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1871 Estey Organ Desk...Upcycle Desk #1

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Project by lathman posted 04-15-2013 12:42 AM 1766 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this started out as a barn fresh 1871 estey flat top reed/pump organ…after gutting the insides, the upcycle process began..after hours of remodeling and a half dozen coats of tung oil,this restoration is done..this one was sold to a gal in lubbock, texas…..

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#1 posted 04-15-2013 02:09 AM

Very nice, excellent work.

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#2 posted 04-17-2013 03:58 PM

Superb work on the rebuild of the fine looking desk. This will be enjoyed for many more years.

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#3 posted 04-17-2013 04:08 PM

These desks you make from old pianos/organs are FANTASTIC!

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#4 posted 01-02-2014 11:43 PM

I have acquired an 1871 Estey Organ recently off of Craigslist. It was a refurb that was pushed to the wayside. Fortunate in many ways for me…FREE!, already in parts n’ pieces and partly refurbished. My original thought was to turn it into a nice bench for the foyer, but upon seeing this desk my creativity started flowing! I want to use parts of the organ to complete the desk and use as little outside wood as possible. It’s gonna be a challenge, but I think I can do it! I’m giving myself a year to complete it since I am no avid wood worker. I have few tools and little experience, but for free I am giving it a go!

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