Piano Bench

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Project by itsmic posted 11-13-2009 05:57 PM 2454 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi All This Piano Bench was made last year for a Christmas Present/Wedding gift for Glen and Melissa, My sweetie, Cindy’s, Son in Law and Daughter. It is made from some maple I bought at the lumber yard, I really had to spend some time finding those particular pieces, sorting through several stacks they had to look at. The boards that picture frame the lid I got from my sister Eileen, they where used to ship something, and she recognized it was nice maple wood, and she was nice to think to give them to me. The legs I cut from pallet wood, not sure what kind of wood it is, I find the identification very difficult sometimes, any ideas of what kind of wood the legs are will help me to hone my ID skills. The floor of the box is just plywood with one nice side. It is constructed with standard methods, mortise and tennon box construction, with mortised and tennon stringers. I tapered the bottom of the legs on the table saw, and put the half circle at the top of the tapper in by putting two legs together, and drilling a hole between them then turning two more sides to center and repeating. Well, I have lots more projects to make, and will try and document as much as I can. it’s mic

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#1 posted 11-13-2009 06:19 PM

Yes, Good Job

-- Bob, Mesick, Michigan

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#2 posted 11-13-2009 07:58 PM

Nice work.
From the picture I would guess that the wood on the legs is Ash but it could be Oak.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#3 posted 11-13-2009 08:27 PM

very well done. i like the legs
i can’t help on the wood type

-- self proclaimed copycat

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#4 posted 11-13-2009 08:47 PM

great bench

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 11-13-2009 10:43 PM

Nice work, welcome to LJ!!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#6 posted 11-13-2009 11:44 PM

Great bench!

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#7 posted 11-14-2009 07:36 AM

Nice bench… the design. I would have killed for a bench like that when I was learning…...all we had was a wobbly 3 legged stool with a screw up seat.

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!

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#8 posted 02-02-2010 07:44 PM

Great looking bench. nice job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#9 posted 02-09-2010 08:23 PM

Hi everyone Thanks for the nice comments, great to hear that stuff, keeps me up and moving in the right direction, woodworking and the rest. Keep working and sharing It’s Mic

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#10 posted 01-08-2011 01:24 AM

The 2 legs nearest us, in your 1st picture give me the impression of being american white ash, or purple ash.
The other two legs – insufficient clarity to be sure – might be Hickory.

Both wood types are quite hard, and can take the load. Both will polish up nicely.

The hickory, if that’s what it is, will be a little duller in luster, once finished.

Neither wood is resistant to high moisture conditions, neither wood is going to be risistant to infestation by powder post beetles, so just be aware of the potential that unintended (insect) guests in firewood can damage the legs of your piano bench if you bring your firewood indoors, for a while, and don’t burn it the same day.

Great job. Nice pictures.

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