|Bay window interior last month.|
I envisioned adding just a seat and leaving the wall as is. The problem was that the tearing down and rebuilding of the front porch, plus adding the bay window, had caused other problems: The cement board wall under the window had cracked.
|Our living room and dining room walls are cement board.|
If it had been drywall it would have been easy to fix. Cement board was another matter. After discussing options, we decided to add a front to the window seat, like this -
We actually considered two options, either to stop at the top of the baseboard as pictured above, or tearing out and cutting the baseboard and taking the front all the way to the floor. That also would have involved re-doing the electrical socket. We had too many other irons in the fire, so we stayed with the simpler first option.
The problem was that it looked unfinished. I wanted it to look more like furniture, but how? Not too long ago we spent some time wandering around Lowes looking for ideas. In the table leg section we found this -
|Bun replacement furniture foot|
We bought one plus a 2 x 4. With those, Dan did this -
|A small decorative moulding finishes the seat edge and "bench" bottom.|
He ripped the 2-by and the foot, and made pseudo legs.
I couldn't be happier. On our next indoor work day he'll finish the rest of the window trims, and that will take care of that.