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Inside: How to build built-ins with a bench seat plus printable instructions! Just ask my neighbor, she probably sees me standing and staring at them daily through our front window. I know how difficult the finish work can be to get looking pro. So I dove in… and the result?!?! This post contains affiliate links for your convenience.
As attractive as window seats are, only a few older homes with deep dormers seem to have them. And adding a window seat has always been considered impractical. First, you need a niche that features a window. Then, the seat has to be custom-built by a cabinetmaker or trim carpenter to fit the exact width and sill height of the window. Not surprisingly, this approach is expensive and time-consuming.
How to Build Built Ins with a Bench Seat or Window Seat
Description: We wanted built-in bookshelves and I have always loved the idea of a cozy windowseat to curl up in while reading a book. We decided not to use the backing board, we filled the track in with joint compound. I brought a shelf to Home Depot and they matched the paint color very well—although I got semi-gloss and the IKEA finish has slightly less of a sheen, but the line for the track is invisible after being filled and painted. We removed the baseboard trim behind the bookcases and on the side. We measured from the rear wall to where the studs were on the wall. Once the bookcases were in place, we measured from the rear wall to where we knew the studs were and screwed the bookcases to the studs.
Nesting With Grace. We have a window seat and it seemed WAY too complicated to attempt ourselves. Until my brother-in-law showed us how it easy it was! This is a follow up post to that post. It is true. I actually think after watching my brother-in-law complete this I could actually duplicate it. And a huge thank you to him, he is teaching all of us so much!