I've seen it in many books where the window stool is extended into a
bookcase or window seat. I just can't seem to find any directions
anywhere on how to do it. Are there any special precautions?
If anyone knows I would be much obliged.
What general area do you live? If this is in fact true, it's _got_ to
be California. <G>
It seems that a code would be pretty silly to regulate window stool
height. The building occupant could simply place a freestanding item
(hamper, low bookcase, credenza, etc...) under the window, and a child
could easily climb on it and fall out the window.
Is this code where anyone else lives?
If it is, I hope my local officials never decide it's a good idea.
Replace the window stool with a larger piece of wood, or plywood with
an applied solid wood nosing to replicate the stool profile. As an
alternative, you can cut off the stool nose, hit the cut edge with a
plane and biscuit join the stool extension. Make sure it is well
supported - particularly the leading edges.
it can be helpful for visualization and for dimensioning to make the
piece full size from cardboard first. you can trim with scissors and
assemble with tape, and see what the piece will look like before
getting into wood.
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