|Project by KnickKnack||posted 07-04-2012 07:25 AM||6534 views||20 times favorited||36 comments|
This was going to be a “quick, fun and easy” project – everyone knows pianos are dead easy to build, right?
Well, it was fun, but it was neither quick nor easy.
I did the research so it would be “anatomically correct” and discovered that all those gaps for the black keys were actually slightly differently placed within the white keys. And there’s a gap between the white keys. And there’s a gap between the white keys and the black keys. And strange angles on the black keys. And interesting contouring on the white keys. I stared at a lot of pictures. But I think it came out looking pretty much like a keyboard, which was obviously the basic idea.
The wife’s comment – “Does it need a key to open it?”
Ash and fumed oak. Life-sized. Linseed oil finish.
All comments, jokes, musical interludes etc etc – most welcome.
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