The Otto Grau Restoration Page 3
"Everyone one has an old piano in their basement you can have if you move it."
Piano Home Otto Grau Melville Clark Questions Spare Parts Slide Show

Before

After

A shot with the doors open a view into the future of this project (12-11-2009)
I also built a bench While I had nothing else to Do.
Built out of solid oak the only screws are in the
piano hinge, everything is glued biscuited
or pinned. I have about 15 hours
in the project.
The finish is just slightly lighter then the piano
but being made of different wood I guess
that can be expected.
The material cost was about $120


Putting the pieces back together, Moving this beast almost got the best of
my father and I, it must weigh 700lbs. (1-2-2010)

Looking Good but lots of internal work to go. One Step at a time. My work is seasonal and
now is not the season, I have time on my hands but no MONEY.
(1-2-2010)

The only thing left to do on the cabinet is the name board logo. I have a really good
digital file but I'm sure yet how I am going to handle the logo itself. (1-2-2010)

I really need to make Caster Cups next, it kept wanting to roll off my boards.
These are only temporary to protect the carpet. (1-2-2010)

This shot shows the color real well, it came out a little darker then I wanted. I stayed with the original color after I stripped off the laquer (Antique Red) it took several coats to get everything to match.

The Solid Brass knobs came from MyKnobs.com they have every kind
of brass knob imaginable. (1-2-2010)

My first lesson is scheduled for next Friday and all I have to do is fix her and her husband dinner.

I have a tuner scheduled for Feb 16th.
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Tuesday, November 30, 2010
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