There are hundreds of furniture stores and their selections are vast. The problem with buying furniture at a store is it’s not unique. Sometimes we desire to have a custom-made piece that’s one-of-a-kind.
Recently we received a call from a client who has a passion for music. So much so, that she has two pianos in her house. Unfortunately, one didn’t work and was just taking up space. She inquired if anything could be done with it? Naturally, after a few minutes of deliberation, we suggested that it be repurposed as a bar.
If you’ve ever looked inside a piano, there’s a lot going on!! Lots of wires and iron that are built too last. Just taking it apart is a tremendous /dangerous undertaking. If you’re considering taking a project like this on, be extremely careful or find somebody who has experience to help you.
After many hours spent taking the musical mechanisms out of the piano, we began the process of turning it into a bar. One of the hardest parts of the job was figuring out how the door would work properly. It needed to be engineered to support its considerable weight without holding it and stand up to being open and closed repeatedly. These are the types off issues where a great deal of time is spent tinkering. After we figured out a way to make the door work properly, the construction on the inside began. Wine glass holders and three drawers were constructed with some custom features. The ivory from the piano keys was applied to the faces of the drawers and the black keys served as handles. This feature made the drawers the focal point of the bar. Additional storage also exists where the keys and foot pedals formerly were.
Once the bar was put together, the whole inside needed to be finished to match the exterior of the piano. Upon completion, the job was a huge success and our customer was thrilled.
If you’ve got a custom design, refinishing, painting or upholstery project coming up, give us a call or click on the work order request link below. We’d love an opportunity to earn your business.