Piano Recycling

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What else could the piano become?
Some general ideas of ways to use, alter or convert a piano.
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Salvaging and Recycling Pianos
Once a piano is no longer playable as a normal instrument, it is time to consider the alternatives.
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Salvaging and Recycling Pianos
Once a piano is no longer playable as a normal instrument, it is time to consider the alternatives.
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Salvaging and
Recycling Pianos

There is a point of no return for pianos. Eventually the wood gets old and mushy, the felts get stiff and hard, the metal fatigues and breaks, humidity can rust everything, and the wooden exterior can delaminate, buckle, split, warp, and separate. At this point it would take far more time, effort, money and materials to restore the piano than it would ever be worth for resale. Once a piano is no longer playable as a normal instrument, it is time to consider the alternatives. What else could the piano become? How could the individual parts be re-used? Here are some creative ideas.

What else
could a piano become?

Gate to a new life

Art

Practical Items

Toys

Furniture

Musical Instruments

Do not throw out a piano. Why not?
Think about
what you would be doing:

Furniture

Art

Entire piano

Piano parts

Construction

Toys

Practical

See what Dean is doing with pianos: http://komonews.com/news/erics-heroes

Piano Dismantling

Learn how to dismantle a piano easily and efficiently so that the maximum benefit can be gained from each part. The goal is to transform a piano into something else so that all or part of it can still be used.


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The dismantling instructions page provides information on the following:
Tools

a recommended list of tools that will make the job efficient and fun

Procedure

a step-by-step outline of the most logical order to dismantle a piano

Storage

what to do with the dismantled parts, and how to keep track of them

Transformation

convert the parts into something useful, artistic, and pleasing

Piano Art

Take a look at some of the wonderful creations that people have already made out of pianos.
Put your thinking cap on, and ask yourself, “What could this be?”
Conversely, ask “What do I need, and how could I make it out of what I have to work with?”
These pictures are merely ideas to stimulate your creativity.

When you do create your own original work, please submit photos and descriptions.

This site is about sharing questions, techniques and ideas.

Feel free to email your questions, suggestions and ideas, and to post your creations.


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Contacts

For any inquiries, please email or call:

petrich@whidbey.com
or call
(206) 324-5055


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