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Tie and Belt Rack from Old Piano Parts

Here's a quick project from old piano parts. My dad used the pegs from inside the piano to make these tie and belt racks that can hang in the closet. It could also be used for jewelry or other decorative items. He drilled holes for the pegs in some of the scrap wood from the piano. 


Repurposed Piano Parts - A Beautiful Sofa Table

I grew up playing piano on a huge upright grand. If you've been following my recent posts, you've seen some of the projects my dad made from that piano when it was time to retire it from use. 

The top of the piano was a long board with a hinge so that the piano could be tuned. My dad used that board, with the attached hinge and created this sofa table. He purchased the repurposed legs from a local salvage shop. Then, he stained them and a few other repurposed pieces to match the piano color. 



Another Table from a Repurposed Piano

In another segment of my repurposed piano series, here is the end table my dad made for me. The legs are from original parts of the piano, and he used some other salvaged wood for part of the shadow box to contain the piano keys. You'll notice it looks different from the one he made for my sister, since each uses different parts of the piano.
 I learned to play piano on these keys. I remember the broken ivory on that one A key.

The old piano looked a lot like this one I found on the internet, except it was more ornate.
The table legs are made from the front let, and also from the half-leg that was there for decoration on the body. My dad cut the back legs for my table from the body of the piano.

 Isn't it cool how the keys were all numbered? To get them to fit right in the table, they couldn't be reassembled in perfect order.
Watch for more piano projects coming this week!

More Uses for Piano Parts

Recently, I featured a table my dad made from the parts of an old piano. This week, I'd like to show you a few other projects he created. The part of the piano where music would usually rest is a beautiful piece of wood with ornate trim. He turned it into a wall feature to be used as a photo ledge. 


I spent many hours with music spread on that easel. It's nice to keep it all in one piece in its retirement days. 

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