Published on April 6th, 2011 | by Jules Yap


Gorm window sill

Materials: Gorm, Behandla

Description: My wife and I always wanted a window sill that doubles as a bench. The only problem is that the required wood was to expensive. Then I thought of Gorm, the cheapest shelving unit from Ikea.

I used 8 Gorm 50 cm shelves and 8 height extension posts. First I painted them white using Behandla. I sawed them to a breadth of 35 cm. And used the sides to connect the boards to the window frame.

The extension posts are used as legs.

~ Christiaan, Holland

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Jules Yap

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5 Responses to Gorm window sill

  1. Anonymous says:

    Haha, ik dacht ook al: de bekende Aquamarijnflats ;)
    I love your idea!

  2. Anonymous says:

    You must live in Groningen, Vinkhuizen :)

  3. That’s a great idea, way cheaper than the real deal but just as functional and aesthetically pleasing! Nice work :)

  4. Seven11 says:

    Thats a nice idea! dirt cheap and a real upgrade for any home. Thx for sharing.

  5. Looks great…so sleek and modern!

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