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So I'm remodeling a bay window in my house that's shaped like the one in the picture (not mine, I'm at work and dont have any images).
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I want to make the inside to be a storage area, but also want to make the bench seat one solid piece.

In order to access the storage this way I would need to be able to slide it out, then fold downward. Trouble is, I have no idea what all hardware I would need to make that happen. Anyone know of a slide that can hinge at the end?

Granted, I could do a cut out and make the cut part fold back, but I would like to keep it as one solid piece.
 

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When you have the chance it would be good if you can post a photo of your bay window and sketches with dimensions.

One possibility is a solid top and sliding doors on the front.

Maybe a solid top that you just lift completely off and set aside? If as big as the bay in the photo it would be getting too heavy for that to be convenient.
I'll get that when I get home from work. It's actually a bit bigger than what is pictured. 9' at the widest, 7' at the narrowest with a 2' depth.
 

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Hinge a center section of 7' from to back using a piano hinge as suggested by Steve. The two side wings (triangular pieces) would be fixed. There's no other way to have it open from the top, if that's what you want, as it gets narrower toward the window.
It can absolutely be done. I can actually visualize the mechanics for one method in my head. A couple T-tracks on the bottom of the top and then a T with a cylindrical top or a notched out end of the track to allow it to pivot when fully extended would do the trick. Hidden pocket cabinet drawers do something similar.

Problem is I have no idea what the name of those parts would be to search for.
 
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