Step 1: The Design
The board was to be slanted, so I used a 3.5">1.5"slant on the sides. This allowed enough wood in the front to still connect other parts together, but wasn't high enough to easily get a foot over. This slant was ~ 8*.
the bottom of the board needed to drop out so that the board could be stood up slightly and he could wire his pedals in.
The top and bottom all needed to latch on the front so that he didn't need to run around the entire board to get it ready for use.
Step 2: The Supplies
5 4x10's for the sides and fronts of the board and lid.
2 8x8 boards that were biscuited together to make the top of the lid, board face, and bottom panel.
I got several L brackets ranging from 1/2" to 2" for different areas of the inside of the board.
I used to 2" flip latches for the front of the board
3 detachable hinges for the lid
1 24"X1/2" hinge for the bottom panel
2 1" flip latches for the bottom panel
An 8" rubber handle
4 2" rubber feet for the bottom panel
Step 3: The Board
I used one screw on each side to secure the sides to the front and two screws per side to secure the back to the sides.
I then cut two of the 8" boards to fit inside of the box. I used about 6-8 L brackets to secure these two board to the top and bottom of the box, matching the angle, and purposely leaving a crack in the middle.
I then found the middle of the two boards and made a line that went side to side, 2" off of each end. I used a 1" drill bit and drilled through the corners so my router would fit and then pulled it through to make a nice even hole.
(I also cut a hole in one side for a power cable to run into so that there aren't wires hanging out of the board. This isn't pictured as I forgot to do take a picture of it).
Step 4: The Lid
I used three detachable hinges spaced evenly on the back of the pedal board to allow the lid to be taken off when the board is in use.
I used two flip latches to connect the lid to the pedal board.
Step 5: The Bottom
Step 6: The Paint Job
I used what was left of the classic black stain with built in poly that I hadn't spilt on the floor. I did a wipe on method for the first coat. But it ended up being too light. I used a foam brush and added a second and third coat to everything and got the finish I liked. I then spray painted all of the parts flat black with metal spray paint.
After everything was painted I screwed it all back together.
Step 7: The Finale
He came and got it the next day and was very excited to see it, and the budget I kept it in!
Step 8: The Contact
Let me know what you thought!