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Topic: Can you use a grand piano as a table?  (Read 333 times)

Offline orbulation

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Can you use a grand piano as a table?
on: March 17, 2023, 02:44:58 AM
Lately, Iíve been considering getting a Yamaha grand piano(or any cheaper grand) because the upright and electric that I have now are not of good quality. The problem is, we have not an inkling of space left for one, so we are considering getting rid of our table and putting it there. Would it be okay to lightly use the piano as a table(no huge mess like usual) with a tablecloth or two always on top of it. We wonít ever open the lid because itís way too loud.

Offline lostinidlewonder

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Re: Can you use a grand piano as a table?
Reply #1 on: March 17, 2023, 07:04:42 AM
What?
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Re: Can you use a grand piano as a table?
Reply #2 on: March 17, 2023, 05:09:20 PM
I cringed hardly when I first saw this, but now I think it might actually be a not bad idea. Just make sure to always use a tablecloth, NEVER eat on it, donít use ink or anything that might spill, or place something heavy with sharp corners on it. But other than that, pianos are surprisingly strong, so using it as a writing desk or something similar isnít the worst use for it.
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Re: Can you use a grand piano as a table?
Reply #3 on: March 18, 2023, 12:35:56 AM
Better piano rather than have a proper table, I like your priorities  ;D  8)

Seriously though, there probably is not anything wrong with that as long as you are careful about not spilling liquids.  You need to do what is necessary for your situation. 

For some perspective, see this video of a piano tech using the top of a piano for a place to work on action regulation.  There is a moving blanket protecting the piano.  The top lid of a closed grand can support a good deal of weight.  This video is part of a series if anyone wants to know more about the regulation of this particular piano.


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Re: Can you use a grand piano as a table?
Reply #4 on: March 18, 2023, 01:34:05 PM
Grand pianos are like 2x higher than normal tables. Also if you are space poor you're not going to really get the benefit of a grand piano sound.
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Re: Can you use a grand piano as a table?
Reply #5 on: March 20, 2023, 07:29:09 PM
You can ruin your grand if you spill anything on/in it. But if you don't put any liquids on it and feelcomfortable having a table that's way higher than normal tables I guess it could work :p

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Re: Can you use a grand piano as a table?
Reply #6 on: March 21, 2023, 02:46:18 PM
You can, but please don't! Grands need to be taken well care of to stay in their best shape.
 

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