posted on Dec, 16 2011 @ 11:33 PM
I thought it might be interesting to show off my website and hobby. Since 1995, I have been making handcrafted computer desks out of old upright
pianos. The website is PianoDesk.com
and the concept is the destruction of a piano to make way for a computer
desk. In all cases, the pianos are shot and worthless apart from the beautiful cabinets.
My favorite desk is one that I made for one of the X-Files Producers back in 2000. He called me one night asking about a desk I had on Ebay. After a
half hour or so, he got around to telling me who he was. He purchased the desk from Ebay and then had me completely rebuild it to his specifications.
We became pretty good friends and I got to spend 9 days in Hollywood with him. Here is a link to the trip. LINK
He was a former child actor and had moved from Fox to Warner Bros. into a new office. I think his move had something to do with an Oscar and
Emmy he had recently received. The desk was a trophy case for the awards. That's me on the left.
Another of my favorite projects was turning an old square grand piano harp into a dining room table for my wife.
And then there's the coat racks.
I also build custom bass guitars for various people around the world. My favorite is one I made for a guy in England. He wanted a handle, which
posed a unique challenge. All of my projects are documented on the website.
The desk below was built for a guy in Texas. He was having it commissioned for his business manager. The desk was gift to go in the 3 story house he
built as the other gift for his manager. He had a room outfitted in tiger oak specifically for the desk. His request was to keep it simple and build
it as fast as possible. It took me two weeks.