DIY – Make yourself a keyboard made out of wood!

Wooden Keyboard Kit

Yo, this is tight as* keyboard kit you can make! A wooden keyboard?!?

Yamaguchi Kougei, the wood products and lacquerware dealer based in Fukui prefecture that created the Hacoa brand, typically crafts each keyboard by hand in a labor-intensive process that allows them to complete one keyboard per day. The slow production process makes it difficult for the company to fill large orders and prompts them to charge around 50,000 yen ($435) per keyboard. However, Hacoa’s new “Ki-Board DIY Kit” (ki, which sounds like “key,” means “tree” or “wood” in Japanese) aims to lighten the company’s labor load — and boost production and lower prices — by letting the purchaser do some of the cutting and assembling at home.


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