It’s done! It’s done! It’s done! And here it sits, the way I always imagined it could look, in my living room. It was way more work than I first thought, but it was also totally worth every drop of blood, sweat and tears. Remember, it was black– with stain, years of grime and neglect. It was so bad someone actually put it out for the trash… and now it’s a gem.
Now I need to get a piano repair guy in here to fix the broken hammers ( I have them all) and give her a good tuning, and we’ll all be able to start our piano lessons.
We had an Elder come over one night who sat down and banged out a smashing, if slightly off-tune, rendition of Rhapsody in Blue, so it shouldn’t be too hard to bring the old lady back into usable condition. Even if She never holds a tune, I will never get rid of my beauty.
Here is a side shot of the wood, so you can see what quarter-sawn tiger oak looks like… lovely.