Build a Book Nook and Window Seat

Build a book nook and window seat. Your favorite books within easy reach, a comfy seat and lots of warm, natural light — these are the three features that make an inviting book nook. With a simple design, and reclaimed cabinets (or inexpensive ready-made shelf units), success is within reach of anyone with intermediate woodworking skills. That’s what you’ll find here: a toolbox of universal concepts, techniques and solutions that you can apply to your specific project.

This “crown cap” is a quick and easy substitute for complicated crown molding.
This “crown cap” is a quick and easy substitute for complicated crown molding.
Illustration by Len Churchill