DIY WINDOW BENCH SEAT
YOU WILL NEED
6 x 90mm x 45mm framing pine
Saw, hammer and nails
Drill and screws
1 x MDF standard panel for seat
6 x Blum full overlay hinges
Mounting kit and drill bit for hinges Easy Craft Easy Regency primed
MDF interior wall lining panels
67cm x 18mm white primed timber and 110cm x 18mm white primed timber for finishing trims
Paint for lining panels and trims
5 x 112mm x 112mm solid pine posts, primed and dressed
STEP ONE Determine the dimensions of your daybed, including backrest.
STEP TWO Build the frame by screwing pieces of framing timber together. The seat depth should be at least 80mm.
STEP THREE Clad the frame and backrest with wall lining panels.
You’ll need to cut them down to size.
STEP FOUR Nail on the 67cm x 18mm finishing trims around the base and underneath the seat opening, and the 110cm x 18mm trims along the top of the backrest (see picture above).
STEP FIVE Cut to size and attach your MDF seat with hinges.
STEP SIX Paint the daybed.
STEP SEVEN Join your feature posts together – two long ones for the front and a rectangular frame at the top. Attach the front two feature posts to the front of the daybed. The back post of the rectangular frame will need to be fixed to the wall.
STEP EIGHT Cover with seat and scatter cushions and you’re done!
Snuggle up Kyal and Kara built a daybed for their DIY challenge.