One of our very first projects we ever did in our home is still one of our absolute favorites, we transformed an empty alcove that was meant for a TV into a reading nook with a wooden accent wall. The wood plank wall definitely grabs your attention when you walk in the room but the custom bench with a bookshelf that Brent built is a really important part of our reading nook and we have had quite a few inquiries on exactly how we built our bench to fit in this space. So I am excited to share that the plans for the reading nook bench are now available to download on the plans page!
The bench was an important part to this space because while it does make for a cozy spot for me and the cat to curl up in, we also desperately needed extra seating in this room for when we had guests over. We initially were trying to find a piece that we could fit in this space but nothing we could find sat flush against the wall so there were no gaps on either side. So when we can’t find something, we make it! And if we are going to build it from scratch we thought we might as well incorporate all the features we wanted. So Brent built it with a recessed bookshelf and I love it!
The dimensions of our alcove are 62 inches wide by 26 1/2 inches deep and 104 inches tall at the center of the arch so we built our bench to fit this space exactly. The chances of you having an alcove with the exact same dimensions are probably slim so you will most likely have to modify our plans to fit your space but we hope these plans will be a good guide to build your own bench for your own nook.
We would love to see what you make! If you build your own reading nook bench, be sure to email us a photo and if you have any questions while you are building, don’t hesitate to leave us a comment below.
How to Download Our Plans for Reading Nook Bench
Our plans for the reading nook bench are free all you have to do is sign up to be a Gray House Studio Insider to accesses them.
If you are already a subscriber, use the same password to access these plans as all of our other Insider plans. You should have received an email with the password to use on all the Gray House Studio Insider plans. They are free to download all you have to do is go to the plans page, enter the password under the project name, hit download and boom the reading nook bench plans are at your fingertips!