Introduction: 5 Guitar Stand Out of PVC
This guitar stand is based on a number of other stands found on this site. Additions I have made include two back support beams, and extra guitar slot and other minor modifications. Each slot is wide enough for an acoustic and low enough for electrics to rest comfortably.
Total Cost < $20 so cheap and good-looking. I might decide to spray paint it black...
Apologize for some darker pictures...
Step 1: Materials
- 2 32" cuts
- 2 20.5" cuts
- 2 20" cuts
- 2 12" cuts
- 4 9" cuts
- 5 6" cuts
- 2 5.5" cuts
- 6 5" cuts
- 2 3.5" cuts
- 4 2" cuts
C. 6 caps
D. 2 3 way connectors? not sure what the formal name for these is...
E. Pips insulation (9 feet was more than enough)
Step 2: Build the Base
The base of the stand is basically a rectangle with a few supports build in to keep is stable with multiple guitars.
The two 32" pipes are for the guitar bodies to rest on and are therefore covered in foam. The elbow connectors on the ends are added stability. For these pieces as well as any others that get foam, connect them without foam and then just measure the foam out based on how much pipe is sticking out of the connector so as not to worry about exact measurements.
The general idea is that the two "T" connectors on the back support will add to the stability of the top, which is my major improvement over the other stands on the site. I tried building one without the supports but it was too flimsy for my taste. The back measurements are, from left to right, 9", 12", and 9", with "T" connectors in between.
With regard to lengths and where to place them, running from top to bottom the measurements of each cut is as follows: 2", 4", 4", 6", and 2". The same is true for the right side. It is clear from the picture which connectors go where. The connectors between the two 4" pieces on each side should face up because that is where the stand will go.
Step 3: Build the Stand
For the stand, on the left and right sides, connect, from top to bottom, a 5.5" cut to a 20" cut with a "T" connector.
The middle section of pipe will connect to the back of the base so assemble it identically. 9" followed by 12" followed by 9" connected by "T" connectors.
For the top, I wanted to have enough space between guitars so large acoustics did not bang into each other and so taking guitars to and from the stand was relatively easy. With the measurements I had already made on the bottom, I had to cut the first section 6", the second, 5", then 6", then 5", then 6", for a little symmetry. As usual, everything is connected with "T" connectors. For this top section everything should have foam as shown in the image. I apologize for missing a full picture of the stand not yet put together. I must have deleted it by accident after finishing it.
Step 4: Connect the Two
This is a really easy step: just insert the stand into the base as shown below.
Finally, insert the 20.5" cuts so they form a back support as shown below.
Step 5: Load Up Some Axes!
Five guitars max, just extend the width of the stand proportionally if you want more, it should still be stable. If needed, add a third diagonal support on the back. Again paint it black for some bad ass factor.