Window Seat Bookcase

 
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Joseph Edward DanielsPublished on 12/23/2016

My house is old and as a result, the floor isn't level and the walls aren't always square. This project was challenging.

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What you will need

I used pine boards. 1x6 and 1x10s and edge glued pine (hobby board) for the final top. 1x20x96.

How to do this project

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First I built a bookshelf center. I used our existing books to make sure there was at least one section tall enough for our tallest books. The center was put together with dowels. Then I screwed the top and bottom to the middle. Not the easiest way to do it but it works.

First I built a bookshelf center. I used our existing books to make sure there was at least one section tall enough for our tallest books. The center was put together with dowels. Then I screwed the top and bottom to the middle. Not the easiest way to do it but it works.

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Then I stained it. I should have used prestain but I guess you live and learn.

Then I stained it. I should have used prestain but I guess you live and learn.

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Finally, I added a 1x20x96 board of edge glued pine. Not finished perfectly, but it matches the character of the home. The home was built in the late 1920s or early 1930s.

Finally, I added a 1x20x96 board of edge glued pine. Not finished perfectly, but it matches the character of the home. The home was built in the late 1920s or early 1930s.