Friday, 14 May 2010
Gorm window seat
Materials: Gorm shelves, seasonal chair cushions
Description: I got the idea for this from the Instructables post on Gorm benches
Changes made were: I used the wider Gorm self, and rather than plywood I used 2 x 12's for the top. Oddly, the 2 x 12 ( a piece of lumber that is actually 1.5 inches by 11 inches). Rather than the more sophisticated joinery used in the original, I screwed the top down with finish screws, which have the advantage of setting themselves. I then puttied over the set. I have no intention of ever moving them.
The wood is finished with Watco Danish oil. I have the black plastic Gorm feet on one side and not on the other- I can't decide if I like them there or not.
The heaviness of the 2 x 12 tops gives the benches a very solid feel. Something to keep in mind is that if the floor is on a slant (as is right and popper for a porch, where mine are) then even if your joins are square, they will appear to be out of plumb to the eye. I wish I had considered this prior to building them, but it doesn't bother me enough that I will be changing anything.