1) The top of the piano already has a hinge where a technician can open it and get to the pegs to tune it and work on it. I’m going to put a shallow shelf there to store some basics like extra printer paper, stationary, etc.
2) A cabinet door with hinges on the left, and possibly shelves on the inside. No handle will be added because the decorative columns should be easy enough to use as door handles.
3) This section of the woodwork already lifts up on a top hinge where you can see the innards of the piano. It will still attach at the top, but I’m going to change it to where the door will slide in to rest under the top shelf (1). I guess it could be equated to an inflexible garage door. There are some types of filing cabinets that have doors like that, so I know it’s doable. This way, I can open it and leave it open to see my computer/monitor, then close it to expose the decorative woodwork when not using my computer.
4) Same as 2, except with hinges on the right side of the door instead of the left.
5) I will remove the keys and put in a sliding tray (like a computer keyboard tray) except this one will be the width of the 88 piano keys. Sliding it out will create space similar to a table-style desk, with plenty of space for keyboard, mouse, USB expansion port, external harddrives, and any small composing tools that I want to hook up (like a 24-key note-entry piano keyboard). When not in use, the keyboard cover (currently open) will close to hide everything and make it look like a normal piano.
6) The bottom part of the piano will be more cabinets/shelves. This one will have hinges on the left, and will need to have a handle of some sort, though I’m considering the feasibility of cutting F holes (like the sound holes on a violin) into the doors to use as “handles.”
7) Not sure what to do about the hinge on this one. Still working that one out. But this one will have specific shelving in it: a very small shelf in the the top of the cabinet for my power strip(s) and wires and all that, and a bottom shelf with plenty of space for my printer.
8) Will be the same as 6, except with hinges on the opposite side.
So that’s it. I’m excited about getting to work on my music nerd desk. :-D