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Project by Huckleberry posted 08-25-2009 06:33 AM 1818 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a little bar that I made to go around a piano in the fine restaurant Maggiano’s in down town Chicago. Nice little project that consumed about two days and looks killer. In fact the owner wants me to refinish the piano lid because the new bar makes it look really bad. The brackets to hold this to the piano were fabricated out of some 1/8” flat steel. This allowed no fasteners to have to go into the piano and a good thing too this baby is a Wurlitzer.

-- I cut it twice and the damn thing is still too short!@#$% https://kata.sendlane.com/view/diyers





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#1 posted 08-25-2009 06:40 AM

Wow Huck that’s great very cool design

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#2 posted 08-25-2009 02:33 PM

Sweet! Great design.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#3 posted 08-25-2009 03:23 PM

Now THAT is a piano bar!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 08-25-2009 04:24 PM

Reminds me of the Billy Joel song: “People sit at the bar and put bread in my jar and say, ‘Man, what are you doing here?’”

-- "A man may conduct himself well in both adversity and good fortune, but if you want to test his character, give him power." - Abraham Lincoln

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#5 posted 08-25-2009 05:38 PM

A great idea and design, you did well!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#6 posted 08-25-2009 07:28 PM

nice finish. What did you use to accomplish that?

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#7 posted 08-25-2009 10:49 PM

We have a Maggiano’s in Cincinnati, Ohio I do the lock work. They would probably want something like this also. You could ask maybe a Franchise wide project.

-- Measure once cut twice....oh wait....ooops.

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#8 posted 08-26-2009 08:05 PM

The finish is automotive paint wet sanded and and buffed with some 3M products. And that is a cool idea Mike didn’t know if the piano gig was specific to this restaurant or if it is a franchised deal.

-- I cut it twice and the damn thing is still too short!@#$% https://kata.sendlane.com/view/diyers

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#9 posted 08-26-2009 09:45 PM

This is a really original idea. My only question is what prevents spilled drinks from running on (or in) to the piano?

-- Happy woodworking!

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#10 posted 08-27-2009 02:47 AM

Excellent job Huck. Done with great effect.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#11 posted 08-27-2009 05:00 AM

That bar is smoking.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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#12 posted 08-27-2009 05:11 AM

Great Lookin Bar

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#13 posted 08-27-2009 05:52 AM

Hey Blake there is a 7/8” reveal that runs between the piano and the bar.

-- I cut it twice and the damn thing is still too short!@#$% https://kata.sendlane.com/view/diyers

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#14 posted 08-27-2009 07:07 AM

oh good. Pianos have a low tolerance for alcohol.

-- Happy woodworking!

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