that is unique..i like it..
Guess the piano didn’t play anymore.
It for sure doesn’t play now, Lin. I think it is a clever piece. Wonder if the flowers are real … thinking prob fake, which I don’t like.
Well this is one way to recycle something.
Cleaver… good sense of humor…
This is actually an 1885 Steinway, it had termite damage and couldn’t be restored so I decided to turn it into a fountain.
I used a 2000 gph water pump from the pond up to a construction of PVC behind the keys to distribute the water evenly. The flowers are real, I actually built this for my mother for mothers day and she planted begonias in it, the only contribution I made in the plants was the ivy. It was definitely a fun project, but I need to perfect the process of waterproofing. The next one I build I’m going to spray with a gell coat like on a boat. On this one I poured fiberglass resin over the keys but I think I’m going to try a different method for the next piano.
GREAT JOB, WILLIAM, VERY UNIQUE!
@ william, you did one fantastic job, lot of work to this.
Somethings are just wrong, like smashing guitars up in concerts, and dragging a flag on the ground. This is one of those things. This is just silly.
Now, Yadon, according to William, the piano was beyond restoration. William merely used his creative construction ability and gave it a new purpose. I’d like to know what he did to make the legs strong eough to hold a 2000 gph pump. Seems like that would be pretty heavy for weak, termite eaten legs. At any rate, I think it is neat. I would like to know how William knew the photo was placed on 1funny and posted the history of the piano.
Also, the 2000 gph “gallon per hour” pump is submerged in the pond where it simply pumps 2000gph of water up to the piano. If you look closely you can see the black hose coming out of the water on the left side, I covered it pretty well with mulch then ran the hose up behind the leg then into a construction of PVC pipe behind the keys with holes drilled in the pipe to evenly distribute the water over the keys.
Ruby, I was actually just searching key words to see if anyone else had pianos like mine and found that someone had posted a picture of mine on here. And also the piano only had termite damage in the frame which you can’t see, it also didn’t not have legs when I first took it home but I work at a piano restoration company in Duluth Ga “piano works” and we had some extra legs around the shop.
Very interesting, William. You are obviously quite clever and creative. I don’t see the black hose on the left side and it doesn’t really matter. Where did you post the photo that someone was able to find it and post on 1Funny?
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