After I glue up a handrail and strip the back door paint this week(hopefully), Im going to take off the wainscote panels(that are looking cruddy these days) off the built in window bench/seat in my den. I want to build 2 color raised panel frames, walnut frames, maple panels to match my coffee table, and redo the thing.
The base section Im changing from lift off lid storage, to raised panels cabinet doors in front.(accessing the storage was always crud because you had to remove all the cushions, the padding, then lift out a plywood lid) I will be able to attach the frame to them directly to the 2x4 frame underneath it, or add some pieces to frame out what I need to attach the walnut frame from the back. the seatback panels, which go under the windows to the seat/bench, are against the wall. How would I attach the walnut panels to the wall without any hardware showing. I dont think liquid glue is my answer.You really dont see the back panels since they are covered with pillows, but Id like to do it right if I can.
I didnt want to, but if I had no choice Id add a small piece of walnut round over moulding where I put the red dotted lines. Id screw the panels to the wall, then pin nail the small moulding over the screw heads. I dont know why Im stuck on this, brain freeze or something, I just want to know where Im going before I start cutting lumber.
25 years ago on a small budget it worked for us, same cruddy house, but Id like to try to make it look better. I could always nail back some panelling if I mess up. The white floor molding was a disaster the day we put it in, tried to match all the other white base molding, but I knew its coming out so I left it.