I Made A Piano Bench! :)


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I made a piano bench for my baby grand piano today!  If you follow my blog, you know I’m also a pianist who aspires to become a piano technician someday.  I’ve already played around with fixing my antique upright.  But today I made a bench for my antique baby grand which came to me without one.  Making a bench alone doesn’t have a lot to do with piano tech work (ok it can if you are restoring), but I’m excited because it’s been needed, I love my baby and I finally found just the means for what I wanted to do.

Earlier this week I found a bench minus the seat, along with about 6 yards of beautiful turquoise velvet corduroy “braid” fabric at our local thrift store that benefits our food pantry. All those years watching Christopher Lowell’s show when the kids were little paid off! Ages ago he demonstrated how to turn a coffee table into an upholstered ottoman.  Well, someone gave me an old couch cushion this morning and I was in business!  I probably should have stopped and took pictures of each stage, but I was just so excited and into the project, I was pretty consumed once it got started.

Not too shabby! 😀

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6 responses to “I Made A Piano Bench! :)

  1. Not too shabby indeed! That looks great and you will get so much enjoyment out of it – more because of the work you put into it!

  2. For sure Paula! We’ve been using a storage bench (seen in the right-hand corner) up to this point, but it’s not quite the same. You just don’t usually find piano benches by themselves, you know? I wonder why that is. I find pianos without benches all the time. Shouldn’t there be a bunch of piano-less benches out there too?? Anyway, they had two of these pad-less benches. I picked the one in the best condition and just loved the unusual velvet corduroy fabric. There’s at least 5 yards left! My daughter really thinks it would look nice as a cape. I think she might be right, however not sure that’s what I want to do with the rest.

    Thanks as always for dropping by! 😉

    Blessings,
    Julia

  3. Looks really beautiful! Have you seen the info about the piano fest that’s happening for the next two weeks in New York? Crochet artist Olek is participating among many other designers and artists but basically it’s an interactive art exhibit bringing piano music to the streets of NYC.

  4. Radheshyam Gupta

    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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  5. Piano benches are attainable in plenty of variations and kinds. The most well liked models consist of the adjustable, duet and ambigu benches. Adjustable benches are great for the musician who desires a variable height bench that can be modified to the precise piano and height of the player. The adjustable is best for a young pianist as very well as lecturers and performers.

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