Let`s Make a Metallophone.




Introduction: Let`s Make a Metallophone.

A metallophone is any musical instrument consisting of tuned metal bars which are struck to make sound, usually with a mallet.

You will need:

  • wood (1) 32cm x 2x1,5
  • wood (2) 60cm x 2x3,5
  • metal bar 2m x 3cm x 4mm
  • screws 16mm x 3mm
  • flat washers
  • 4 screws 5cm
  • 1 wood varnish gloss

Teacher Notes

Teachers! Did you use this instructable in your classroom?
Add a Teacher Note to share how you incorporated it into your lesson.

Step 1: Metal Bars

Cut the metal bar in 8 tracks from 15cm max-10cm min.

Cut the metal bars slightly awry about 1-2 moires to form all together a triangle.

Open holes with a drill.

Step 2: Wood

Cut the wood (1) in 2pcs 14cm and 17cm.

Cut the wood (2) in 2pcs 30cm and 30cm.

Step 3: Fitting Metallophone

  1. First count the metal bars to have equal distances.
  2. Then let's screw the screws onto the wood.
  3. Screwed 4 bigger (5cm) screws to side wood (2) to complete the fitting.

Step 4: Paint the Metal Bars

  1. Remove the screws.
  2. Paint the metal bars with colors we want.
  3. When it's dry. Screwing the metal bars in wood.
  4. Put and the flat washers (wood-->flat washer-->metal bar-->screw).
  5. Spray the metallophone with the wood varnish gloss.

Enjoy your metallophone

DIY Audio and Music Contest

Participated in the
DIY Audio and Music Contest

Be the First to Share


    • Declutter Speed Challenge

      Declutter Speed Challenge
    • First Time Author Contest

      First Time Author Contest
    • Leather Challenge

      Leather Challenge

    3 Discussions


    5 years ago

    this is a xylophone right?


    Reply 5 years ago

    nvm I just learned a metallophone is the metal version of a xylophone.