How can I repurpose an upright base w/ a broken neck?

If I can repair the neck that would be great, if not, then what? I just cant see throwing this beauty in the garbage. So what can I make w/ it? A table, a shelf? Help!!!!

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lemonie7 years ago

What is it?

Musical instrument.

Hmm, I'd think it the wrong shape for either a table or shelf. How bad is the neck?

Kiteman7 years ago
A photo of the victim would be really helpful.
Re-design7 years ago
I had an upright with a broken socket. The neck was okay but the socket wasn't replaceable so I made a coat rack out of it. Would that work?
seandogue7 years ago
base or vase? If a vase, and if china, you could carefully cut the top section off. Alternatively, you could glue the broken pieces back on.

In either case, it's probably going to be unsuitable for food items, since the glazing will have been compromised, but it could be used as a vase for dried flower arrangements.

Could also be used as a pencil holder or similar (chopsticks, straws, etc.)

If glass/crystal, the same advise goes, using a glass cutter.

If a bass (not base), ie, a bass viola, well, I'm not sure how broken it is, so I can't say whether it could be repaired. I suppose the neck could be replaced. If the instrument was of any appreciable value in the first place, that would likely be the best course of action.

If not, I suppose you could repair using a combination of glue and embedded bracing.