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keith macpherson

04:26PM | 11/19/03
Member Since: 11/14/03
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TIME AFTER TIME I HAVE TRIED TO FIND INFO ON HOW TO MAKE A WINDOW SEAT FOR DO-IT-YOURSELF PROJECTS. I HAVE TRIED OVER THE INTERNET IN THE PAST BUT HAVEN'T HAD ANY LUCK. SO IM HOPING SOMEONE CAN GIVE ME ADVICE. HOW DO I START & WHAT TYPE OF WOOD DO I NEED TO HOLD SOMEONES WEIGHT?

Altereagle

02:55PM | 11/21/03
Member Since: 12/27/02
543 lifetime posts
Inset or outset... lift, or drawer... paint or stain... is it a large seat or small?

keith macpherson

05:13PM | 11/21/03
Member Since: 11/14/03
5 lifetime posts
WELL I WOULD LIKE IT TO BE STAINED BUT I DONT KNOW WHAT YOU MEAN BY INSET OR OUTSET. IM SORRY BUT IM NEW TO THESE THINGS. MAKING A WINDOW SEAT IS JUST SOMETHING I WANT TO TRY BUT I WANT A LITTLE KNOWLEDGE ABOUT IT BEFORE I ATTEMPT TO BUILD ONE. I WANT IT TO FIT SNUG UNDER THE WINDOW.

keith macpherson

05:18PM | 11/21/03
Member Since: 11/14/03
5 lifetime posts
I FORGOT TO MENTION IF ITS EASY TO ADD A DRAWER THAT WOULD BE COOL & IM NOT SURE ABOUT THE MEASUREMENTS BUT I THINK THE SPACE THAT I HAVE IS 50in. I HOPE THIS IS ANY HELP

Altereagle

09:14AM | 11/22/03
Member Since: 12/27/02
543 lifetime posts
Is it a bay that goes out (outset) or just a window that you are placing a seat under so then it would be built in (inset).. then we can tackle a design for you.

keith macpherson

04:23PM | 11/22/03
Member Since: 11/14/03
5 lifetime posts
Thanks for telling me the difference. It would be inset. I want the window seat to be cushioned & also a place to store items underneath like a chest.

Altereagle

09:13AM | 11/23/03
Member Since: 12/27/02
543 lifetime posts
For an inset you can use 2x4's on flat against the bay, then place 3/4 ply (oak-maple-birch your choice) across the top.
If you are a beginner use a template for the top. The edges can be covered either in a glue on banding or you can rip a 1/4 off of the matching 1x stock.
For the drawers I would use 2 sets of full extention glides, that makes the drawers 1 inch smaller that the openings.. you'll probably get two 20" openings.
Place 3 gables (uprights) for the sides of the drawer (one center) you can bring in the 2x4 to help support them or screw then in I'd also put a 3 1/2 inch kick, or match the surrounding base.

I made this short but it should get you the idea... putting on the face & those types of things I didn't put in. If you want to see one of the ones I did, ask and I'll place a few pics on my forum for you.

Alter Eagle Construction & Design

keith macpherson

03:57AM | 11/27/03
Member Since: 11/14/03
5 lifetime posts
thank you for your time answering my questions
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