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All About Window Seats

Turn unused space around the house into extra seating and storage with a minimum of carpentry—and get a snug, homey haven for daydreaming, reading, even napping
This Old House
This Old House • 1 year ago

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Use these measurements to ensure a comfy seat. Depth: 
16 to 20 inches to sit facing forward with feet on the floor Backrest: 
10 to 20 inches high to lean, either below the window or against a side wall Length: 
Minimum of 30 inches to face forward, 50 inches to sit sideways with legs extended Height: 
About 18 inches, including cushion (2 to 4 inches). This chair height makes it ideal for dining when a table is pulled up.