The more guitars you own, the better you play right?
If only that were true...
In any case, I have a few guitars, and was tired of having multiple stands about and all over the place. So, one day I decided I would make a guitar stand to consolidate my collection into one are of my house. Although every so often one of them goes for a walk around to the other rooms and rests there for a few days, they always come back here.
I didn't really know how I would go about doing it, but I do know what they look like so I decided to give it a shot anyways.
Here is my list of stuff:
- 2 -- 1x4's at 2 & 1/2 feet long
- 2 -- 1x4's at 1&1/2 feet long
- 3 -- 1x1's at 3 & 1/2 feet long; 1 of these will be cut shorter for the frame because it comes into the neck support
- 1 -- 1x1 to be cut into 7 4 inch pieces to separate the guitar necks at the top of the stand.
- Screws... Lots of them. Whatever I could find.
Let's get to building!
Step 1: Building the Frame
The first picture is the final product before all of the pool noodles were cut up and placed on the structure.
That is what I had in mind before I started designing this thing. I didn't draw anything up because i'm not very good at drawing. So I keep it simple and stick to easy shapes and cutting in straight lines and rounding up numbers so I don't have to measure to hard either.
From my parts needed list, I had fewer pieces of wood that I cut down to size, and often in half in order to minimize the amount of cuts as well.
Now, i screwed together the 2&1/2 foot boards, with the 1&1/2 foot boards to form the sides of the frame.
Then I added the bottom strips that would stop the guitars from hitting the floor every time they were put down.
I eyeballed most of the measurements because I just needed it to work (which it does), more than anything else.
After this I placed the bottom strips at an angle because I thought it was a good idea at the time. In hindsight, it was because that provided more padding for the bottom of the guitars seeing as there were no corners sticking up even if they are covered in pool noodles.
Step 2: Adding the Separators and Pool Noodles
For the top part, I separated the guitars' necks and fret boards from each other by placing little boards in between them at various distances from each other.
I eyeballed this one as well based on the body depth of the guitars.
For example: spaces for acoustic guitars would be left wider than those for electric.
I used one screw per separator and drilled it through the centre line of the top support beam.
Finally, I cut some pool noodle down to the right lengths for each section that would require it. To put the pool noodles onto the bars, I cut down the centre line of one side of the noodle (fourth picture - green piece) so as to allow for a slot to be created and they could be pushed onto them.
NOTE: the orange noodle bits on the 2 end separators are not cut down the middle because part of a broom handle was used for them.
Now you may enjoy your collection, all in one spot!