I found an old upright piano that someone on craigslist was giving away for free. They had said that if no one wanted it, it was going to the dump. So I picked it up and hauled it back home. All the keys were stripped of it ivory so I couldn't salvaged any of it. I had this DIY on my to do list for awhile. I finally I was able to start it.
I found a lumber mill that sold slabs of wood. (Please note, I do not have any carpentry skills whatsoever.) I wanted a solid piece for the desktop. I was able to get a 2 1/2in thick, 2ft wide and 6ft long board. I cut it down to fit inside where the piano keys had laid.
I plained all the weather stain and uneven bowing of the wood. I used this hand liner for about 30mins and then I bought an electric plainer, because, aint nobody got time for dat. ( But the picture is pretty sweet! )
I wanted an elegant lighting system for the desk. So I was able to purchase these warm, mini, dimmable, recessed light from amazon.
Next was to coat the desktop. I wanted to do epoxy seeing how it was the best stuff for taking a beating. It was either this or glass, and this was cheaper. lol. and more fun think.