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I would say a lot overpriced. Maybe because it says Bluthner on it.

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It's really not that overpriced. It's Australian dollars. There is a lot of work in it, and it's very large. People need to be able to profit from their work.

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Originally Posted by Bob A
I would say a lot overpriced. Maybe because it says Bluthner on it.
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There is a lot of work in it .... People need to be able to profit from their work.

I do agree with your point here.

At the same time, I can't imagine there are many people who would want that kind of furniture with the kind of budget that allows them to buy a $6000 bookshelf (AUSD or not).


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I think the bookcases made from grands look gimmicky. I much prefer desks and other objects made from verticals.

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I've actually considered finding a craftsman to do something similar. I still have the baby grand my parents bought me when I learned to play as a child. It plays but as I shop for my next piano, the thought of my "original friend" being sent to the dump is too heartbreaking to entertain.

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The pedals and casters up in the corner are kinda weird.


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Originally Posted by guyl
The pedals and casters up in the corner are kinda weird.
Yes if that book case fell over onto one it definitely would be lethal......depending on how tall one is. I cannot say I like that as a shelf though.

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I think it would look more natural if oriented vertically. Would definitely be a conversation piece!


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Originally Posted by twocats
I think it would look more natural if oriented vertically. Would definitely be a conversation piece!

A lady on Facebook sent me a picture of a baby grand piano cabinet made into a bookshelf, with the tail of the grand at the top, and keyboard end on the bottom. She asked me if could make something like that from an old piano. I told her I could, but I didn't want to take on a project like that. Just because you can do something doesn't mean you should. smile

Anyway, I agree with you twocats, I think the orientation with the tail up and keyboard down does look better and seem more practical for a bookshelf.

Nothing wrong with repurposing old, wood piano cabinets, but I'd rather have a usable, playable musical instrument in a piano. I already have some nice bookshelves, some I built myself. smile

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Overpriced? I can't say...

Would I buy it? That I can say: no.


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That ( setting up vertically) could be even more of a tipping hazard😬 Still, I really like the artistic music desk.

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Originally Posted by K8KT
That ( setting up vertically) could be even more of a tipping hazard😬

I think the recommendation for all bookcases is to screw them to the wall for safety!


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Originally Posted by pianoloverus
I think the bookcases made from grands look gimmicky. I much prefer desks and other objects made from verticals.

I think I would share your preference there. Now if we made a false wall with the piano bookcase recessed into it so that it was flat with the wall it might look less intrusive and much more attractive.

Actually if it was a real wall not a false one we could recess the book case into it completely so that we would have the benefit of the nice piano top (assuming it has one) being visible from the adjoining room. That might be truly stunning, but the costs are ramping up ...


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Originally Posted by Rickster
Originally Posted by twocats
I think it would look more natural if oriented vertically. Would definitely be a conversation piece!

A lady on Facebook sent me a picture of a baby grand piano cabinet made into a bookshelf, with the tail of the grand at the top, and keyboard end on the bottom. She asked me if could make something like that from an old piano. I told her I could, but I didn't want to take on a project like that. Just because you can do something doesn't mean you should. smile

Anyway, I agree with you twocats, I think the orientation with the tail up and keyboard down does look better and seem more practical for a bookshelf.

Nothing wrong with repurposing old, wood piano cabinets, but I'd rather have a usable, playable musical instrument in a piano. I already have some nice bookshelves, some I built myself. smile

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I agree with Rick. If I’m gonna make room for a grand and pay a nice chunk of money for it, I’d much rather have a playable grand as a piano rather than a bookshelf. We repurposed old bookshelves found in a second hand store that were quite a bargain and we still love them.


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Originally Posted by Rickster
Just because you can do something doesn't mean you should.

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Originally Posted by K8KT
That ( setting up vertically) could be even more of a tipping hazard😬 Still, I really like the artistic music desk.

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Originally Posted by Keith D Kerman
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Maybe that high price is a .... ali-quote.

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If I wanted to spend $6,500 on a bookshelf, I think I could find something handcrafted using nice woods, without the gimmicky frame.

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