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This instructable describes how to build portable piano stand with two 12" x 60" shelves. It has enough room to  accommodate  full size 88 key digital piano, computer monitor, active speakers, few chunks of pizza,  case of beer and so on...

Project doesn't involve using expensive materials or complicated tools and it's been developed in accordance with best traditions of KISS principle;-)

Homemade piano stand is fabricated from laminated pine panels and boards. It's a quite lightweight piece of furniture so one person can easy lift it and move around, but itself stand is solid and stable and doesn't wobble during performance.

All wooden parts are fastened together with 1/4"-20 machine screws and stand can be disassembled within few minutes by using only screwdriver.
 
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Step 1: Parts and materials

Picture of Parts and materials
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All parts and materials should be available at any hardware store.

For this project I used:

- pine laminated panel - 20" x 36" x 3/4"  (2 pcs);
- pine laminated panel - 12" x 60" x 3/4" (2 pcs);
- pine board - 6" x 60" x 3/4" (2 pcs);
- pine board - 2" x 3" x 60" (1 pc);
- pine board - 2" x 2" x 96" (to be cut to pieces of various length );
- 1/4"-20 x 2-1/2" machine screws and washers;
- 1/4"-20 t-nuts;
- 8 x 2" wooden screws;
- 6 x 1-1/5" brass wooden screws and washers (optional). 

Required tools:
- measuring tape;
- carpenter's square;
- wooden saw;
- miter box (optional);
- cordless drill;
- screwdriver.

Design of piano stand is very simple and the are no critical dimensions here.
In my case only dimension of available wooden parts have determined geometrical shape and size of final product. 
I got lumber cut to length 60' at local Home depot and assembled stand using only drill and screwdriver.

For main piano shelf distance from floor to the top surface of the shelf is 24".
For comfortable performance player's elbows should be at the same level as keys and proper player's position should be achieved with adjustable chair.
Top shelf is situated 1" below top edge of side panel.

Frank201517 days ago

Great idea with this digital piano stand! It looks really practical. It's perfect for those who want to create a diy recording studio easily and efficiently. I like your idea a lot in the sense that it's an extraordinary basis from where you can customize functionality and design so that it tailors to everyone's specific needs and tastes.

DK474211 year ago
Many thanks for the instructions, I took the basic idea you gave and modified it for my needs and it works great! The t-nuts are a nice touch to make moving it simple.

I added a sliding pc keyboard/mouse tray, enclosed the entire keyboard/synth shelf area in back, and added a removable front that folds and stores below the keyboard/synth shelf to keep my pets out of my desk ( 3 cats and a dog).

Now that I have setup my basic hobby studio I'm trying out the many various DAW software programs to find one that works best for me.

In case anyone is curious - the paint color is called Mac 'N Cheese from Lowes, and my keyboard is a Yamaha DGX-305.
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Yamaha P-95 :)