Mission Style Piano Bench Plans
The piano bench shown in the accompanying picture was made of black walnut and was finished natural. The finish was applied in the following manner: First, all the parts were well scraped and sandpapered, then the surface was covered with a coating of boiled linseed oil. After this had stood several hours, or until it had had time to penetrate the wood, the surplus liquid was wiped off with a flannel cloth. After the oil had stood for 48 hours, a thin coat of shellac was applied and allowed to harden overnight. The next morning this shellac was sandpapered lightly with No. 00 paper and a coat of floor wax was applied according to the directions which are found upon every can. Two more coats of wax were applied after intervals of half an hour and the finish was completed. The effect is very pleasing. The oil brings out the rich color of the wood and the shellac and wax serve to preserve the color. The following stock is needed:
- 1 top, 1 by 16-1/2 by 40-1/2 in., S-2-S.
- 4 posts, 1-1/2 by 1-1/2 by 20 in., S-4-S.
- 2 rails, 7/8 by 4-1/4 by 36 in., S-2-S.
- 2 rails, 7/8 by 4-1/4 by 13 in., S-2-S.
- 2 lower rails, 7/8 by 2-1/2 by 13 in., S-2-S.
- 1 stretcher, 7/8 by 3-3/4 by 36 in., S-2-S.
- 6 slats, 3/8 by 1-1/4 by 11 in., S-2-S.
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