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How to make a bay window bench seat with storage

Make a Bay Window Bench Seat With Storage

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This is a speed square.

This is a speed square.

Measure your bay window for bench seat. Measure height, length and depth. Take into account lid (seat) thickness. I used three-quarter inch oak plywood. Which gave me an overall height of 21 inches.

You will need to make both miter cuts and beveled cuts. Always ensure to check your measurements twice, cut once. Both my miter  and beveled cuts were at a 45 degree angle.

You will need to make both miter cuts and beveled cuts. Always ensure to check your measurements twice, cut once. Both my miter and beveled cuts were at a 45 degree angle.

This is setup for a beveled cut

This is setup for a beveled cut

A top down view of a beveled cut.

A top down view of a beveled cut.

Set for a miter cut

Set for a miter cut

This is a miter cut... And my feet :-)

This is a miter cut... And my feet :-)

Start with the lower beam closest to you. This will require a beveled edge. When your cuts are complete attached to the floor and to studs in the wall.  Ensure your cuts are flush and level

Start with the lower beam closest to you. This will require a beveled edge. When your cuts are complete attached to the floor and to studs in the wall. Ensure your cuts are flush and level

Next attached ledger board to studs in the  back wall. Make sure to adjust height for backboard. And then attached backboard to ledger board

Next attached ledger board to studs in the back wall. Make sure to adjust height for backboard. And then attached backboard to ledger board

Next make your cuts and attach top 2x4

Next make your cuts and attach top 2x4

Both miter cuts and beveled cuts shown here

Both miter cuts and beveled cuts shown here

Make sure to attach two by fours to studs

Make sure to attach two by fours to studs

Overhead view

Overhead view

Toe in braces

Toe in braces

Add support braces for lid. Make sure it's symmetrical

Add support braces for lid. Make sure it's symmetrical

Whenever possible delegate work. :-)

Whenever possible delegate work. :-)

Don't forget to match the grain. I chose horizontal for the front and vertical lines for the top.

Don't forget to match the grain. I chose horizontal for the front and vertical lines for the top.

Make sure to ventilate properly while staining also sand it.

Make sure to ventilate properly while staining also sand it.

Just about done, now all we need to do is the finishing touches

Finished it off with some shaker style facing.

Finished it off with some shaker style facing.

  • 5.0 2x4 studs
  • 1.0 Level
  • 1.0 Tape measure
  • 1.0 Compound Miter saw
  • 1.0 Speed square
  • 1.0lb Screws
  • 1.0 Stud finder
  • 1.0 Circular saw
  • 2.0 Sand paper
  • 1.0 Finishing nailer
  • 1.0 Power drill
  • 1.0 Hardwood plywood
  • 1.0 Sandpaper
  • 1.0 Stain
  • 1.0 Air compressor
  • 1.0 Piano hinge bracket
  • 1.0 Brad nailer