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Coffee table from piano parts

Coffee table from piano parts

Here the two side boards of a 100 year old piano are connected with a walnut butterfly (or bowtie) joint.

All directions

All directions

Wood from pin block, back beam and back post meet and mesh perfectly.

Piano wood turned on lathe

Piano wood turned on lathe

The notch in the edge is where a large screw held the heavy metal frame to the piano cabinet.

A most useful display table

A most useful display table

Made for Progress in Bird Rock

Interlocking wood

Interlocking wood

The rectangular becomes circular.

Black keys, white keys

Black keys, white keys

We should spend defense dollars on the arts.

Piano bookends

Piano bookends

Side arm wood and metal pedals.

Piano crab

Piano crab

Body was the banged up bottom board. Making it a bottom feeder made sense.

Coat rack

Coat rack

Metal supports from the "action", where hammers and dampers interact.

Piano wood box

Piano wood box

Sides made from key stop rail. Handle made from two white keys and a black key.

Expanded plywood display

Expanded plywood display

The sides of this display are single sheets of plywood with alternating cuts from the bottom almost to the top, then top almost to the bottom.

Another piano bench

Another piano bench

Wood was the platform just under the keyboard from an earlier piano. Legs are just cool.

Pile O' Wood display table

Pile O' Wood display table

At Progress in Bird Rock. Owner Bruce described it, I built it and added the drawer. Because why not?

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Surprise!

Surprise!

Manzanita root ball hearts

Manzanita root ball hearts

Manzanita grows in the hills and mountains in eastern San Diego. I did not use any dyes or stains - the wood has a naturally fiery look.

Stand on wheels

Stand on wheels

Pallet wood, plywood, and rocking chair rails for the curved front edges

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Picture frame

Picture frame

Piano note holder

Piano note holder

When your piano is done playing notes you can still use the spring-loaded dampers to hold notes (or photos).