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This Instructable will show you how to make a Cardboard Ukulele Stand in order to show off your Ukulele.  It can be used with pretty much any Ukulele with a standard body shape, but was originally designed to go with a Cardboard Ukulele.  This project is really quick... not including glue drying time, it should only take about 20 minutes.

Step 1: Supplies...

Supplies:
Corrugated Cardboard
Glue (I don't recommend super glue, but wood glue, paper glue, epoxy will all work)

Tools:
Sharp blade
 
AlexF171 month ago
Doae this design work for all kinds of ukes?
eplunkett (author)  AlexF171 month ago

It should work for most ukes that have this body style. I have a flying V style uke and it does not fit in this stand very well. You'll need to scale the template for your specific ukulele dimensions, but I give some instructions on how to do that.

Ok, thanks!

Does this design work for guitars if you make it in a larger scale?

Yes, it can work for a guitar with some modification. The main thing I would worry about is that a guitar weighs a lot more than a ukelele and has a considerably higher center of gravity. Therefore, you will want your stand to be a lot larger and a lot heavier.

karateed2 years ago
Hi,

It seems the link is not working to the word.doc.....is it possible to look into that?

Thanks,
eplunkett (author)  karateed2 years ago
I've got a temporary fix for the template link... I think instructables suddenly stopped supporting .doc files. I've got instructions posted for the work around.

Sorry!
Hi Eplunket,

That would be awesome. btw, I'm building your cardboard uke at the moment. I did the template thing a bit different. I glued a bunch of rectangular cardboard together then traced the body B template and used the band saw to cut of the outside bits and a scroll saw to cut off the middle bits. I've made it a bit too wide but don't think it will be a problem. The little over 2", is that with the back on or off?

Thanks for your replies....

Ed......:-)
Penny2 years ago
Template link does not appear to work - I get a 'forbidden by administrator' message when I try to view or download.
wishes3 years ago
The simplicity and brilliance of design are amazingly awesome. Design can be scaled up for larger ukes nicely (though it needs an A3 sized template).
This design should also work well with wood, and can be adapted to be fairly ornate if you were keen also :)
Holy awesome! Me and my aunts boyfriend are working on the actual cardboard uke, but this will have to be our next project! Btw, I have the same uke as you (Lanikai Soprano right?)! Thanks for sharing this looks awesome.
eplunkett (author)  thomasthetankengine3 years ago
That's sweet that you guys are building a uke! Thus stand takes almost no time, you guys could whip it out while you guys are waiting for some glue to dry. Be sure to post pics when you're done!
Do you want me to PM them to you? I have all of the body parts down, just need to finish the neck and then glue everything. What's your fav song on uke? I want to learn Hey Soul Sister, as I know the lead singer of the band, but it's not the best song for a beginner ;(
eplunkett (author)  thomasthetankengine3 years ago
You can Pm me or just post your pics as a comment. I've gotten a few posts already with finished ukes and they look good! I think the holiday gave folks some extra time for projects.
BTW, he makes cigar box guitars, and he gave me one thats unfinished. I will have to stain it and put all of the knobs and stuff on it ;)
freeza363 years ago
The only problem behing i have next to no cardboard. (above)
freeza363 years ago
This is cool. I had never thought to use cardboard as a building material. The one i have is scrap wood and duct tape.
eplunkett (author)  freeza363 years ago
I think it's just a matter of building with what you've got. :)
Yeah. I plan to build your cardboard uke, to give to my grandpa for christmas. He is into guitar, and appreciates anything string instrument related.