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.
Step 1: Parts and materials
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).
- measuring tape;
- carpenter's square;
- wooden saw;
- miter box (optional);
- cordless drill;
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.