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Published on May 14th, 2010 | by Jules Yap


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.


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Jules Yap

"I am Jules, the engine behind IKEAHackers and the one who keeps this site up and running. My mission is to capture all the wonderful, inspiring, clever hacks and ideas for our much loved IKEA items".

6 Responses to Gorm window seat

  1. Sole says:

    I’m thinking of doing something similar with some IVAR units! Fantastic idea for kids toys storage!

  2. I love those design very stylish and creative. Fantastic Mind. I really like a lot. Thanks for the sharing this post. Nice!

  3. Linda N says:

    Curious about a cost estimate for this bench. Looks super cute by the way. Seems as though the dog likes it too.

  4. Andrea says:

    This is a great idea, and exactly what I am looking for in my new apartment, but I’m a big girl concerned about weight limits. Do you have any suggestions on how much these benches could withstand?

  5. Mel says:

    They turned out great and so much storage! Bravo!

  6. me and alice says:

    Wow what a cool blog! Love all your funny ideas!
    Have a great weekend!

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