How to Convert a Turret into a Window Seat How to Convert a Turret into a Window Seat

What You'll Need
Plywood
2x4s
Seat cover
Paint
Paintbrush

If you have an older home, you may have a turret room and you may not know what to do with it. A good solution is to convert it into a room with a turret window seat. You may be wondering how to do this. It can be tricky, but if you have a plan, it can make a huge difference to the room that you are working with.

Step 1: Prep the Room

The room is going to have a lot done to it while you are working on your window seat. There are some things that you can do to get the room ready for the work that you will be doing there. Take all of the things that you can out of the room. This means all of the furniture and any photos on the walls. You may also decide to take the curtains off the windows to prevent damage to them. Plastic can be used to cover the items that can't be removed and the flooring.

Step 2: Measure for Your Seat

You will need to have the right measurements for the seat that you are building. This means that you will have to be extra careful when you are getting these measurements. Consider doing them more than once to make sure that it is right. The last thing that you will want is to have a seat that won't fit right.

Step 3: Measure the Wood

The next thing that you will want to do is to measure the wood pieces that you will be using. Take your time so that all of the parts will fit in well and there won't be any problems later on. The basics for the seat should be a front panel, two side panels and a top that may fold up. This can help to provide storage in the room.

Step 4: Connect the Wood Together

Once you have everything cut out and ready, you can connect the pieces together to form the window seat This can be done with screws or nails. You may also decide to use wood glue with it so that it has extra hold. This is optional, but it may be something that you decide to consider.

Step 5: Connect to the Wall

Once the seat has been put together, it can be connected to the wall. A good idea is to use bolts or screws to connect the seat to the wall under the window. This will make it strong and ready to be used.

Step 6: Paint and Add Covers

Now that the seat has been attached to the wall, the wood can be painted. You can also paint the wood before you attach the seat to the wall if you wish. The coverings for the top and the pillows can also be added. This will make the seat comfortable and fun to sit in.

That is all there is to building a great seat that you can use for a long time to come. Take the time to really design a seat that will work the best for your area. That way you will be happy with it.

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