Antique Piano Gets 2nd Life

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Project by squaretree posted 03-17-2015 02:00 AM 1268 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The wood for this chair was salvaged from an old upright piano. I intended for this to be a prototype, and didn’t want to purchase wood. There was a large variation in wood color, but I just went with it.
The design is my own. The cushions were custom made by an upholstery shop.

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#1 posted 03-17-2015 07:48 AM

Nice re-use of some wood with history. Great Job!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 03-17-2015 10:38 AM

Nice re-purposing.
I built a few chairs from old doors.

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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#3 posted 03-17-2015 11:54 AM

Do you know how old the piano was? I have tried twice so far to take apart uprights and have found that most of the salvage was not solid wood but veneered soft woods. For the amount of work involved in disassembly it has proven not to be worth while.

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#4 posted 03-17-2015 05:54 PM

Nice chair, reminiscent of Frank Lloyd Wright’s furniture.

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#5 posted 03-17-2015 08:23 PM

That’s a great idea!
You did a great job!

-- Chem, Central California

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#6 posted 03-17-2015 10:24 PM

wonderful piece – love it!

-- Greg Simon

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#7 posted 03-18-2015 01:54 AM

Outstanding work!

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#8 posted 03-18-2015 05:56 PM

Very nice… have some nice wood from an upright waiting for the right project myself!

-- -Tim Royal... Always reminded of this when I see the amazing work LJ's do (I have no choice but to be humble!), "Pride makes us artificial and humility makes us real." -Thomas Merton

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