This is the before area
This is the after- built in
bookcase and window seat.
The white wall frame is a 60 inch
by 42 inches piece of plywood.
We painted it and then added a frame
around it and a smaller frame
on the inside with picture molding.
It cost under $40.
To build the book shelves we
used 2 inch thick wood.
We bought 12 inches wide , 2 inches
thick and 14 inches long.
We needed to raise it up a little so we added a 6 inch piece of wood to the bottom.
The then side window seats are
21 inches top to bottom and
12 inches by 12 inches inside space.
We added a top level so the bookcase
would go up to the picture frame.
Then we added a 2 inch mdf
molding to the bottom and
the picture frame molding to add
a bit of trim and to go
over the seams where the wood meets.
Total cost was $90 for wood
and $35 for trim.