My dad built this amazing window seat cushion for my home office that I absolutely love! It’s comfortable, customizable, and totally DIY-able, so I’m going to show you the basic steps of how to make one here. We also used this technique to create the window seat for the cabinetry we built in our master bedroom.
- High Density Upholstery Foam: Amazon
- Dacron: Amazon
- 1/2″ Plywood or MDF: Home Depot | Home Depot |
- Staple gun: Home Depot
- Fabric: any kind you want
- Cut plywood to about 1/4 on each side smaller than the final size you need.
- Cut foam to the same size as the plywood.
- Cut dacron to size allowing for several inches of overlap underneath as well as the inches of the depth of the foam – so about 8 inches bigger than the plywood on each side.
- Assemble the parts upside down: first lay out the dacron, then the foam, then the plywood
- Start with one staple in the middle of each side, stretching slightly. Then staple each side alternately, working toward the corners.
- For the corners, just try to make them as clean as possible – just like wrapping a present.
- After you’re done the stapling the dacron, then do the same with the fabric. The dacron and fabric should be stapled separately.
Other sources from the pics in this post:
- Decorative pillows: Amazon | Amazon | Amazon | Amazon
- Black light fixtures: Wayfair (they call it bronze, but it’s black)
- Fireplace: Overstock | Amazon
- Coffee table (metal base): Target | Walmart
- Stool (in the corner): West Elm
- Shiplap: Tutorial & Info
- Paint colors: BM Simply White + SW Dorian Gray.