Hacoa, known for producing premium hand-made wooden keyboards and peripherals, will soon be offering a “Ki-Board DIY Kit” (ki means “tree” or “wood” in Japanese) which will allow you to cut the keys from a plank of wood and assemble the pieces yourself.

Yamaguchi Kougei, the Fukui-based wood products and lacquerware dealer behind the Hacoa brand, usually crafts each keyboard by hand – a demanding process that results in the completion of only one keyboard a day. As demand for the unique keyboards outpaces the craftsmen’s ability to produce the pieces, Hacoa hopes its DIY kits will help lighten the company’s load by letting the consumer do some of the dirty (but fun) work at home.

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