Please bear with me if this is hard to follow or needs clarification...this is my first Instructable. If you have a question, feel free to ask in the comments!
This project started as really just a combination of several ideas. I wanted a pedal board that was light but sturdy (many DIY boards I have seen are either too flimsy or WAY too heavy). Sure I could just spring for a professional pedalboard like a PedalTrain, or a Trailer Trash...but whats the fun in that? In addition, I had my own space requirements and "special" features that I wanted to include for my purposes specifically. I began to run out of room on my old DIY board, and wanted something a bit bigger...and more organized.
Before I go too far into detail, I have to say I am pretty much "ripping" the Trailer Trash style/design as far as my pedal board design...but have combined my own elements/materials. You can look at their site here: http://trailertrashpedalboards.com/
, they make great stuff no question...but I wanted something slightly different and personal.
Also the forum over at Harmony Central's site proved to be a huge resource in planning out this project. You can find that forum here: http://www.harmonycentral.com/t5/Effects-Pedals-Multi-Effects-and/DIY-pedal-boards-lets-see-yours/td-p/14754041Now...about this board specifically (though this plan can be be adjusted in MANY ways).Materials
-x4 locking Neutrik jacks
-2x4 piece of 1/2" birch wood
-Sandpaper/sanding block (or circular sander if you have one)
-A dozen flat 1-1/2 phillips screws
-x2 Cans of spray paint
-Small bottle of Gorilla Glue
-Large pack of industrial strength Velcro
-Rosin core electrical solder
-x3 1 foot 1/4" right angle mono cables (you may only need 2)
-x2 screen door handle
-x1 15 foot outdoor quality extension cable.
-x1 PowerAll, or 1Spot 9v daisy chain (or any other brand you can find).
-x4 floor "grippers"Tools needed
-Jigsaw or circular saw (or a hand saw)
-Drill (with a bit for boring at least 7/8" holes and a regular drill bit set as well).
-Hot glue gun
-Razor blade or utility knife
Yes you will have to solder, but it's very easy I promise...