Pianodrome wood ID workshop

A typical piano contains between 8 and 16 different species of wood - each part is carefully designed to achieve a very specific purpose, with a wood species selected to match. The hammers must be tough, the soundboard should be resonant and the case beautiful. Join Daniel Ridley-Ellis and Stefan Lehneke from the Centre for Wood Technology at Edinburgh Napier University, and Andrew Gibson of the Wood Technology Society, to discover which wood is used for each part of the piano, and how to tell your beech from your birch.