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Project by Huckleberry posted 1799 days ago 1372 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.

-- Something that goes unnoticed will never be remembered.





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 1799 days ago

Wow Huck that’s great very cool design

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Dennis Zongker

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#2 posted 1798 days ago

Sweet! Great design.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#3 posted 1798 days ago

Now THAT is a piano bar!

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

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JJohnston

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#4 posted 1798 days ago

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?’”

-- "Sorry I'm late. Somebody tampered with my brakes." "You should have been early, then."

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Kindlingmaker

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#5 posted 1798 days ago

A great idea and design, you did well!

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

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teejay

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#6 posted 1798 days ago

nice finish. What did you use to accomplish that?

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Mike

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#7 posted 1798 days ago

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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Huckleberry

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#8 posted 1797 days ago

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.

-- Something that goes unnoticed will never be remembered.

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Blake

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#9 posted 1797 days ago

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

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com

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Grumpy

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#10 posted 1797 days ago

Excellent job Huck. Done with great effect.

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

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#11 posted 1797 days ago

That bar is smoking.

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

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jim1953

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#12 posted 1797 days ago

Great Lookin Bar

-- Jim, Kentucky

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Huckleberry

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#13 posted 1797 days ago

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

-- Something that goes unnoticed will never be remembered.

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Blake

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#14 posted 1797 days ago

oh good. Pianos have a low tolerance for alcohol.

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com

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