Paneled Window Seat
Just start with a simple plywood box and go from there. You won't believe the end result... Some basic materials and simple joinery add up to a great-looking window bench.
You’ll probably have only one problem when you build the window seat pictured above — convincing your friends that it only took a couple of days to build. It looks much too nice to be so easy. You start by building a simple plywood box. A sheet of plywood and a little bit of basic joinery is all it takes. Next, you cover this “shell” with solid-wood framing and add some traditional molding. Glue, brads, and a handful of screws hold it all together. In no time, the basic plywood box is transformed into a classic. One of the shortcuts that makes this possible is using pre-made moldings purchased at a home improvement store. This saves a lot of work with no sacrifice in quality.
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- Metric (unavailable)
What You Get:
- 7 pages of step-by-step instructions
- 30 full-color photos and illustrations
- A design option for the base and top that offer a more casual look
Note: After your purchase, you will receive an email containing a PDF attachment of your purchased plan, as well as instructions for logging in to download the plan and access any other associated files and videos, which will all be located on this page.
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The United States Customary System of Units (USCS or USC), more commonly referred to as the English or Imperial system, is the standard set of units for our plans. It uses inches and feet for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are in the United States, and it is the one we have traditionally offered on this website.
The International System of Units (SI), more commonly referred to as the metric system, is the alternative set of units that we have available for some of our plans. It uses millimeters, centimeters, and meters for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are outside the United States. These plans are provided by our business partner, Australian Woodsmith, and are based on the original Woodsmith plan. However, dimensions and other elements of the plan may vary between the metric and standard versions. Be sure to double-check the plan before building.