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Measure the height and width of the window bench and shelving areas (Image 1). For the shelving, measure the material for the sides of the unit and the shelves themselves (Image 2).
Using a piece of scrap wood as a guide, cut the shelving pieces with a circular saw. Wear a mask if you're working with medium density fiberboard.
Lay out the vertical pieces and measure where you want the shelves to sit in the unit.
Measure the bench frame area. Cut 2x4 boards with a miter saw to create the frame.
Remove any existing baseboard trim. Install the lengths along the wall using 2-1/2-inch screws (Image 1). Attach the shorter pieces of 2x4 boards to create the outline of the frame (Image 2).
Measure the frame and use a circular saw to cut plywood pieces to create the skin (Image 1). Attach the skin with wood screws, and work your way around the frame (Image 2).
Cut the door with a circular saw and a hand saw (Image 1). Using 1/2-inch wood screws, attach a piano hinge to the door and the top piece of the bench (Image 2).
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