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Shoninger Upright Piano Transformation

After the Knabe piano trasformation, a client contacted me with a beautiul Shoninger piano that was destined for the landfill.  She was heartbroken to discard this beautiful crotch walnut piano, but knew that it was not worth complete rebuilding.  She offered me the piano with the hope that I could find a home for this beautiful piece, as a piano or as a re-purposed piece of furniture.  I took the piano and stored it for over 3 years until I met Carol and David.






Teardown begins with removing the action,
plate,sundboard, pinblock, and beams.





Finish removal with liquid remover
and solvent wash.


Upper chamber, design and build.

The wine drawer is made with oak sides
and a 1/2" baltic birch bottom

The bartop is a teak solid frame
 with 1/2" walnut plywood panels.


The lower panel was cut in half
to create two doors.


The doors were attached with
pocket door hardware

Lower section storage on full
extension drawer slides.

The pedal were re-worked to
activitate light switches.

Cabinet Prep


Antique mirror effect on glass.

Final Assembly

Completed Piano Bar

Knabe Piano Transformation

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