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Garthfromsandiego
May not be worth the effort. My brother and I disassembled an old upright in order to get it out of the basement of our parent's house. Although we were young and unappreciative of the finer details, I recall that the bulk of the lumber was what I would now identify as poplar. The veneers were mahogany, but not really salvageable. The only part that I remember worthy of salvage was the carved panel covering the soundboard. As we had no use for it, it too was discarded. I have read that the cast iron is under extreme load due to the cumulative string tension. We popped the strings individually using the claws of a claw hammer with to disastrous effects. Maybe we were just lucky. In any case we were successful in disassembling the piano and carrying the pieces up the stairs and out of the basement.

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