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.

Book nook diagram. When resizing salvaged cabinets, attention to detail is key.
Book nook diagram. When resizing salvaged cabinets, attention to detail is key.
Illustration by Len Churchill