Foster Piano Tuning

Questions & Answers

Welcome to the frequently asked questions section

What types of wood are used in the piano?


There are several different types of wood used in the piano. Each one is chosen for its particular suitability for the application in question. The list below illustrates some of the different woods used and their purpose.

Maple and Hornbeam
Action parts - Very strong and can be moulded to form the intricate action parts

Wrest Plank or Pin Block - Normally laminated into 17 layers with the grain at 90 degrees to the previous layer so there is alternate end grain against the tuning pin to form a very tight fit.
Also used to form the soundboard bridges.

Bass Wood
Keys - Light and strong and can be easily cut to form the keyboard.

Soundboard - Strong and flexible

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