Marilyn Stein. Benches. December 19th , 2017.
Storage benches are a wonderful way of storing things without making it obvious, especially in a home where space is at a minimum. I am sure you can imagine that clutter is the one thing that can spoil a decent house. A storage bench is a boon in such cases. You can simply stash away the clutter including books, magazines, newspapers, pillows, and even mattresses for future use. Sturdy storage benches are also a nice way to provide extra seating around the house. They make for comfortable seats simply because of their bulk. Storage benches can also be used in a yard and can prove to be a boon when storing gardening accessories. These benches are also great addition to a poolside and can store your pool toys, frisbees or even rackets. Outdoors are ideal for storage benches in such cases. However inside the home, a storage bench is more than just a dumping ground.
The piano bench industry grew from the desire of piano manufacturing companies to focus solely on the manufacturing of pianos. The bench was, for the most part, an afterthought. Many bench companies got their start in the early 1900s by contracting with the piano manufacturers to offer benches in multiple styles that would match the exact finish and leg style of the piano being bought and sold. As the piano would move from owner to owner the bench would not always make the trip, creating a need for the replacement bench manufacturer. The other primary reason for the piano bench manufacturers existence is the fact that the piano bench is typically handled very roughly by many teachers and students alike.
The most popular, elegant and well known pianos in the world are made by Steinway & Sons, who have a tradition of making their top-of-the-line instruments for over 150 years. Steinway however, is solely a piano bench manufacturer, and do not make their own piano benches to go along with their pianos. They in fact contract out to Jansen & Son exclusively to make benches for their products. Thus, if you are looking for a Steinway piano bench, you are in fact looking for a Jansen piano bench. A brief history about Jansen: they are an American piano bench manufacturer in Wisconsin, who have been in business for over 50 years. They are known across the globe for making the highest quality benches available, using superior maple hardwood (from the East Coast of the United States or Canada), and thick, furniture quality vinyl. Jansen is best known for their artist benches, which features their heavy-duty, silent "micro-adjustable" raising mechanism (which is the best adjustable mechanism on the market).
If it is classic styling that you want, or just to create a sensational setting, indoor wood benches have just that. Indoor wood benches that have storage space are a lot more decorative and sensible additions to add to your home. They are the best in rooms that all your clutter seems to accumulate in. Although there are some basic designs of indoor wood benches that are available, most of them are really attractive and tend to add appeal as well as being able to function really well wherever they are placed. In an entryway it is always a good idea to consider indoor wood benches that are equipped with hooks so that you can hang all coats and any other items. Any indoor wood bench that is more formal looking and is equipped with storage space, would go perfectly in places like your living room, where you can store blankets and pillows.
The constant movement and scraping against the floor as the bench is pushed in and out leads to excessive nicks, wear and tear on the bench. Proud musicians like their equipment to standout and a scraped piano bench is something that can be easily replaced and made to look like new again. Several options to consider when purchasing a new piano bench are listed below.Leg Style. I can tell right away when the bench is a replacement bench and not the bench that originally came with the piano by the fact that most people have a bench that does not have legs to match the leg style of the piano. I may be a little bit of a stickler about this but you should be able to find a bench to match and you should make the effort to find one since it will be a part of your home for decades. Most benches are available with classic straight legs, spade legs, and sometimes antique types of legs such as Louis XIV are available.
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