*SOLD* Stardust Casino Piano Wine Cabinet

  • Advertise with us
Project by Michael posted 08-08-2016 06:50 PM 1199 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Stardust Hotel and Casino Piano Wine Cabinet

Made in 1900, this Russell Lane Cabinet Grand Piano (serial #5595) was converted into a wine cabinet. The piano was previously owned by the Stardust Casino in Las Vegas and was auctioned off when the casino went out of business in 2006.

The piano still played fairly well when I bought it. Usually, the only value these old upright pianos have is sentimental. Because this one had no sentimental attachment, it was worth more as a wine cabinet rather than as a piano.

I took the piano completely apart and put it back together without the instrumentation, creating a hollow shell. I then outfitted that shell to function as a wine cabinet. The wood that I added for the shelves is African Padauk from West Penn Hardwoods. I also added dimmable LED lights from The Home Depot.

The Padauk shelf in the lower cabinet has hidden storage underneath.

The Before and After pictures look the same. My favorite feature is that when it’s closed, it still looks like an old upright piano.


-- ~Michael,

7 comments so far

View Monte Pittman's profile

Monte Pittman

28568 posts in 2269 days

#1 posted 08-08-2016 07:14 PM

Very cool idea

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

View Chris's profile


210 posts in 1824 days

#2 posted 08-08-2016 07:50 PM

I have done 2 piano bars…lots of fun (and work). Yours looks great!

-- Chris, Virginia

View helluvawreck's profile


30470 posts in 2797 days

#3 posted 08-08-2016 09:48 PM

This is so creative. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

View Richard W. Hyman Jr's profile

Richard W. Hyman Jr

736 posts in 1603 days

#4 posted 08-08-2016 10:57 PM

Fantastic piece with a fantastic story! Thanks for sharing!

-- VR, Richard "Fear is nothing more than a feeling. You feel hot. You feel hungry. You feel angry. You feel afraid. Fear can never kill you"--Remo Williams

View Mean_Dean's profile


6321 posts in 3078 days

#5 posted 08-08-2016 11:37 PM

Great looking piano bar! I like the concept of these, and yours is a fine example. I’m sure you’ll get a lot of good use and satisfaction from it—and it’s a great conversation starter when you have company over!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

View pottz's profile


2597 posts in 915 days

#6 posted 08-08-2016 11:52 PM


-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

View Roger's profile


20916 posts in 2735 days

#7 posted 08-17-2016 12:07 PM

Very slick way to recycle a gr8 old piano

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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