Rustic piano bench from old wood

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Project by Scott posted 12-05-2013 05:35 PM 2961 views 4 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this bench from some old wood laying around the farm. The top is oak which was rough cut with knots and sap wood, the rest is pine. I made a compartment for storing music books. The cleats under the top fit tightly within the compartment so the top doesn’t move around. I used danish oil for finishing most of it, which makes the old oak really pop.

It is 36 inches long, 14 inches deep (the oak top), 18 inches tall. There is room for two to sit and play piano.

-- Scott in North Carolina

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#1 posted 12-05-2013 06:12 PM

Looks good and darn solid.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 12-06-2013 01:28 PM

Nice! My grandfather made several of these for my family, mostly just as a small bench/table though.

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#3 posted 12-06-2013 04:07 PM

Right, you could use it as any general purpose workbench. And you could remove the compartment to simplify assembly, if you didn’t need one.

-- Scott in North Carolina

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#4 posted 12-10-2013 03:58 PM

Looks great and sturdy. Like the rustic look and the storage. I’m sure it will serve you well for many years.

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