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atomic mary
« Reply #20 on: May 27, 2008 04:22:54 PM »

wow i think that would be beautiful!
we took ours apart. it took 2 weekends. and it's almost done. i should post some pics. it was a very surprising adventure! the inside of our piano was BEAUTIFUL! it turns out that it was built between 1885 and 1888. the company that built it was known for building one of the heaviest pianos in the world! (at least that's what one website said. i have absolutely no reason to doubt them Cheesy) it looked like the mirror was put on in 1947. there was a date and initials written in pencil behind the mirror. i couldn't believe the inside. the outside was really dowdy but there was gorgeous painting on the..... part that holds the strings. the inside of the panel that is under the piano (above the pedals) had fantastic woodwork but it was INSIDE! i have kept this piece and will hang it on my wall. i am also keeping the part holding the strings and one day will find somewhere to hang it. it's too pretty to not do something with it. and then we can have a harp like wall hanging. however i need a really secure wall. after most of the wood was taken away i still couldn't move it! really incredible!
anyway, i will post pics once i figure out how. just thought that those that replied to this post might want to know.
atomic mary
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SalutingMagpies
« Reply #21 on: May 28, 2008 01:34:46 AM »

I was wondering, so thanks  Smiley

After reading the responses to your question, I emailed someone from a piano website asking whether my piano was worth restoring, but apparently "garden pianos" are always a write-off.

I'd love to see photos of the parts you're keeping once you hang them up
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SpottedFrog
« Reply #22 on: May 28, 2008 06:25:06 AM »

Dunno everything about piano parts but the portion with the strings attatched is the Sound Box (real technical, huh?)  Wink I too want to see the hidden painting!

Maybe you could just mount the soundbox on feet of some type & put it in front of a wall? I think hanging would be more work that it's worth (for the wall anyway).
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