Adjustable Cello Bench

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This adjustable cello bench is perfect for every young and growing cellist. This bench is made from solid wood and is available in poplar, red oak, maple, and cherry. The poplar bench is unfinished and is ready for painting; it makes a great family project. Both the red oak and cherry versions are finished with a hand-rubbed varnish which brings out the natural beauty of the wood.


The bench has a built in handle in the cross brace. The handle’s location makes it easy to carry because the bench will be perfectly balanced. The legs are attached to the bench with through mortise and tenon joints. The adjustable legs are able to set the bench height from 11″ to 17″ in one inch increments. These heights should accommodate a child from age 4 and up. The legs have a notch to accept an endpin anchor.


This bench was designed with the assistance of Andris Koh, Cleveland Institute of Music. She was able to provide insights based upon her experiences as a cello instructor who teaches children of all ages as well as adults. Her knowledge was invaluable!

“I had a wonderful time working with Bill in creating these beautifully made cello benches! I had trouble looking for a good quality cello bench with adjustable height that wasn’t too heavy in weight. Bill took all my suggestions in mind and produced the perfect cello bench that I would highly recommend to all music teachers who are looking to start young cello beginners. This bench will serve its purpose for many years before the student transitions into a regular chair.”

Andris Koh
Suzuki Cello Instructor
Sato Center for Suzuki Studies
Cleveland Institute of Music

adjustable cello bench - cherry

Natural cherry

adjustable cello bench - hard maple, natural

Natural hard maple

adjustable cello bench - red oak, natural

Natural red oak

adjustable cello bench - red oak, stained

Red oak, stained

adjustable cello bench - poplar

Poplar, unfinished

adjustable cello bench - poplar, painted

Poplar, painted

The cello bench is available in the following woods and finishes

adjustable cello seats cherry natural

Cherry – natural with varnish

Hard Maple
adjustable cello seats maple natural

Hard Maple – natural with varnish

Red oak
adjustable cello seats red oak natural

Red Oak – natural with varnish

adjustable cello seats red oak stained

Red Oak – stained with varnish

adjustable cello seats poplar unfinished

Poplar – unfinished


✓ Perfect for ages 4 and up
✓ Seat: 11″ x 17″
✓ The height adjusts from 11″ to 17″ in 1″ increments
✓ Traditional mortise and tenon joinery
✓ Poplar, hard maple, red oak, cherry
✓ Solid hardwood, no plywood
✓ Hand rubbed varnish finish
✓ Custom orders considered


   Poplar    $ 90 – Unfinished
   Poplar    $110 – Painted
  Cherry    $110 – Natural color with hand rubbed varnish finish
   Maple    $110 – Natural color with hand rubbed varnish finish
Red oak    $110 – Natural color with hand rubbed varnish finish
Red oak    $110 – Stained with hand rubbed varnish finish

Additional information

Allow three weeks for construction
$20 shipping to the continental United States

To place an order or ask a question

Bill Burke
Forgotten Thyme Furniture’s Etsy shop
(330) 769-0144