So you might be wondering, what does it cost to add a window seat bench to your home? Here’s how it broke down for us. Keep in mind that I built everything from scratch. You might be able to save time and money by starting with pre-finished cabinet boxes and doors, depending on the look you’re going for.

For reference, this bench was 116″ long, 18″ high, and 18″ deep.

  • Paint: $40
  • Primer: $30
  • Drawer Slides: $160
  • Birch/Primed Plywood: $280
  • Poplar: $56
  • Studs: $12
  • Hardware: $65
  • Cushion: $125
  • Sconce: $72

Total: $840

The biggest savings on this project, aside from labor, is the cushion. My mom saved me nearly $500 by making it for me. It feels special to have her contribute to the story of the window seat.

I have leftover paint, primer, and plywood that I’ll be able to use in future projects. This total doesn’t include the other stuff I had on hand already, like wood filler, wood glue, nails, edge banding, sandpaper, caulk, tools, etc.

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