Large Bay Window Seats

Project by Bearpaw posted 04-06-2011 06:10 AM 12129 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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I have been finishing a basement that is 2500 square feet. It has an office, bath, bedroom (15’ x 18’), a kitchen with a breakfast area, 3 walk-in closets, hall and a media room. The bay window is off of the media room. The media room is 14’ x 29’ and the bay area is 15’ wide x 7’-6” deep.

The first thing I had to do was attach a nailer strip below the windows. It was very important that this was level because the floor was out of level 3/4” in the 15’ width of the area. I then made templates so I could get the correct size of the storage boxes. I attached heavy duty floor levelers, from Rockler, to the base frame and then the box was attached to the nailer strip.

The next thing was cutting, attaching the tops, cutting the lids. The lids are attached with continuous strip hinges from Rockler. The hinges are L shaped to give more support for the lid.

The boxes and tops are made from 3/4” paint grade birch with all exposed edges covered with iron on birch tape and the face trim is popular. It has 1 coat of primer and 2 coats of interior gloss trim paint. There will be a 2 1/2” thick, custom made, cushions ready in about 3 weeks.

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posted 04-08-2011 02:21 PM

Wow, well done. They make the area.

Storage and seating, 2 things most commonly wanted.

Will you show pictures with the cushions?

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posted 04-10-2011 07:24 PM

We like your work in Maine.. Very nice indeed.

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posted 04-21-2011 05:11 AM

Nice work!


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posted 05-21-2011 07:08 AM

that one big window seat,looks good,

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posted 07-27-2011 06:19 AM

This is great! Glad that you managed to do it all by yourself, it is really a wonderful job done. I wonder if I would be able to do this for an office I am trying to design too. It would definitely save a lot on costs and I would not need to hire an interior designer to design it for me.

-- Sarah Spacey - http://www.interaction.uk.com/

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