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:
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: