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Piano Recycling at its finest! #1898695
05/17/12 02:41 PM
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A member of our staff took home an old piano that was sadly beyond repair (insect damage). We had previously disassembled the piano and he recycled it. It's now serving as a planter while pumping out 2000 gallons of water/hr as a fountain!
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Any guesses about the piano?


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Re: Piano Recycling at its finest! [Re: PianoWorksATL] #1898699
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I do not know the make, but it has waterfall keys!


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Re: Piano Recycling at its finest! [Re: PianoWorksATL] #1898709
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That's gorgeous, and really creative.


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Re: Piano Recycling at its finest! [Re: Sam Rose] #1898718
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That is just lovely. I am now inspired to compose an Ode to Tuberous Begonias by the Waterfall.

Now I understand what Handel was thinking.


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Re: Piano Recycling at its finest! [Re: PianoWorksATL] #1898731
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Judging by the flowers, it must be a Growtrian .

But then again, the pool indicates it is a Basindorfer .

Since it doesn't have the bird logo, it can't be a Gullbransen .

Maybe it is a KaWa-Wa .

I'm sure its plumbing is from Kohler .

I'm just curious. How much Seiler was used to create that landscaping Everett? Let's all Sauter over and I'm sure that it will Shimmel in the sunlight.

(Please forgive me, Please)


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Re: Piano Recycling at its finest! [Re: Minnesota Marty] #1898743
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Originally Posted by Minnesota Marty
Judging by the flowers, it must be a Growtrian .

But then again, the pool indicates it is a Basindorfer .

Since it doesn't have the bird logo, it can't be a Gullbransen .

Maybe it is a KaWa-Wa .

I'm sure its plumbing is from Kohler .

I'm just curious. How much Seiler was used to create that landscaping Everett? Let's all Sauter over and I'm sure that it will Shimmel in the sunlight.

(Please forgive me, Please)

Well done, Marty.

I would add that this outdoor display appears to have been built by a Forster,

and probably an August one at that,

since it seems to be fashioned of Broadwood.

It's lovely though. I can just hear the birds Chickering away.

I bet they'll Pleyel Sohmer long in that fountain.

laugh


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Re: Piano Recycling at its finest! [Re: PianoWorksATL] #1898753
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I have to wonder... how does the water get back into the piano? Maybe pipes underground going up through the legs?!

smile Either way, it's really quite pretty, thanks for sharing!

Re: Piano Recycling at its finest! [Re: saerra] #1898781
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If the lyre were still attached, that would be a great way to pipe the water back up!


Re: Piano Recycling at its finest! [Re: pianovoce] #1898787
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Originally Posted by pianovoce
If the lyre were still attached, that would be a great way to pipe the water back up!
The pipe runs up beside the front left leg. The legs are not original and the lyre had already been recycled.


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Re: Piano Recycling at its finest! [Re: PianoWorksATL] #1898789
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I think it's excellent. I want one!

It looks like a pretty old instrument with the squared tail.

Re: Piano Recycling at its finest! [Re: pianovoce] #1898823
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Should not have shown this to my wife. crazy Now she wants one. And she knows just which piano to do this to. sick


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Re: Piano Recycling at its finest! [Re: Roy Rodgers] #1898828
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I love it! Very creative!

Rick, if you're reading this, just one more reason for you to get another piano!


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Re: Piano Recycling at its finest! [Re: PianoWorksATL] #1898849
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Well if the legs are not original, the lyre is gone,there is no music rack, you can't see the plate (which i am sure has been removed) then how can we guess?

...BTW, my guess is a 1930's Baldwin - but the legs are leading me there. wink


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Re: Piano Recycling at its finest! [Re: PianoWorksATL] #1898851
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Y'all are all wet. That's obviously and Ivy and Pond piano.

Sam

Re: Piano Recycling at its finest! [Re: PianoWorksATL] #1898854
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The music must be flowing.....


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Re: Piano Recycling at its finest! [Re: PianoWorksATL] #1898861
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insect damage you say?.. easy, it's an Antzman & Co.


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Re: Piano Recycling at its finest! [Re: PianoWorksATL] #1898905
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Is this what musicians are talking about when they say "They are in the flow"?


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Re: Piano Recycling at its finest! [Re: PianoWorksATL] #1898977
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hmm the image file is named "steinwayfountain2.jpg" so maybe it is a steinway?

Re: Piano Recycling at its finest! [Re: zerox61] #1899128
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Originally Posted by zerox61
hmm the image file is named "steinwayfountain2.jpg" so maybe it is a steinway?
Aha!


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Re: Piano Recycling at its finest! [Re: PianoWorksATL] #1899140
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If it is indeed a Steinway, by watering it down this will dilute the quality of the brand……


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