Wednesday, October 21, 2015


Well it's time for another project from the old faithful piano.
This time it's a bowl. 
Made by my 92 year old father.
This is the finished bowl.

Here's what he started with. 
Some wood from the old piano cabinet.
Planed down and ready to use.

 And in case you forgot what the piano looked like,
here's a pic of the old beauty.
She has produced a lot of beautiful items.

First he starts with this pattern.

 He cuts the pattern apart and attaches the pieces to the wood.
He then cuts out the pieces with a band saw.
Here's a look at the pieces that will become a bowl.
He then glues them together.

And then a bowl is born!
He then sands out the rough edges.
Here's a look at the inside.

Another pic.

An outside look.

A little history recorded on the bottom of the bowl.

I think this is a great keepsake from that old piano beauty.

Thank you old piano.

Hope you enjoyed this.

May the words of my mouth and meditation of my heart
be pleasing in your sight.
O Lord, my Rock
and my Redeemer.

Psalm 19:14


  1. such a lovely bowl and wonderful memory of the piano hope your dad is proud xx

  2. What a lovely treasure. A family heirloom I am sure.
    It is absolutely wonderful that your father is still enjoying woodworking at 92.
    What a blessing.
    Have a wonderful week and enjoy your new bowl, it's a beauty.
    Connie :)

  3. That is amazing. Very cool to see how it was made. Your grandpa is a treasure.

  4. Oh my goodness! How cool! What a treasure! #SmallVictories

  5. This is extraordinary. Your dad actually made that bowl. I've never seen bowls made before. He is a craftsman is all the sense of the word. How beautiful that you now have a piece of the piano made by your dad. May he always be blessed.

  6. This is such a neat idea! Love it!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  7. Unbelievable!!! Great project. Thank you so much for linking this up at SHARE IT 34, As always, I love your contributions! ... and can't wait to see what that old piano will be used for next.... Hugs, Rose

  8. I love your piano bowl, very creative. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

  9. This looks so incredible! Pinned and tweet. Thank you for being a part of our party. I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm, because we love to party with you! Happy Halloween~Lou Lou Girls

  10. That is so fantastic and special. It is truly a keepsake.

  11. Hi Lyn,
    Stopping back by from #SmallVictories to let you know you're my featured blogger this week! I love this bowl and the legacy of it! Thanks again for sharing it with us. Hope you'll stop by and link up some more inspiring projects.

  12. This is fabulous. I'm so impressed that your dad did this. Great job, wonderful craftsmanship. You both are doing a remarkable job reusing old wood. I saw your link at the Painted Drawer link party.

  13. What a talent your father is! So beautiful. Thank you for sharing!

    Thanks for linking up to Home Matters Party. #HomeMattersParty

  14. Wow! I'm impressed. Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday.

  15. What an amazing bowl your dad made Lyn! He is an incredible woodworker! Such a treasure. Thanks so much for sharing this at Dream. Create. Inspire. Link. Have a great week and take care, Tara

  16. How wonderful a keepsake! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

  17. Mind blown! This is incredible! Thanks for linking up at Your Inspired Design Link Party!

  18. This is an awesome bowl!! Your dad did a wonderful job!!