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Bay window seating question Answered

Hello,
        I'm hoping somebody can shed some light on a project I want to do. A new property I'm moving into has bay windows and I want to build a seat for the Mrs. to read and relax on, however any time I look for instructions it has you attach the seat to the wall. Would there be any detriment to simply building a seat in the shape of the wall and just pushing it against the wall without installing it permanently? I'm renting this place and don't fancy having to rip this out of the wall if they don't want to keep it.


Thanks,
Adam

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ThirdEarthDesign
ThirdEarthDesign

4 years ago

A freestanding bench will be fine, just build a frame similar to the one in the photo (build it to fit the shape of your bay). Use some wooden panels to trim/finish the sides that are visible, cut a solid piece of MDF or ply to make the seat on top (add padding and upholstery to give it a comfy finish).

You can also add some hinged doors to the front or just hinge the whole seat to make it double up as a storage box.

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Yonatan24
Yonatan24

4 years ago

Don't want to ruin the place + unknown skills. OK...

An L-shaped chair, as Downunder35m says? Bent plywood?

Pictures or a sketch would help us help you :)

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Downunder35m
Downunder35m

4 years ago

What is wrong with just placing a suitable chair or similar next to the window? ;)

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AdamF138
AdamF138

Reply 4 years ago

I suppose nothing, it's just something I wanted to do as a project.

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Downunder35m
Downunder35m

Reply 4 years ago

L-shape comes into mind.
If the bottom part is long enough and the entire thing stable enough you can mount a seat on the vertical part of it.