My dreams came true this week, well if you count that I pretty much forced my dreams into submission and took matters into my own hands to make them come true! I have wanted to build a window bench in my front room since we purchased our home five years ago. I finally rolled up my sleeves and decided to DIY it myself. This bench is awesome, and provides A LOT of extra storage space. I really feel like it has elevated our entire space.
I did a lot of research on window bench tutorials, the one I liked most was this one. I really appreciated his drawings, they helped me understand how to engineer my own. I feel like tutorials on things like this that are SO custom to each space are hard to use when working in your own specific areas.
I know a lot of you want to know the cost, I believe with the hardware I spent about $120. I’ll list the materials I used below, I ended up using a couple scrap pieces + reused my original baseboards which saved me a little bit of money.
- 1 4 x 8 sheet 1/2″ MDF
- 1 4 x 8 sheet 1″ MDF
- 6 2 x 4 x 10
- 3 1 x 4 x 8 MDF finishing trim
- 2 1 x 6 x 8 MDF finishing trim
- 6 heavy duty brackets
- Miter Saw
- Finish Nailer
- Wood Glue