Organ-to-writing desk/dressing table-conversion: another organ project???

November 15th, 2011 in member junk     
rustinpeace rustinpeace, member
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Much prettier in person of course!  The signs of age are apparent, yet the piece is not damaged in any way; just the normal patina and occasional markings of 120+ years.  With a little help from Briwax!
 
The top section folds up and creates an interesting place to display books, pictures, etc.
 
To add function and interest to the bottom, I attached one of many old hymnal racks salvaged from a local church demo.
The hole in the front of the desk top is for ease of lifting the glass from underneath; its easily covered with a bit of ephemera: a photo, postcard, etc.
Just some amazing detail :)
 
Much prettier in person of course!  The signs of age are apparent, yet the piece is not damaged in any way; just the normal patina and occasional markings of 120+ years.  With a little help from Briwax!
 

Much prettier in person of course!  The signs of age are apparent, yet the piece is not damaged in any way; just the normal patina and occasional markings of 120+ years.  With a little help from Briwax!

 


A mahogany 1869 Estey Reed Organ


posted in: member junk, vintage, wood, cottage, furniture, table, study, historical

Comments (4)

rustinpeace writes: Thank you ML, I'll have to jog up and visit you some time!
Posted: 6:04 pm on November 16th
MossyLady writes: Beautiful save! I love seeing old pieces find new life & purpose. You did a great job on this. Posted: 10:21 am on November 16th
rustinpeace writes: Thanks Sue. I tried to credit Midge's "Where Do You Keep A Keyboard" project with the inspiration but couldn't find it in the menu. Anyway, that's where I got the idea.
Lisa Posted: 9:28 am on November 16th
suewhitney writes: Beautiful!

Be Well.
Sue Posted: 8:37 am on November 16th
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