Wall Hanging, Guitar Effects Pedal Board




Introduction: Wall Hanging, Guitar Effects Pedal Board

About: Journeyman electrician, Musician, woodworker, and Inventor.

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...

Step 1: 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!!

Step 2: Cutting the Boards to Size

After you have decided the size of your pedal board, you will need to cut it to size?
Then set your table saw blade to a 45deg. angle, so that you can rip the 1" x 3" in half
I found that setting the fence to 1" will cut a 3" board by a 45deg. evenly in half.
this 45deg. piece is for hanging the board on the wall,
so you could omit this set if you just want a basic pedal board?

Step 3: Cutting the 45 to Size

Next you will need to cut two of the 1" x 45's to the same length as the pedal board,
I mark these to the board, and cut both a once with my chop saw.
one is glued to the top, bottom edge of the pedal board,
the other is drill out 16" on center (this part is the wall bracket)

Step 4: Assembly and Paint

Now that all the parts have been cut, it is time to glue the assembly together,
sand, and paint the pedal board.

Step 5: Making the Wires to Hold the Pedals in Place

Now that the pedal board is assembled, sanded, and painted
it is time to bend the wires that will hold your pedals to the board.
If you don't want to bend these wires, you could use self adhesive velcro straps?

Step 6: Marking and Drilling the Wall for the Bracket

Now that the pedal board is finally complete,
it is time to mount the 45deg. wall bracket
(this is the part left over from the bottom part of the pedal board)
when these to parts are inverted they fit together and kind of lock in place.

Step 7: Mounting the 45deg. Wall Bracket

Next is to insert the toggle bolts into the wall bracket and install the bracket on to the wall...

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    8 years ago on Introduction

    You can use cable ties to hold the pedals as well but it means drilling holes thru the backboard. Just cut them off to move the pedals around till yer happy then re-tie them. A neat idea by the way ampRiser!


    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.


    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    and Yes, high strength velcro will work fine.


    12 years ago on Introduction

    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!!


    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    I am No genius though, my Dad had the Idea
    for the wired pedals when I was a kid in the 70's