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I have a fairly barren room with two windows on one wall, and I would like to make a low bookshelf underneath the windows that will also be wide enough for a pseudo-couch to lie down on for reading and other relaxing activities. I took more time making the paint drawing below than this post, so APPRECIATE! Thanks 8D

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Schisler7

10 years ago

That's is very true and I'll take it into account, but I am 6' 2" and the windows are pretty sturdy.... but anyways, laying down on it was also part of the plan haha

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Goodhart

10 years ago

yeah, I would have to agree with Caitlinsdad here. Especially about the windows as backrests. An open window, or a weak one, could have you outside quite unexpectedly, and maybe with a lot of broken glass to boot.

It is normally pretty uncomfortable to sit that high up from the floor, unless you happen to be 6' 8" or so in height :-)

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wwnormando

10 years ago

My advice... get a new room! Ha ha. The best way to make this is to test it out by buying an old bookshelf from a garage sale and going at it. If you screw it up, you haven't lost anything really valuable so its your best bet.

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caitlinsdad

10 years ago

If 30" is the height of your bookshelf, that is as tall as a regular desk. It will be too high if you want to lean against the window and use as a normal couch or seating. Your feet would be hanging off the shelf and would have to climb up there. You many want to maybe build 2 taller sides and have a lower middle for seating so you can have something to prop back pillows against like a chaise chair.