Welcome to Pianos Recycled

At Pianos Recycled, we have a simple objective - creating piano futures for old unwanted pianos!

We save unwanted pianos from an ignoble end through handcrafted restoration or imaginative re-purposing. We process each instrument thoughtfully and creatively to extract not only a useful future as a unique and valued item, but we also ensure the embodied qualities of the piano's materials and craftsmanship receive the respect they deserve.

Most unwanted pianos end up in landfill, which is both a loss of heritage and waste of resources. If you have an unwanted piano and want to be environmentally responsible, you can now choose a viable and unique alternative path for it. And help sustain our planet into the future!

Our NEW warehouse and showroom is now OPEN! We are looking forward to your visiting us at Unit 10/13-17 Crawford St Braeside VIC

Thursday 9am-5pm Sunday 12-4pm and other times by appointment

Click on these video links below to see what we do

From notes once played with grace

A piano finds a resting place

No longer keys that dance and sing

Its parts await a second swing

With hammers, strings and ivory too

Its soul lives on, in what it's due

Recycled, repurposed, made anew

A second chance for music to ensue

So listen close, as it takes its stand

A symphony in the craftsman's hand

A beautiful sound, once more at play

In a new form, on a brighter day.

  • Respect

    The ancient skills, craftsmanship, scarce resources and provenance embodied in the piano

  • Reduce

    The number of pianos ending up in landfill and consequently the impact on the environment

  • Restore

    A piano to playable condition where possible and feasible

  • Repurpose

    A piano's materials into unique, customized, individually designed products.

  • Recycle

    A piano's residual materials for later re-use

Want to join our community dedicated to saving unwanted pianos from landfill?

The Pianos Recycled community embraces Circular Economy principles as it believes transitioning away from a world of take, make and throw away and towards one that is regenerative and renewable provides some of the answer for the planet's health.

Our community consists of individuals, businesses and organisations like these:

  • Artisans who would like to learn more about hand creating unique jewellery, furniture or anything else from piano timbers, veneers, metals and ivory.
  • Businesses that provide quality materials to wood and metal artisans and jewellery craftspeople
  • Guild or associations representing artisans and jewellery craftspeople
  • Potential piano donor
  • Just interested in the cause to save pianos from landfill

News & Events


We are working with local Burwood framers Shot, Framed and Hung to create picture/photo frames made from the hardwood piano moldings #pianosrecycled #shotframedhung #pictureframes #sustainabledesign

Posted by Pianos Recycled on Thursday, October 19, 2017


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