Wall Hanging, Guitar Effects Pedal Board

I first made one of these wall hanging pedal boards, when my basement flooded!
My amplifier was ruined (which led to the development of the ampRiser ).
Also all of my pedals that were on the ground were ruined!!
Which led to the making of this pedal board.
Besides hanging the board on the wall when Not in use,
it makes it nice to adjust your sound, with out having to bend over.
(yes I know you can't use the wah pedal while it is in the air?)

This project is fairly simple to make, and very inexpensive.
I got the wood for FREE, from work on a construction site,
the wire I used to hold the pedals down is a coat hanger (for  free)
You could use velcro to hold the pedals down, although the wire method
is stronger and will hold your pedals in place when hanging on the wall.

If you can't or don't want to make one of these pedal boards,
I soon will have them available at my website...

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Step 1: Tools and Materials

Picture of Tools and Materials
You will need a piece of 1/2" thick plywood,
I made mine 20"L x 14"D
you can make yours any size to fit your pedals?
You will also need a piece of 1" x 3" x at least 40" (or twice the length of your board?)
A table saw to cut to length and to cut the 45deg. out of the 1" x 3"
a compound miter
a drill, drill bits
clamps, screw driver, needle nose pliers,
coat hanger wire, small 3/8" wood screws,
1/4" x 3" toggle bolts, level,
tape measure, pencil, glue, paint, paint brush,
and Most Important SAFETY GLASSES!!
I have been a woodworker for over 30+ years and I ALWAYS HAVE MY SAFETY GLASSES ON!!

I love this.

Do you think that a high strength velcro would be a good substitute for your bent wire retention method?  I'm one for swapping and rearranging pedals endlessly, so I would like a less permanent solution.  This is a great instructable, thank you.
ampRiser (author)  mattthegamer4634 years ago
and Yes, high strength velcro will work fine.
stevie14 years ago
you sir are a genius!! i was looking around my house for velcro to attach my pedals to my pedal board and then i figured "oh why dont i go on instructables?" so i used the coathanger wire method, it works flawlessly for me!
Great i'ble!!
ampRiser (author)  stevie14 years ago
I am No genius though, my Dad had the Idea
for the wired pedals when I was a kid in the 70's


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