Mornings, this is the brightest spot in the house. Being right of the kitchen, it felt like the ideal area to create a coffee-hour reading nook. The space is 88″ wide, with windows on two sides, and an open wall/kitchen counter on the fourth side.
At Home Depot, I set out to find basic lumber (something I could lug home myself in a small hatchback). I stumbled upon stair risers! 45″ wide and $10/each for the pine variety. Grab’n’go size (plus slightly thicker cut) won me over. Simple brackets were found a few aisles over ($12/pair). Result, I was able to do this whole wall for about $175 (wood stain included).