So for the Dave Wallace video “Broken” I wanted to use a beat up old grand piano. It turns out old grand pianos are extremely rare in CHCH and if you do find one they are expensive. So I decided to build a fake one from an old upright. As fate would have it my next door neighbor had an old upright in his back yard!
Step 1 – Get some people who love to shift heavy things or just love being in photos
Step 2 – Pull off the 200kg + cast iron back
Step 3 – Recycle what you can from the old upright
Step 4 – Add a frame (get your dad to test it)
Step 5 – Give it a bottom
Step 6 – Sexy it up
And the final result….
We added rubber bands to every key so they actually worked. The lid is made from all the panels of the old upright.
In the final video it looks like a fully functional grand piano. I give it an A+
Don’t forget to check out the piano in action here.