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Day One: Piano to Desk conversion!

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So this is my dead piano, Old Chap.
His pedals don't really work, he can't hold tuning (so things don't sound all that nice), and some keys don't ring, but only give a little "plink."
Betsy is being dropped off tomorrow to relieve him of duty, but I just couldn't stand the thought of destroying him after so many years of loyal service; we bought him USED when I was very young, and this is the piano I learned to play on, starting at age six.
The plan is to gut him, then sanding, staining, and finally being repurposed as a desk!
Here's today's progress (pics in replies). Ollie took a good nap, so I was able to make some great progress!
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by on Nov. 16, 2012 at 9:07 PM
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DaiTilley
by Dai on Nov. 17, 2012 at 9:09 PM
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Very true! I'm hoping to get some more done on it tomorrow =)


Quoting AngryBob:



Quoting DaiTilley:

Exactly! He's definitely in his "pile of ashes" stage right now lol





Quoting AngryBob:

ooh, but imagine how purty he'll be when he rises! i'm so excited for you and this project!


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DaiTilley
by Dai on Nov. 17, 2012 at 9:11 PM
Thanks! I still have to figure out the logistics on a few steps, but hopefully it won't take me too horribly long =)


Quoting krystlbear_84:

Awesome...I can't wait to see the ending project.


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deeredone2
by Deedra on Nov. 17, 2012 at 9:58 PM

I can't wait to see the finished product.

katy_kay08
by on Nov. 18, 2012 at 8:57 AM

I'm excited to see the finished project.  What made you think of a desk out of a piano?  

hazy999
by Bronze Member on Nov. 18, 2012 at 1:25 PM
Awesome idea. Very sad though that you plan on removing all the guts, its gorgeous!
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DaiTilley
by Dai on Nov. 18, 2012 at 10:00 PM
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I'm off work unril Wednesday, so hopefully I'll have some more progress to add over the next few days! =)


Quoting deeredone2:

I can't wait to see the finished product.


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DaiTilley
by Dai on Nov. 18, 2012 at 10:02 PM
I actually Googled something like "Ways to upcycle a piano" and when I saw the idea, I thought it would be perfect! =)


Quoting katy_kay08:

I'm excited to see the finished project.  What made you think of a desk out of a piano?  


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DaiTilley
by Dai on Nov. 18, 2012 at 10:10 PM
I just couldn't bear to get rid of it outright, so I'm glad it's getting a new life! The pin board is just entirely too heavy for me to do anything with =(


Quoting hazy999:

Awesome idea. Very sad though that you plan on removing all the guts, its gorgeous!

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