old organ turned into desk

sherreeFebruary 11, 2005

This one just about did me in. it was actually beyond my carpentary skills. this organ came out of a barn and it had literally inches of dirt on it and wasp nests, dirt dauber nests, rat droppings, and all sorts of unidentified objects. I mean total yuk. my husband helped me gut it. except for the table top and the board underneath the desk, we were able to recycle and use parts of the organ to make the desk. i had an oak table top that was actually used for the desk part. where you see in the top part i upholsertered a board cut to fit the area and then added lace to cover the upholstery to give it a vintage look. i used beeswax to give it a shine and with my husband's help, i think it really turned out nice.

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techsupport8

That's a great organ desk!!

    Bookmark   February 12, 2005 at 9:24AM
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Bright199

OH MY GOSH!!! THAT IS BEAUTIFUL!!! Wow. I love it can you tell??LOL!

    Bookmark   February 12, 2005 at 9:29AM
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coloredthumb

I KNOW it turned out nice. That is just a wonderful piece Sherree. You and the DH do marvalous things with nasty stuff.

    Bookmark   February 12, 2005 at 11:44AM
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Tiny_TimZ

I really like that!!!

Gived me and idea that one could use and old upright in much the same way. You could gut the insides out and put shelves in that area, maybe even glass ones and a light up under the lid. A different sort of curio. I guess you could do the same thing for the lower part also.

Timothy

    Bookmark   February 12, 2005 at 2:11PM
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ohiomom

Lovely....all your pieces are so creative.

    Bookmark   February 13, 2005 at 9:43AM
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lydia1959

Very nice! Thanks for sharing all your terrific ideas with us!

    Bookmark   February 13, 2005 at 10:51AM
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deedlesmom

Just lovely, never would have thought of something like that. Thanks for sharing........
Sheree

    Bookmark   February 14, 2005 at 3:10AM
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Lindy_B

Man oh man, I am having heart palpitations or whatever,,, that is soooooooo cool.... How in the world did you get lucky enough to find an old organ?? WOW!!!!!!!! You did an excellent job!!!!

    Bookmark   February 14, 2005 at 10:42AM
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teacupgarden

Sherree, You do the greatest things. this is wonderful!

    Bookmark   February 15, 2005 at 11:17PM
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jaybird

Abolutely awesome!!!!!! That just makes me SMILE!!!!!! You are the most creative person I know!!! Thanks for sharing!

    Bookmark   February 16, 2005 at 2:03PM
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IdahoMom

Wow, what beautiful work! Have you seen this site?

Here is a link that might be useful: piano desks

    Bookmark   February 16, 2005 at 4:12PM
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