Much of the interior mechanism of the pipe organ is made of wood.
Schantz organs employ only the highest grades of lumber to guarantee the mechanism will be long lasting. Interior woodwork and windchests are made from yellow poplar, selected for its structural strength and dimensional stability. Exposed casework is constructed of a variety of wood species selected to match the woodwork of the space in which the instrument will be installed.
Excellence in woodworking
Excellence in woodworking skill is essential to achieve both the proper mechanical operation of the instrument, as well as yield an attractive, finished, cabinet-grade woodworking for visual elements (casework) present in many modern pipe organ designs.