• Hometalker
  • Pinnacle, NC
Asked on Dec 17, 2018

How do I make a bench in front of a window?



5 answers
  • Ken Erickson
    on Dec 17, 2018

    It would depend on whether you want free-standing or built-in. More details needed.

  • William
    on Dec 17, 2018

    Here ya go! What other Hometalkers did.


  • Joy30150932
    on Dec 17, 2018

    Free standing. Build a box with 2X2" 's for corner strength. Cover with 1/2 inch plywood on all four sides and bottom. Use a 1/2 inch piece of plywood to make your top. Staple or glue white fluffy filler fabric to the surface of the wood. Staple fabric over top of that to the under side of the board. You can either paint the remaining plywood or cover the front with fabric or other boards or material to suit your taste. If you have a removable top you can use the bench for storage. Make the seat last so that it can overhang about an inch all around the top.. Draw a sketch with measurements first so that you have an idea on how to go about starting our project.

  • Bijous
    on Dec 17, 2018

    Hi. Use 12 or 15 inch upper kitchen cabinets and make a box for underneath to bring them up to seating height (typically 18 inches). Now you not only have seating but storage also! happy diy'ing!

  • Vimarhonor
    on Jan 1, 2019

    HelloI Katie,

    Consider having a look at Ana Whites site. She has building plans for so many home and outdoor for items. Here’s a link for a bench, but consider looking around at other options if it’s not exactly what you were thinking about, or need an easier option.



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