I introduced myself earlier today, and I thought I'd jump in with my first questions. I'm very green, and very eager. This is for the next project after the bookcases I'm working on now.
I have a kitchen with a 5-sided nook--a piece of an octogon. I want to make built-in booth/banquette seating continuous around all 5 sides, but it's complicated (for me anyway) because there aren't any 90 degree angles.
So I have 2 questions, and I attached a picture. I apologize for the quality of the drawing--first time I tried drawing something on my Mac. Here are my questions:
For the closed support part underneath, should I make rectangles with square angles and just add braces to deal with the weird angles, or should I build trapezoid shaped boxes underneath where none of the corners of the "box" are square?
and 2) can I support the seat adequately if I cantilever the front 12" (under your knees) to make some open shelving for magazines, newspapers, etc.? I want the lower part to recede because I think it's more comfortable if you can put your feet back and not straight down. Or do I really need an angled support under the shelf?
I'm hoping the drawing will help explain what I mean.
Thanks for any/all suggestions/comments.