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Project by AstroGuy posted 2387 days ago 1362 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a piano bench that I made about six months ago (again for my daughter…seems like a theme). It was scaled to her size and has gotten a lot of use (and abuse).

It is made of maple and finished with an oil varnish blend. This was my first attempt at inlay. I inlayed the walnut edging and a commercial marquetry medallion in the center for fun. Learned a few lessons about how NOT to do that, actually… Still fun, though.

Thanks for looking and any comments.

Rick

-- Richard





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Napaman

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#1 posted 2386 days ago

now that she has had it 6 months—-how is she playing>>??? Looks great—-i am sure the sound is music for your ears…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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GaryK

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#2 posted 2386 days ago

Very nice bench. Great inlay

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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Russel

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#3 posted 2386 days ago

Nice bench. I like the contrast between the maple and walnut; it makes a nice frame around the seat. You said you scaled it to her size, how does that affect her playing?

-- Working at Woodworking http://www.VillageLaneFurniture.com

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MsDebbieP

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#4 posted 2386 days ago

stunning inlay!!
a special bench, for sure.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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rikkor

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#5 posted 2386 days ago

That is a fine bench.

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CharlieM1958

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#6 posted 2386 days ago

Beautiful job! Since my own piano bench is old and showing signs of wear, you’ve given me an idea for a new project.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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TreeBones

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#7 posted 2386 days ago

Nice, I have learned a lot of things not to do, another great piece for a luck daughter.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service http://westcoastlands.net/Sawmill.html http://westcoastlands.net/SawBucks2/phpBB3 http://www.portablesawmill.info

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Blake

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#8 posted 2386 days ago

Beautiful! That really is a nice piece. She will remember that “Daddy” made it sixty years from now when her grandchildren sit on it and play piano.

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com

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AstroGuy

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#9 posted 2383 days ago

Thanks for all the nice comments. Appreciate the input.

Rick

-- Richard

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mot

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#10 posted 2383 days ago

That’s a beautiful bench, Astro.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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jeanmarc

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#11 posted 2174 days ago

Very nice bench.Beautiful job

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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Kristoffer

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#12 posted 1300 days ago

Mighty fine bench! What were the lessons you learned?

-- Cheers and God Bless

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Kristoffer

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#13 posted 1300 days ago

Mighty fine bench! What were the lessons you learned?

-- Cheers and God Bless

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