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Re: Steinway B - too big for a small room? [Re: NobleHouse] #2879830
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I’ve never heard of putting music books under the piano to quiet the sound. Especially if it’s my old dog eared well used music books. But I do have old classical music books from my Mom that are in decent shape that I never use that could work if I ever needed to do that. It definitely would detract from beauty of the Steinway B.....unless you could build or have someone construct a small open matching pull out (from under the piano) storage cabinet and put the rarely if ever used music books in it. Deadens the sound a bit and is extra storage for books. Maybe a small bookcase something by IKEA?
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Re: Steinway B - too big for a small room? [Re: Rakvsv4301] #2879847
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I have several boxes under my piano. I live in a small house, and the piano takes up most of the room it's in. There's also a mountain of books on top of the piano, which I should probably move, as I'm afraid they could make the lid sag over time.

Re: Steinway B - too big for a small room? [Re: johnstaf] #2879863
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Originally Posted by johnstaf
I have several boxes under my piano. I live in a small house, and the piano takes up most of the room it's in. There's also a mountain of books on top of the piano, which I should probably move, as I'm afraid they could make the lid sag over time.

Maybe get some of those storage containers you see in Membership wholesale places and put the books stacked on the lid to under the piano.
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Re: Steinway B - too big for a small room? [Re: j&j] #2879877
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Originally Posted by j&j
Originally Posted by johnstaf
I have several boxes under my piano. I live in a small house, and the piano takes up most of the room it's in. There's also a mountain of books on top of the piano, which I should probably move, as I'm afraid they could make the lid sag over time.

Maybe get some of those storage containers you see in Membership wholesale places and put the books stacked on the lid to under the piano.
More thoughts over coffee.


Yes, maybe. Just make sure, however, that the material that these containers are made of don't, themselves, reflect sound rather than absorb it. Wood? Plastic? MDF? Probably not?

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Re: Steinway B - too big for a small room? [Re: Rakvsv4301] #2879878
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Originally Posted by j&j
Originally Posted by johnstaf
I have several boxes under my piano. I live in a small house, and the piano takes up most of the room it's in. There's also a mountain of books on top of the piano, which I should probably move, as I'm afraid they could make the lid sag over time.

Maybe get some of those storage containers you see in Membership wholesale places and put the books stacked on the lid to under the piano.
More thoughts over coffee.


Yes, maybe. Just make sure, however, that the material that these containers are made of don't, themselves, reflect sound rather than absorb it. Wood? Plastic? MDF? Probably not?

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Re: Steinway B - too big for a small room? [Re: BruceD] #2880155
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I saw some boxes at IKEA which were cloth covered - not sure the underlying material, but I think they were for clothes. The ones I particularly liked were the bamboo ones - called SKAKARE - but back to the subject, cloth covered would be better for absorbing sound.

Or a lot of dogs - that was my dog's suggestion?


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