idea for a builtin for weird vacant space.

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MsErickson
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idea for a builtin for weird vacant space.

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Hi. I have an odd space/nook in my upstairs. One side is a half wall, the other side is a wood panel that's part of the stair banister, and the back is a solid wall....so 3' tall, 2.5' deep, and 4' wide. I have a deep shelf thing that was made a couple years ago there now, but it's just not useful. I thought about making a bench with a hinged lid, so I can put blankets and stuff in there, but my SO said today, what would be the purpose of a bench in that back hallway? I had no answer for that. I know the wood floor extends under it completely, so I'm not limited to the depth or anything..I just want something that looks...."right"? I'll try to get photos tonight if that'll help visualize this.

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Can you post a photograph?

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A bench is the first thing that popped into my head. Pictures would help, for sure!
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what would be the purpose of a bench in that back hallway? I had no answer for that.
It would be for the cats to sleep on, of course. Don't you know that we furnish our houses to suit the kitties?

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Re: idea for a builtin for weird vacant space.

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Thank you for your responses! :) I took photos last night with my camera, but need to hunt down the cable to transfer them off. I will look tonight.

Thank you!

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ok. I got the photos off my camera :) I took 3 - one from each side, and one dead on.
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Re: idea for a builtin for weird vacant space.

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Being the furniture lover that I am, I would have no trouble finding a piece of furniture for that spot. Maybe a bookcase or a wardrobe or even a chest of drawers. You could put shelves in a wardrobe and use it like a linen closet.
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Convert the existing built-in from shelves into two handy linen or towel drawers. That would be the easiest thing to do, in my opinion.
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I thought about putting drawers in it...but didn't know how tricky that would be. I'll have to google around again for some tutorials :)

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Or, two doors to close up what's there, then an open shelf unit above? I'd agree with SO, a bench doesn't seem quite right.
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