At Creative Grids, we pride ourselves on creating versatile tools with a variety of uses. Using the centering lines on our rectangles to create piano key borders is a perfect example of this.
This is a fast and easy demo that everyone loves. Watch this Piano Key Video and see how easy it is?
The width of the keys is the same width as the Creative Grids 6″ Log Cabin Trim Tool.
If you want to make different widths, here is the math: Multiply the finished width of the piano key by two and then add one inch.
In the video, the logs finished to 3/4″. Multiply 3/4″ x 2 (1 1/2″). Add one inch. The strips are cut 2-1/2″.
Want 1″ finished piano keys? Multiply 1″ x 2 (2″) and add an inch. The strips should be cut to 3″.
When you have a few extra minutes in a class, why not share this technique? Be sure to have plenty of the rulers on hand because everyone will want one!