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My $20 Wurlitzer bench
« on: November 26, 2018, 09:40:03 AM »
I've been looking for a bench/stool/chair for my Wurlitzer 206a when a "kindergarten" style school table popped up on CraigsList for $20



The ad said it was 21.25" tall which is about 1" taller than the bench for my acoustic piano. I was going to get it just to use the school/Wurli style legs but realized it might be cool to leave it as is but cut it down to bench size instead. It worked out great. I cut the seat to be 15" x 24" which seems to be a pretty comfortable size. I also rounded the edges and painted them black.

I think it gives off a great "student" vibe that fits the piano.



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Re: My $20 Wurlitzer bench
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2018, 07:43:51 AM »
Great bench! Hey, by any chance are the legs stamped 'DECAR PLASTIC CORPORATION'?

If so, that would be a fun connection to Wurlies, since Decar made the legs for the first 200's. They were primarily a manufacturer of laminated "plastic school furniture tops". (1212 N. Central Park Avenue, Chicago 51, Illinois)

 
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Re: My $20 Wurlitzer bench
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2018, 06:58:12 AM »
Great bench! Hey, by any chance are the legs stamped 'DECAR PLASTIC CORPORATION'?

If so, that would be a fun connection to Wurlies, since Decar made the legs for the first 200's. They were primarily a manufacturer of laminated "plastic school furniture tops". (1212 N. Central Park Avenue, Chicago 51, Illinois)

Unfortunately no, there aren't any markings on the legs. However, the leg plates look really similar. It would be a very cool connection.

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Re: My $20 Wurlitzer bench
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2018, 03:26:54 PM »
Looks awesome, but it would collapse if I sat on it!

Lol

1960 Wurlitzer model 700 EP
1968 Gibson G101 Combo organ
1975 Rhodes Piano Bass
1979 Wurlitzer 206A EP
1980 Wurlitzer 200A EP
1980 Wurlitzer 270 Butterfly Grand
2000 Yamaha acoustic piano
2004 Hammond XK3
2009 73A Rhodes Mark 7
2009 Korg SV-1 73
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Re: My $20 Wurlitzer bench
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2018, 09:49:52 PM »

I like it because it looks very similar to the primitive "matching" bench that came with my 200.

...and the legs do indeed remind me of kindergarten.

Sean