Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Making Your Own Piano Bench

If you have a son or a daughter who plays the piano or you know anyone who plays the piano, they might or you might have a piano in your home or you may get your children to take lessons with someone who owns a piano. If you do not own a piano and you or your child plays, you may want to invest in one because practice is necessary. Why would you want your kids to take piano lessons if you do not have a piano? Once you get one, you can make your own or buy a piano stool and make piano bench cushions to go along with them. You can make it a craft and include your kids!

When getting custom bench made or making your own custom bench, it is important that you consider who the bench is for. You also should consider what your piano looks like so that you can match up the type of wood or finish. You can go to any hardware store and get the help of anyone who works there. You may need to do some research before so that you know what you want when you get there but once you have an idea, they can help you pick out all the materials you will need. For a project like this, try going to a bigger hardware store to make sure they have everything you need.

If you are into art or you have artsy looking furniture, you can buy an antique piano and bench and make them funky and different by painting them different colors. You can do any designs or you can buy the wood and construct whatever you would like. It all depends on your likes and interests. If you are more conservative and all of the furniture in your home matches, you will probably not want to have an artsy antique bench with a mismatching piano. That may look like artwork to others, however.

Before you go to the hardware store, know what you want. You should know whether you want to make one from scratch or you just want to fix an old one up. Once you draw out a plan and do some research on the materials, you will find out that you need things like paint, sandpaper, and wood if you are making one from scratch. This project will be so much fun and you will get to customize your own piano. You can even stop by the fabric store and make a seat cover to go along with it.

Whether you have a piano or are looking into buying one, it is also important that you get a stool to go along with it. You may not have time to deal with the fuss of making your own or fixing one up and buying one already made might be the best thing for you. Whatever you wish to do, there are always plenty of options and plenty of companies that will custom make it for you.

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