To those of you concerned about "destroying" a piano, Mike, who among a million other skills, is a piano player of long standing and he says that, lovely as the piano was---and it was--it would have taken $5,000 to $7,000 to restore it and no one was going to spend that much on a piano that was nearly 150 years old.
Anyway, they finished it, lugged it up 2 flights of stairs, by that point it didn't weigh that much and put it in Mac's pub at the end of the tv room. I think it looks pretty spectacular.
The first pictures are the dismantling process.
|Friend Mike at work|
This is what it looks like now, still a few things to finish it off, but looking great!