After completing their full-wall bookcase, we moved on to designing a banquette for our clients in Berkeley.  As a custom piece, we took the time to try out different seating angles and heights with the clients so they knew they would be comfortable in the finished seat.  To match the douglas fir trim in the rest of the house, we used gorgeous plain-sawn old-growth douglas fir on the front and sides of the banquette.  And for complement, an old-growth redwood sill wraps around and down the sides, grounding the piece into the room.  To cap this one off, we imbedded an outlet in the sill with no need for an unsightly outlet cover.  These clients are very happy.