Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Updating the Piano Bench.

If you have been following my office update you will know that one of the projects on my list was updating the piano bench.
Here it is.  I believe my dad made this bench in his early wood working days over 30 years ago to match the piano. 

I have no idea why the little hole but I am sure there was a reason.

My mother did the needlepoint work on the top.

Obviously the 30+ years of use have been a little hard on it.

It even has a hinged top for handy storage.

This week I picked up 1.5 m of this faux alligator for a bargain.

Although I am sure that the bench can be repaired and recovered I am contemplating creating my own.  I don't really need the storage (since another project I am planning is a shelf, and I have a large storage closet), and I am not overly concerned about it being matchy matchy to the piano.

Here are a few benches I am contemplating.

Simple, clean.

Or perhaps one of these leg options.  The x-leg which would mimic the Crate and Barrel desk I am using as inspiration found here, or the metal legs which would match the Ikea Micke desk  I am transforming also found here

I think I will ponder this as I chisel and sand my desktop.


  1. Great inspiration photos! You are a creative DIYer!! :)

  2. Personally, I'm a sucker for x-benches :)
    I can't wait to see what you decide.

  3. I wonder if there is a cool way to preserve the bench, that needlework is probably a priceless keepsake!

  4. I like the medal legged bench or the idea of restoring the original bench. I would probably cover it in a geometric pattern and maybe paint it darker... I'm sure whatever you decide will be great though!

  5. I love Piano benches! Great blog :)

  6. Such a fun idea! Looking forward to seeing the finished product!

  7. Your mom is quite talented in needlepoint. Love the inspiration pieces and i can't wait to see what you do!

  8. Thanks for the post. Honestly, I enjoy reading This post.It is always nice and inspiring to know that most of us share the same experiences, sentiments, humors and fun as music teaching has become both our passion and profession over the years.

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