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#1 posted 11-30-2012 06:34 PM

Probably wouldn’t do it again but…

The 6 or so vertical posts supporting the sound board were about 4×4 hard maple maybe 4’ tall Lots of cutting boards out of that wood.

The sound board is cast iron. My brother took it to the recycler and got $20 for it.

There is a fair amount of brass (maybe 20lbs?) in hinges, pedals, bolts, etc. that I’m sure you could get some $$ of at the recycler.

Most is veneer, but good thick veneer. If you can get it off you have something there.

The veneer is over solid hardwood. In my case all oak and I have used a lot of that wood as well.

Just as important I learned something and found it very interesting to dismantle and learn how things were made back in the day!

-- Jeff


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