How to Green this Window Seat?

How to Green this Window Seat?

Jonathan B.
Sep 28, 2007

We've been dealing with a bit of Cure Drama ourselves. We're in serious need of a couch, or some other place to lounge. We're trying our best to stay away from the temptation of IKEA; we've tried hard to have a productive relationship with craigslist, but so far we've failed; we've been keeping a keen eye at the thrift store we walk by every week, but nothing.

So this DIY window seat -- posted by betsabillabong over at our Green Cure Flickr group -- was most intriguing.

We're wondering how it could be made more green. We're thinking that the particle board could easily be switched for either a formaldehyde free plywood or MDF sheet, or, even better, recycled or repurposed waste wood... perhaps a cast off hollow core door.

But we're a bit lost on what do to about the foam: swap it to latex, perhaps? Or should we be extravagant and sew huge feather cushions?

AT: Green Home readers, how would you tackle this one?

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