Piano Desk

  • Advertise with us
Project by Tesla77 posted 03-05-2015 03:27 AM 1120 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Client wanted their baby grand turned into a writing desk for tutoring. Trimmed off the “Baldwin” veneer and re-applied to the walnut-faced drawer. Turned out great. I think they will be pleased. Legs are attached to large wooden blocks that are bolted down with thread inserts on the underside of the top. This was my first attempt making a dovetailed drawer. Had some guidance from a dear friend. That made all the difference.

8 comments so far

View lightweightladylefty's profile


3128 posts in 3135 days

#1 posted 03-05-2015 04:33 AM


I love what you did with that piano. It looks a lot like my 1927 Baldwin Howard grand, but I’m not ready to give it up quite yet. I had it rebuilt 34 years ago and it still plays beautifully.


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

View mafe's profile


11061 posts in 2512 days

#2 posted 03-05-2015 11:41 AM

Lovely, really lovely.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

View Charles Maxwell's profile

Charles Maxwell

1080 posts in 3230 days

#3 posted 03-05-2015 12:25 PM

As it turns out, I am also building a piano desk for my daughter, albeit, from scratch. I’ll post when I’m finished with it. I’m design still in phase. I do intend to embed a high end electronic piano inside. So, I’ll need to rethink the concept of standard drawers.

-- Max the "night janitor" at

View Oldtool's profile


2365 posts in 1613 days

#4 posted 03-05-2015 01:41 PM

Super cool. Great looking desk, really unique. Nice work.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

View buck_cpa's profile


147 posts in 1310 days

#5 posted 03-05-2015 04:36 PM

very cool project. never thought of that before.

View majuvla's profile


8714 posts in 2290 days

#6 posted 03-05-2015 05:58 PM

Great idea, very well done!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

View JoeinGa's profile


7383 posts in 1429 days

#7 posted 03-05-2015 07:51 PM

Beautiful. You THINK they’ll be pleased?

Oh heck yeah. I KNOW they’ll be pleased !

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

View Josh's profile


1201 posts in 1992 days

#8 posted 03-06-2015 04:00 AM

Wow, that is so cool.

-- Tree, wood, and box lover from Pennsylvania

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics