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Rolling Piano Station

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I made a portable piano station on casters to make my keyboard more accessible. I needed space for the keyboard, speakers, and a computer with monitor to run my synthesizer software. It could also be a simple rolling desk/computer station. It is build from Ikea GORM shelving parts with only a few modifications. I believe the parts only cost me about $35.
 
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Step 1: Materials

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GORM Shelf parts
2 shelves 30 3/8 " x 20 1/8 "
1 shelf 30 3/8 " x 12 1/4 "
2 packs of posts 43 1/4 " (4 posts)
1 pack of RILL casters
1 OBSERVATOR 39 " cross brace

Tools
Adjustable wrench
Phillips screwdriver
Drill
Saw
Wood screws

Step 2: Cut the posts

I won't give all my dimensions, mainly because I don't remember, but also because it depends on how high you want it to be and what equipment your going to put on it. I made this so that the keys of the piano are a standard 32" off the floor. My top shelf is about 8" above the main surface.

First I made sure that i cut the bottoms of the posts close to the pre-drilled holes so that my bottom shelf would be as low as possible, and match up flush with the bottom of the post. The front posts will be the height of the main surface shelf, and the back posts will be the height of the top shelf. Make sure to account for the standing height of the casters, which for me was 2 1/2". I subtracted that from the finished heights of the front and back post measurements then cut them. Make sure to keep your scraps, you will need them to support the top shelf.

Next I drilled new holes in the posts for my main shelf height, since it didn't match up with the pre-drilled holes.

In hindsight I realized that you only need to drill one extra hole in each shelf, since the shelves attach with one screw per corner. But I like the look of my holes matching the existing ones.

lemonie4 years ago
What would really complete this would be someone smartly-dressed or not dressed at all playing it?

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Doctor What4 years ago
 My grandpa has a setup like this.  He is a musician for hire (sort of his retirement dream). 

He sings as well, and managed to incorporate a screen with SD slot, that way, his lyrics scroll along the screen as he sings (no need to memorize his lyrics).  

Your piano rig looks much more functional than his, I'll recommend it!
Runeshai4 years ago
Nice!  I built one of these a few years ago, but without the top monitor shelf.  Still, it's wide enough to hold a bigger keyboard and some guitar pedals and amp.  Pretty bitchin' idea :P.
Jayefuu4 years ago
Smart looking desk!
russm3134 years ago
Very nice workstation.  Good job!
gmoon4 years ago
Great idea! I need something similar for my Linux / m-audio Delta recording setup...
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