In order to keep it tidy in the studio I wanted to figure out a way to hang it on the wall and after going thinking about this and that I realized that I had the perfect basis for a wall mount in the styrofoam packing material that the device came with. A few hours later I had this, a basically free, super well fitting way to keep the EWI close at hand but out of the way.
Step 1: Tools & Supplies
- Fabric (thin and stretchy may be best)
- Foam safe contact adhesive spray (safe for expanded polystyrene)
- 1/4" low density foam (optional?)
- Craft Knife (box cutter)
- Hot glue gun
- Straight edge / square
- 8@ 4"-5" screws
- 8@ 1-1/4" fender washers
Step 2: Cutting It Up
Now cut a few strips of the 1/4" adhesive foam and stick it to one side of the inner part or the packaging foam.
Step 3: Applying Fabric
I started by spraying the bottom/center of notch in the foam and the middle of the fabric. Once it tacks up apply the thin strip of fabric to the bottom of the foam. Then continue around doing one face at a time and alternating between the top and bottom piece to give it time to tack up.
I tried to do hospital corners but the fabric was a stretchy velour and was kind of thick so it got bunchy. I might recommend using a thinner stretch fabric. Or at least being more patient if you want to make it prettier.
Once all the sides are done you can pull the fabric over the back and spray adhesive and/or hot glue it down. Here is where i got the most bunching and it added a lot of thickness to the back of the foam. I tried to cut away as much as possible and glue it flat. It can't be seen so it is ugly.
Step 4: Hanging It
* unplanned change o' plans *
Once I had the bottom piece screwed in I realized that it, alone, could hold the EWI in place. The addition of the 1/4" foam is what allows it to hold so firmly.