Tim Vincent-Smith received two old upright pianos as a gift. These inspired a unique architectural vision: he would build a staircase and mezzanine bed in a room using only the pianos as source material.
He describes the process as akin to butchering a cow and using every part of the animal. This project was "nose to tail carpentry." Disassembling the pianos gave him an appreciation for the detailed craftsmanship that goes into building an ordinary piano.
His client was a cellist. How many cellos would he need to duplicate this project using only that instrument?