Introduction: Guitar Stand

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This guitar stand is made from laminated red oak. I built it to hold my new guitar. I didn't like the look of commercial stands so I began designing my own. The curves were done using the lamination method, so no steam was needed.  I also have since added an oak gate to replace the elastic band. The unit doesn't really need the gate but 2 toddlers with a fascination for my guitar required I do something  to prevent them from accidentally knocking it over. It is finished it with about 4 coats of a semi gloss verithane. 

I hope you enjoy looking at this and please vote for it in the I Made It contest.


Stewart hanna (author)2015-08-12

Beautiful piece of art. Frank Loyd Wright would be proud

fsteddie (author)2015-07-13

This is probably the coolest guitar stand I have ever seen. If you were to manufacture more stands, how much would you charge? I really love your stand, Eddie, from Weston, Ontario, Canada.

justonbeyer (author)2014-07-08

Great stand you did an amazing job will you ever do a tutorial?

jdodds1 (author)2013-10-10

Now that's what I call a cool guitar stand. Beautiful.

cgapay (author)2013-02-09

This stand is awesome!

TruthHunter (author)2012-12-13

Shouldn't guitar stand should have a wide enoug stance so that if it is knocked over, the guitar doesn't collide with the floor? I wish you had put a t least one picture without the Guitar so we could see how you made the base support. With good wood so expensive its nice to see maximum use with minimum wood.

friger (author)TruthHunter2012-12-13

The base is sufficiently wide that to knock it over would take such a collision that no stand could prevent the fall. I can post you a pic of just the base support as soon as an opportunity presents its self.

freeza36 (author)2012-11-18

Hey can anyone help me out here?

ninetailjake (author)2011-06-26

i'm not going to use wood but i am going to use a silicone mold, resin, and fiberglass like the portal gun at volpin props to shape the plastic around my foot.

friger (author)ninetailjake2011-06-26

Glass would work, watch the heat build up and you should have no problems.

achong0 (author)2011-06-13

how did you get the curve in the wood for your feet?

friger (author)achong02011-06-13

Each leg is 1/2 the shape of a wishbone. I was able to cut the shapes from solid stock that was only about 4 inches wide.

achong0 (author)friger2011-06-13

oh ok, thanks, I was going to suggest maybe you heated up some pine or something and then moulded it while it was hot and wet. That takes a lot of meffort though lol. I think it depends on how enthusiastic you are feeling and how you want to get the materials to look.


ninetailjake (author)2011-06-12

could i use that neck holder design for my long fall boot prototype?

friger (author)ninetailjake2011-06-12

I have absolutely no idea what that is so my answer would be hell yes.

cj72396 (author)2011-04-23

What kind of guitar is that?

friger (author)cj723962011-04-24

It is a Beaver Creek. They go for about $250.00 Canadian and have a sound like a $500.00 git. I play with a big group and have compared it to Gibsons, Tackaminies and any number of Yamahas, it has consistently performed as well and in many cases out performed these others (including the Gibson).

piperjon (author)2011-03-02

What is this "lamination method" of which you speak? I thought surely you steamed and bent the wood, which, by the way, would have been impressive enough. But to find out that this is a no-steam method, I'm now doubly impressed! The sumptuous curves you created are stunning, and my guitar collection would be EVER so happy to be happily seated in a whole set of these. I'd love to hear more! - Pj

friger (author)piperjon2011-03-03

Thank you for your kind words. While I do enjoy steam bending wood, the lamination method is very reliable if you want consistent results. It is, simply put, making plywood. I used 1/8" thick by 1 1/2" wide slats of wood stacked up to the desired thickness. These are then coated in glue and bent over a form. After being held in place with about 5 thousand clamps (I'm kidding, I only used about 20) until the glue sets the part is ready for machining.

Terry2030 (author)friger2011-03-06

Your guitar is great. It really looks very elegant and would go well with my 2 guitars. Where are the pictures of your "work in progress" ?

friger (author)Terry20302011-03-13

I didn't take many. This was entered in the Imade it contest which doesn't require progress photos. I'll check my archives and see if I can't find the ones I took.

playfulplans (author)2011-03-06

Nicely done.

l4sh (author)2011-03-05

Wow! that's a really nice guitar stand you got there

Ferguson199 (author)2011-03-05

It looks really nice. I like it, I may make one in my woodshop class for my brother, he was looking at getting an acoustic guitar.

nicholas1951 (author)2011-03-03

The design is functional and elegant. Very nice work!

Kurt Vonnegut (author)2011-03-02

So how do I vote?

friger (author)Kurt Vonnegut2011-03-03

I'm not really sure. Perhaps an announcement is made when voting starts.

Romado12187 (author)2011-03-02

nice, you could add weight to the base and make the legs much smaller

Wasagi (author)2011-02-27

Fantastic! And here I was about to go off and buy a new stand. Thank you!

Kiteman (author)2011-02-27

That is really nice.

It almost looks spring-loaded, ready to propel the guitar into your hand.

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