Duet Piano Bench

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Project by NWIMatt posted 03-06-2012 05:28 AM 1814 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So hey, I guess I am kind of combining my introduction with this first project so a little info is in order. I am a rank beginner in woodworking though it has been a longtime interest. I have over the years modified a table so that I could inlay recessed tile in the top, built a few shelves and what not, as well as doing the normal things that come along with homeownership (trim, painting, studs, etc.). I primarily—though not exclusively—use hand tools, mainly because table saws scare the heck out of me though I may get one eventualy, and I hope to get a bandsaw at some point in the not too distant future (my comfort level here is much higher having spent many years cutting meat on one). Enough of that now, this is a bench that I made for the lovely little lady in the last pic (yes, she helped build her own bench) as she has been taking lessons for a while now and has been using my shop bench at the keyboard (no piano..yet). It is pine (easy to work, readily available) with mortise and tenon joinery, which was a first for me. This little bench took way longer to complete than it should have, but is now essentially done but for the finish. Thanks for looking.


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#1 posted 03-06-2012 05:54 AM

Looks great. It took just as long as it should have. Speed doesn’t matter unless you are in production.

You might want to radius the seat a bit. Sharp edges can make practicing a whole lot less fun when you sit there for a long time on a sharp edge.

-- Woodworking shouldn't cost a fortune:

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#2 posted 03-06-2012 01:35 PM

Great job,well done!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#3 posted 03-07-2012 12:10 AM

Easing the edges is still on the the top is a good idea David, I will have to see what i can do. Thanks for the kind words all.


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#4 posted 03-07-2012 03:03 AM

I took a few minutes this evening with the block plane and but a 45 ‘ish chamfer around the perimeter of the seat, added some picks of the process. very good call, it will be more comfy and looks better to boot.

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#5 posted 03-07-2012 03:59 AM

Looks good Matt !

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