Introduction: Stage Piano Stand
Here is how I made a stand for our new stage piano. The model is Kurzweil-KA90.
We decided not to buy a ready made stand, but to make our own instead. The stand is supposed to be a part of our daughter's room furniture, so it had to have a "pianish" look. It had to be cheap, easy to make, and classy.
First and most important step is to draw a nice design. It had to be robust and steady with minimum number of pieces. The exact dimentions were extracted from the plan. There was a provision for a top board for the music rack and the metronome.
The construction is all MDF, and the pieces were cut in a local woodcraft store.
It is very important that the top of the keys is 72,5cm from the floor.
Most of the parts are rectangular but some of them had to be cut in a curved shape, using a jigsaw.
Almost all of the parts had to be edge trimmed with the router. The side legs had to be curved with the same tool.
We glued the music rack
The final test after the construction just to make sure that the dimentions are the right ones.
All the parts were put together with polyvine wood glue and screws.
Every surface was painted with wood primer first. The edges were given two layers.
Carefull sanding is essential after the primer dries.
Three layers of water based enamel color. Light sanding in between.
And behold! Here is the final result.