Diary

Bench Restoration
  • Piano Bench Restoration

    Piano Bench Restoration

    This is a fun restoration challenge from another long-term client.  This piano bench, a gift from the client's parents,  is the great kind that also stores music inside- handy, practical and also comfy for seating while playing.  Her parents had found the bench serviceable, but in need of assistance, especially because of a poorly done patch on a previously broken leg.  My client decided to restore the bench, having especially fond memories of it in her family home.

    Here we go with the bench frame disassembled:

    Leg frames steamed of glue and new dowels applied:

    Frame re-glued:

    Final finish with bench closed:

    Final finish with bench open, showing the interior storage compartment:

    And here is the piano bench back at home with its piano: