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Project by Michael posted 03-03-2016 11:58 PM 3407 views 4 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

1913 Arion Upright Piano Bar Wine & Liquor Cabinet

This old upright piano still played when I got it, although not very well (maybe that was me?).

I took it completely apart, removed the musical components, and put it back together configured as a wine cabinet. I love that when it’s closed, it still looks like a 100 year old upright piano. I added dimmable LED lights. The shelf in the very bottom is on hinges and hides additional storage.

Before:

After:

The before video: https://youtu.be/NSaTPBDpjds

-- ~Michael, AnsbachArtisans.com





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Mean_Dean

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#1 posted 03-04-2016 12:48 AM

Interesting reuse of an old piano!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#2 posted 03-04-2016 02:32 AM

Very nice work

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 03-04-2016 12:59 PM

Very cool repurposing, my grandma has an old upright that at this point would cost too much to refurbish. This could be exactly what needs to be done with it.

-- "Lack of effort will result in failure with amazing predictability" - Me

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#4 posted 03-04-2016 03:12 PM

Wow! This is very creative and so well done.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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htl

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#5 posted 03-04-2016 04:07 PM

Need to have it set up to play old Gun Smoke style bar music.
Have I been watching to many cow boy shows?

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DerekJ

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#6 posted 03-04-2016 06:09 PM

THIS IS AWESOME! I am a piano player and have been eyeing Craigslist hoping for a freebie to do something very similar to this. Great work and creativity. Favoriting this for future reference.

How difficult was it to remove the harp and strings? I’ve heard the tension on them is deadly and it requires a lot of caution and patience…. true?

-- Derek ~ Omaha, NE

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Michael

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#7 posted 03-04-2016 06:23 PM



THIS IS AWESOME! I am a piano player and have been eyeing Craigslist hoping for a freebie to do something very similar to this. Great work and creativity. Favoriting this for future reference.

How difficult was it to remove the harp and strings? I ve heard the tension on them is deadly and it requires a lot of caution and patience…. true?

- DerekJ


I bought my first one on eBay for $10. The piano wires are very high tension, but very secure on both ends. The first piano I cut the wire with bolt cutters, no real danger. Disassembly was pretty easy on both.

-- ~Michael, AnsbachArtisans.com

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#8 posted 03-05-2016 10:45 AM

Nice job! I am working on my 2nd one now. It’s kinda fun!

-- Chris, Virginia

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#9 posted 03-05-2016 12:00 PM

Ok, now I think I want to make one of these. I see a free piano (99% of the time an upright) on CL every few weeks or so. I realize the big obstacle would be getting one that didn’t represent a huge difficulty in removing it from someone’s house. I know that they’re heavy, but once out of a house that I really don’t want to damage, that’s not a problem for me.

-- "Lack of effort will result in failure with amazing predictability" - Me

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Roger

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#10 posted 03-09-2016 12:18 PM

What a fantastic idea. Ragtime Piano Pub.

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#11 posted 03-09-2016 12:41 PM

Hummmmm,How about a gun cabinet? Never would have thought about it until I saw the pictures above!!!!

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