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Bench and Mantel traditional-family-room
 

Bench and Mantel

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November 24, 2013
James Doogan wrote:
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I jealous, I wish my house came with such a window the superior craftsmanship is obvious.
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Briggs Design Associates, Inc.
usually anything that changes your home's footprint will require a permit. The change will show up on a survey when you go to sell your home.
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August 19, 2013
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S.A.N Design Group, Inc.
If you go to www.richelieu.com you will find different types of lid stays.
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May 31, 2013
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Thank you sooo much! We completed the job yesterday. Ended up using a piano hinge as the door is so heavy due to its size. The contractor didn't feel the other hinges I had ordered would support the door.

He kept the plywood top that "outlines" the lid and filled it with wood filler to make it smooth as it was already on when he saw the bow in the plywood lid. :( Hopefully the pattern will not come through, it looks smooth now. I have some soft close brackets on order that will hopefully protect my little guys fingers.

Thank you for all of your feedback on the MDF and hardware. If any of the hardware I went with fails, I will look into what you used. Again, I appreciate your insight. They are lucky to have someone with your expertise in your location.
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I am glad it worked out! In the end it will be just as you wanted! Thank you for your compliments as well and good luck going forward! If you have any questions, please ask! Thank you once again.
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April 6, 2013
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Thanks so much!
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one more question.. are you suggesting we put a stile on the left and right and also put a rail down the middle? You aren't suggesting to do anything at the bottom correct?
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January 19, 2013
Jeanne Schnell wrote:
What material was used for the floor?
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I didn,t do the floors. I am only a cabinet maker. However from my observations, the floor is oak but the stain I am not sure of!
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October 23, 2012
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I made the seem to be 3/16" when its closed. In person, it is really smooth looking. I also do think the lighting and the picture has a lot to do with the seem being so smooth as well! Thanks for the compliment.
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September 18, 2012
ladychocolate wrote:
How much? - How much would it cost for a custom-made window seat like this? Please give a range if it depends on material or whatever.
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robyn8
I made my first window seat today it looks great

outdoor storage bench
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jasonjstdr
I love this storage and seating idea. I might try to use it across a wall instead of in front of a window.
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January 21, 2012
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joelo
Poplar would be my choice since it is painted. Harder than pine and sands, stains & paints well.
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can you give me an idea on what this would cost to build? I'm getting bids right now and want to know how much I'm being ripped off. :)
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January 14, 2012
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This window seat was custom built by me. I do custom cabinetry. Are you from the New York Metropolitan area? If so, then maybe we can discuss a project you would like to do? Let me know. Thanks!
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September 13, 2011
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I love these window seats, I had them in my old house and was a great storage for big bulky items. We're redoing a room that is. Ow basically
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I LOVE Lee Valley! it's in Ottawa (a store front that is) their catalogues are amazing and service unmatched!
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May 23, 2011
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This unit is 18" deep and 20 1/4" high
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thanks much
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May 13, 2013
marylykens wrote:
what colrs would go well with notty pine wood
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January 17, 2012
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What Houzz contributors are saying:

For a more elegant look, try a natural fiber blend, like jute/chenille or sisal/wool. The rug under this couch looks like a sisal/wool blend, which provides the durability of sisal with the warmth and softness of wool.
Between Naps on the Porch added this to Tapping Into The Hidden Storage Space In Your Home
Do you have a bay window in your dining room, bedroom or family room? Consider adding a hinged window seat into the bay and have the seat hinged to take advantage of all that space inside. Or add drawers or doors for access to the storage without moving cushions. It's a great place to tuck away extra pillows and blankets.
A spot to stow away toys, extra blankets, and pillows in the living room made sense to many of us.
Natalie Myers added this to Dreamy Window Seats
Storage, storage, storage. Don't waste the space underneath the seat itself. This is great for storing winter blankets or toys.
A built-in window seat would be a very good storage spot for seasonal clothes or blankets.
Pangaea Interior Design, Portland, OR added this to 15 Ways to Design an Easy-Clean Home
11. Plan your storage carefully. Make use of every nook and cranny. I could do several ideabooks just on the topic of storage alone. But these two basic guidelines will help you plan storage that helps you clean up in a hurry.Put storage near the place where the items to be stored are actually used. This window seat storage is handy for holding extra lap blankets for the sofa. If this is a family room, games or toys might go in here. This would be much closer than a hall closet halfway across the house. Locate your most often used storage where it is easy to reach. Although cabinets or closets that run all the way to the ceiling do make use of space, if you have to drag a step stool out to put things away, it will slow you down. Save those high cabinets for items rarely used.
E.R. Miller added this to The Best Uses for a Bay Window
Storage that opens from the top is smart for families with little ones that they want to keep away from pullout drawers or cabinets, but the seat cushion will have to be removed for someone to get to the storage underneath. Storage accessed from the top also benefits those of us who tend to lose things at the backs of cabinets.

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Love seat / storage for downstairs bedroom
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like the lift-up versus drawers--cleaner.
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For toys blankets etc. could also build in basement.
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great for seat by window
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built in storage
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Put storage near the place where the items to be stored are actually used. This window seat storage is handy for holding extra lap blankets for the sofa
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Bench
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Put storage near the place where the items to be stored are actually used. This window seat storage is handy for holding extra lap blankets for the sofa. If this is a family room, games or toys might go in here. This would be much closer than a hall closet halfway across the house. Locate your most often used storage where it is easy to reach. Although cabinets or closets that run all the way to the ceiling do make use of space, if you have to drag a step stool out to put things away, it will slow you down. Save those high cabinets for items rarely used.
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like the window seat has storage.
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Could use if have long bench/seat in living area Western wall
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Plan storage carefully
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window bay storage
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love this idea for toys/blankets
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window box storage for playroom
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Bay window with storage
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Great storage idea!
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guest room - window nook/storage
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Need for our bay.
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neat idea. not something we want or require. but, it looks nice and is a good use of space...
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Storage bench
Para ser colocado sob todas as janelas do Apto. !! Não necessariamente com a abertura como esta, poderá ser frontal, de correr !!!
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Bench with storage, full length of window
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like window seat make narrower
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Storage
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Christian's toy box built on knee wall by bed
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for bella
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family room storage cabinets
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For blankets in kids room
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to mi prijde dobre.. obecne kdyz uz nabytek na miru, tak bych urcite chtel, aby byl timto zpusobem ucelny
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Opening for window seat.
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put this in family room, move couch closer to middle of room
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for french window
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library
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storage space for living room
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maybe this could be helpful somewhere....depending on the upstairs design??
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maybe this could be helpful somewhere....depending on the upstairs design???
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under the windows
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Window seat (for both family room and kitchen
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window seat storage
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bench to kitchen
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Storage
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windowseat?
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Built in for LR at stairway
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Window storage
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Storage. easy to build later
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Window seat with storage.
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Window seat floats
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bench & storage
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Nook
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Is this a ton of work? Awesome extra storage
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good storage idea
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bay window seat with sstorage fab.
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Great storage idea
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para mi cuarto el banco con cajón
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Storage
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window seat?
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Window seat
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Smart
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For the bay window by the piano in mom and dad's living room? Window seat and music storage. What about heating?
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Clever use of space
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存储
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Window seat with storage
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storage
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Top opening storage doors
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need storage
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built ins for the library!!
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pour les bancs en dessous des fenêtres un peu partout?
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Seating and storage area In second living room
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storage near the window sitting area
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Great storage
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Window seat
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Good storage solution
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Bench for living window
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Neat storage
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Storage
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keep the toys at bay
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Clever use of storage space
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for window seat in dining room - more storage!
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Back bedroom window seat idea
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window seat
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build in corner of office with pullout drawers vs lift up storage
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Window seat storage
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Love window seas and the extra storage
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Window seat
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Storage window bench
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banquette pour samuel
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idea
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Storage
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Our window seat area
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the cupboard as a storage area for sheets and lining
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Storage
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Space saving
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piano hinged storage for comforters and pillows
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Storage
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Could build something like this in the corner and have big cushions to sit on. Nice place to relax and read.
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