Sofa table = DIY piano keyboard stand

Black piano keyboard table and bench, photo

A few years ago, I achieved my dream of owning a Yamaha DX7 keyboard, the synthesizer behind that bell-quality sound of 80s pop music. But, I couldn’t just plop it on top of any keyboard stand. A former roommate gave me an old piano bench, and I found an unfinished Shaker sofa table to match. I shortened the table legs three inches (for correct piano height), then painted both pieces black.

To finish off the area, I bought black frames at Michael’s and grouped photos of my favorite pilots — including my grandfather — on the wall. And I added a couple of Ikea wall lamps for lighting my sheet music. Now all I have to do is learn to play something other than Jingle Bells.

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Kristen and Brant piano keyboard table, photo

Kristen and Brant at The Harrison House made this keyboard stand. Brant made the sofa table from scratch, then they picked up a piano bench from Craigslist and spray painted them to match. The final cost was only $65!