W. David Seidel, AIA - Architect
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Custom Bench and Shelving traditional-kitchen

Custom Bench and Shelving

My clients were expecting their first child and I proposed the window seat and putting a hinged lid on the bench so it could be used as toy storage. All the cabinet wood in this kitchen is solid maple that was not good enough for a clear coat but perfect for painting.

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July 13, 2012
kmhurt4 wrote:
Love the chairs! Where can I get them?
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W. David Seidel, AIA - Architect
Sorry, I do not know. Same as the tables, the owners supplied those.
    Bookmark   July 13, 2012 at 3:54PM
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July 1, 2012
jodycatherine wrote:
Where did you get the cafe tables? I love them!
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W. David Seidel, AIA - Architect
Sorry, I do not know. The owners supplied those.
    Bookmark   July 2, 2012 at 4:21PM
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What Houzz contributors are saying:

The L-shaped bench is a terrific addition to a small kitchen. It expands the dining area and allows for window seating at the same time.

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2 Tables. Hmmm.
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Small scale window seat
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size tables
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Cant have windows like this because nothing to lean against.
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close to what I'm looking for. bigger cushions for the bench and different color/look for the chairs.
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bench under the windows - could i do that at the end of the room? With a "slide over" table/island for when I need work space?
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use two tables yes
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this is the idea of a corner window seat that is similar to your situation.
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