Solid Oak Piano Bench

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Project by KodaBear posted 03-27-2013 07:55 AM 2459 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey guys, thanks for the warm welcome to LJ. I can’t believe I didn’t know about this place until yesterday. I finished this piece 2 days ago.
Solid Oak
approx. 18”H x 18”W x 12”D
I built this to replace a cheap squeaky metal/cloth bench at the church where I am the music director.

The top is cross laminated 1×8s and 1×6s.

I don’t know if the joints have a name already, but they were the strongest design I could come up with.

I really look forward to using this bench every week through the years.

Finish is a sealcoat of Shellac and 3 coats of satin finish Poly finished off with wax. The finish turned out really well.

-- Kevin H. --Pennsylvania

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#1 posted 03-27-2013 02:27 PM

Koda, Are those actual dowel joints or plugs over screws ala Maloof? VERY COOL EITHER WAY….......................;-J

-- Joe in Pueblo West, Colo.

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#2 posted 03-27-2013 03:06 PM

Those are dowel joints. I figured with the lipped legs, floor-to-seat glue blocks, and the dowels that those joints don’t have anywhere to go for a while. Thanks for looking!

-- Kevin H. --Pennsylvania

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#3 posted 03-27-2013 06:15 PM


-- - Greetings from Brazil - --

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#4 posted 03-27-2013 09:08 PM

I love the joints! That is a really great way to attach the legs and have it give a great image!

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#5 posted 04-01-2013 01:43 PM

Wow! Love the joinery. Looks great and sturdy. Great design and great job!

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