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How to Dismantle a Piano

Updated April 17, 2017

Disassembling a piano is the type of project that requires more than one set of hands to complete. Because of a piano's size and weight, it may be necessary to take it apart to move it out of a home or into a different room. With the assistance of a friend and the use of common tools, you can make the instrument more portable by removing a few key pieces.

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  1. Separate the piano's lid from the base. Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the screws securing the lid's hinges in place. Unscrew the hinges from the base of the piano so they are still attached to the lid.

  2. Slide the music stand forward or toward the piano bench. Remove the music stand and fasten it to the base using a piece of string or twine.

  3. Place the piano on its left side. Take a rubber mallet and strike the pieces of wood that secure the legs to the body of the piano. The legs of the piano will be loosened up and can then be removed.

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Things You'll Need

  • Screwdrivers (flat and Phillips head)
  • Rubber mallet

About the Author

Michael Cantrell is a freelance writer and musician from Piqua, Ohio. He has been writing professionally since 2007. In 2008, Cantrell was a full-time employee with an SEO company named Words You Want. He has a diploma from and is currently attending Edison Community College with a major of criminal justice.

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