Rustic Timber Frame Piano Finished.

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Project by Bieser posted 03-16-2014 11:17 PM 2881 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was the link I posted just before I took it to the finishing room… (AKA my garage). I explained more about the piano there but I got it finished this week took me some time working on it in my free time, non-stop. Plays like a brand new piano but looks like it came out of an old rustic saloon 100 years ago. Exactly what I dreamed up, I feel like it represents myself well.

I have done four different layers of finish; tea stain, vinegar, gel stain and an oil stain. I sanded the last oil stain in spots to finish off the aging process and match the other furniture I have made. I have taken different shots of the piano with lid open and closed to show the different set ups. I finished the inside with some faux looking piano components and hammer gold paint. I plugged it in for the first time since I started this project holding my breath… (drum role) It sounded great. Keyboard is excellent, weighted keys with all the pluses of being digital but the look of a rustic baby grand. I would have made a full size but felt this was a good start. I maybe will make another one. I am already shopping for a keyboard… Don’t tell my wife.

Enjoy. Thanks for all the wonderful comments from before.

I was just looking at the pictures. All I had was a cell phone camera so sorry for the poor photos. If you want to check out my website and facebook page I will be posting pics in the near future when my photographer wife sets up an actual photo shoot.

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#1 posted 03-17-2014 01:13 AM

That is utterly amazing! You must be very proud (and you should be).
Beautiful and ingenious!

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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#2 posted 03-17-2014 02:52 AM

Hotncold- Thanks for the confidence boost. lol

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#3 posted 03-18-2014 05:46 AM

That’s quite a transformation!


-- “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Benjamin Franklin -- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#4 posted 03-22-2014 02:50 AM

i think this is just beautiful. it is definitely a conversation piece. congratulations on a job very well done.

-- Rob, You have failed if you have not tried.

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#5 posted 03-22-2014 03:16 AM

Rob, Thanks it has been enjoyable to have in the house for sure.

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#6 posted 03-23-2014 05:40 AM

I made a “baby baby grand” many years ago using bendy ply and plam, turned out nice but yours is gorgeous !

-- Nothing's just gets expensive

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#7 posted 03-23-2014 04:48 PM

Hacksaw, I just looked at yours it’s the same idea just on a larger scale. Yours looks fun.

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