Case Reassembly: Hardware, Cloth, and Leather Buttons

There's more to reassembly than just screwing all the pieces together.  New wool felt must be glued on, after first scraping the finish off of the gluing surface.  Note the heated gluepot at lower right - hot hide glue is preferred for gluing cloth to wood.



New leather buttons are fabricated by forming soft glove leather over a shoe leather core.



All of the screws, hinges, pedals, and other hardware have been plated or polished and lacquered.





So, finally, we can start screwing all the parts together:



And here's the finished piano: