Making a Steinway: bending the rim
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How do you make a piano? We go behind the scenes at Steinway to find out...
4. Making a Steinway: bending the rim
At the factory in Hamburg, a technician oversees the bending of the rim for a new piano. 18 maple layers, each 22-feet long, are used to create the shape of the rim. The layers are coated with glue and stacked then made into a single form of wood with this rim-bending press.