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Old 06-29-2011, 08:39 PM   #1
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What can an old upright piano be used for? they are free any day of the week on craigslist. anything in them with scrap value?
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Old 06-29-2011, 08:42 PM   #2
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Old 06-29-2011, 08:42 PM   #3
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Be fun to drop one out a window.....
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Old 06-29-2011, 08:53 PM   #4
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Use it as a key cabinet.
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Old 06-29-2011, 09:03 PM   #5
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A bar! We started one with my friends piano, but he lost interest. I would love to finish it.

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Old 06-29-2011, 09:13 PM   #6
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I was going to say liquor cabinet too.

I saw a website where an electronics hobbyist turned one into a work area that can be covered up for company. I'll try to find it again.
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Old 06-30-2011, 07:46 AM   #7
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http://www.instructables.com/id/Free...ent-Workbench/
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Old 06-30-2011, 10:21 AM   #8
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Good ones may have a cast iron frame inside that can be weighed in for scrap. Failing that bar, display cabinet, hifi cabinet or even a big speaker box. Failing that a couple of sledgehammers, a couple of friends and see how small you can make it, they are surprisingly difficult to reduce to a pile of small bits, we had to do it as a race on one of those corporate team building type things a few years back.

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Old 06-30-2011, 11:11 AM   #9
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That's the one Greaseyjockey!
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Old 06-30-2011, 11:44 AM   #10
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I think MadMech has the best idea.
They make good stealth work areas for apartments after you take out all the cast iron.
I think I saw one with 2 counter weighted tool boards at the back.
That made use of the vertical and horizontal depth.
They changed the pivot point of the big over keyboard to the bottom and used the back of it for the work surface.
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Old 06-30-2011, 11:56 AM   #11
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Gut it and turn it into a soap box derby car....

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Old 06-30-2011, 12:58 PM   #12
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Another vote for a bar

Back when the UK had a navy they used to use them for testing the catapults on aircraft carriers. The oceans of the world are now littered with them....
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Old 06-30-2011, 03:11 PM   #13
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Made a computer desk from one. PC fits sideways in the bottom on one side, printer paper in the other. Plywood/masonite replaced the keyboard to make the desk. Added another shelf in the top. Not bad. Not as deep as I would like but it fit the space we had. Heavy as all getout though...
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Use it as a key cabinet.
That's one witty post, right there.
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Old 06-30-2011, 03:50 PM   #15
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here ya go! tons of fun!http://youtu.be/mr2GuK_RJS0
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Old 06-30-2011, 06:15 PM   #16
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Build a Stealth Piano Workbench:

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Made a computer desk from one. PC fits sideways in the bottom on one side, printer paper in the other. Plywood/masonite replaced the keyboard to make the desk. Added another shelf in the top. Not bad. Not as deep as I would like but it fit the space we had. Heavy as all getout though...
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Old 06-30-2011, 06:50 PM   #18
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Stroked -

Where you located that CraigsList has 'free' pianos? I just checked my area (Puget Sound WA) and only a few under $100. I'm looking for something to throw out a window.

(just kiddin')
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do you have a trebuchet?

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Old 06-30-2011, 10:29 PM   #20
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How many...88?
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