1959 Baldwin Organ Desk......Upcycled Organ Desk #3

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Project by lathman posted 04-15-2013 01:11 AM 6113 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

started as an ordinary 1959 Baldwin organ that was being given away…after gutting and remodeling…a laminate top was added, drawers built, a black lacquer applied, distressed and glazed…led accent lighting…brass knobs…boxes built where speakers were for storage, baskets whatever….a cool result for an unwanted organ….

-- "just crazy enough to try"

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#1 posted 04-15-2013 01:22 AM

That is a great refit. I have to pay more attention, next time I see an old organ.

-- The more I work with wood the more I recognize only God can make something as beautiful as a tree. I hope my humble attempts at this craft do justice by His masterpiece. -- Tim

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#2 posted 04-15-2013 02:07 AM

Great work & craftsmanship. Excellent recycle of the organ.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#3 posted 04-15-2013 03:01 AM

As a musician, part of me would rather see the organ restored and played, but nice work on this. Well done. Makes a nice looking desk.


-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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#4 posted 04-15-2013 11:26 AM


-- Dave in Minnesota - If it ain't broke, improve it!

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#5 posted 04-15-2013 11:49 AM

Excellent repurpose

-- Jim, Tinley Park, IL

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#6 posted 04-17-2013 04:13 PM

Awesome work on that unique and beautiful desk. Great use of old organs.

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