|Project by Michael||posted 08-08-2016 06:50 PM||595 views||1 time favorited||7 comments|
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, AnsbachArtisans.com