konrad Sauer

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#7 posted 05-20-2013 12:26 PM

Nice job! it looks great and is functional!

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#8 posted 05-21-2013 03:43 PM

Smart idea and design on the built-in, very practical and functional. Love the additional storage. Great job!

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