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08 Jan. 2008

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If you're planning your spring and summer projects, definitely add this custom DIY window bench to the list! This modern window bench is a pretty straight forward project (just follow the 'measure twice, cut once' rule) that provides loads of seating and storage! I also want to mention that I did have to move the HVAC vent forward so it came out the front of the window seat. Build a small framing wall with 2×4 lumber that fits perfectly in the front width of the bay window. Cut and attach 2×4 boards on the angled walls of the bay window and stop them at the front framing wall. At this point in my build, I decided I wanted a shallower seat and wanted to bring the back forward a little, so I added additional horizontal supports between the front to back supports.


Cut the two middle seat panels down to size and route all the front bench panel edges with a router and a rounded bit.
Use a jigsaw to cut the profile for the new window stools (if you saved the old ones you can use them as a guide). At this point in the window seat build, we ran our plank walls up the sides of the windows, and capped them off with Howe casing. To save money, I purchased a long piano hinge and cut it in half with a metal cutting wheel on a Dremel.
Attach the piano hinge to the back support and the top of the lids using the screws provided with the hinge. A hinge usually goes on the inside, that way you only see some of the middle ridge, not the side plates and screws.


I used a kreg jig (tutorial for using a kreg jig) to create pocket hole joinery to secure the supports. All those sentiments and more have been going through my head since I finished the built-in window seat in our bay window. We have a bookcase that was built over the register and the wood inside grew mold because there wasn’t enough force to blow the air and moisture out the front of the bookcase.


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