Multiple Guitar Stand




Intro: Multiple Guitar Stand

I saw some Guitar stand made out of PVC here, and since I salvaged several pieces of wood from some ikea furniture that i found on the streets I made mine with them.

Step 1: Layout and Materials

The idea is pretty straight forward, as you can see in the pic. the dimensions are standard, 36' long, 16" deep and 28" high, the hight of the horizontal bar (for support of the neck) is around 26" from the top of the piece @ the bottom , and the distance between the two bottom pieces (where the body of the guitar goes) is around 12". you can try with the guitars to get a better configuration.

I use 3 pieces of 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" by 36" for the bottom pieces and the horizontal top.
2 pieces 1/2" x 1 1/2" by 28" for the Vertical sides and some 2 planks of 1/4" x 2 1/2" x 16". All salvaged from some ikea bed that i found in the street.
The screws (8) are Allen Screws for wood ( the ones that came with bed, the Ikea ones), but some drywalls can do it too.

For the pieces that hold the guitars in place (or separators) I use wine corks and some drywall screws.

Step 2: Top Detail

As I mention earlier, I reuse some wine corks to keep the guitars from slide (4" between each cork)., I drill the corks and use drywall screws to attach them to the top. I drive the screws 1/2 way deep in the corks.
Eventually I will put some foam or some type of cloth to the top piece to avoid scratches in my guitars. The corks are holding pretty well, but i may change them later for something else.

Step 3: Done

I didn't spend any money in the process, and the assembly was done in about an hour. I have to say it's quite sturdy, very compact and practical, and holds the guitars very well.
I'm thinking in using foam for the top and bottom pieces and eventually painted the hole thing in black or some nice wood stain.



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    54 Discussions


    10 years ago on Introduction

    I originally saw the pvc version of this but the section of pvc I salvaged was to skinny to make to make the stand to be structurally sound and then I saw your instructable and remembered I had a bunch of spare wood out in the shed so I went out and grabbed a few pieces and got to work my dad let me use a bunch of old junk towels for padding and this is what came of it not quite as nice as yours but it works and now not only do I have a place for all my fender acoustic, OscarSchmidt by Washburn OB44 bass, and the latest addittion an Aria Pro2 Sl-DX-3 but when my band mates come over they also have a place to put there's as well :)

    5 replies

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    the towels covering it looks pretty sloppy, you can buy really cheap Foam at Hope Depot that would probably work, and work a lot better. Its by all the PVC. its only like $1.97 for four 32" pieces


    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    i acutaly like the looke of the towels personaly and they do there job very well. And the towels are wraped around it in a good couple of times just to make sure everything was good and safe. But the main point of this for me was to use completely recycled products so to go out and but foam would defeat the pourpes of that.


    5 years ago on Step 3

    What guitar is that at the back, (the hollow body one)?


    5 years ago on Introduction

    Hey can anyone help me out here?


    6 years ago on Introduction


    I'd been thinking about making a guitar rack for a while. It seemed sensible to make a free-standing unit rather than a wall hanging one (my guitars would take up a lot of wall space if hung with their backs to the wall, and I'm not sure my landlord would want me drilling holes in the walls!)

    Here are some pictures of the rack I made, which was inspired by this design, and some other designs on instructables.

    I happened to have the base wood already, so I screwed some wooden planks on the sides to hold the rail (a wooden broom handle). I covered all the surfaces which the guitars touch in foam heating pipe insulation (using pva to stick it to the wood). Then I screwed on some corks to rest the guitar necks against so they don't fall over.

    The project's not finished as I ran out of corks. Time to drink some more wine!
    It was hard to screw the corks into the circular broom handle straight, so I might have a think about another way to stop the guitars falling over...

    Guitar Rack.JPGGuitar Rack.jpg

    7 years ago on Introduction

    I finished making my own multiple guitar stand today. I used left over jarrah deck wood we had lying around, some tasmanian oak a friend gave me, and also thick wooden dowels wrapped in insulating foam stuff. Then i finished it off with a coat of oil. I love how it turned out! It holds 5 guitars. In the pictures i also have my cigar box ukulele i made hanging from one of the holders :p

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    6 years ago on Introduction

    Mine turned out just how I wanted. It used to be an uncomfortable futon couch sorta thing. The acoustic and gretsch kinda take up two spaces but there's still space for two more guitars.

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    8 years ago on Introduction

    I made this yesterday! I totally nicked your idea!! It holds my 7 guitars- i'm not letting myself buy any more! I added centre supports so the wood doesn't 'belly' under the weight. I didn't use corks- i used a wooden broom shank which i cut up into 8 pieces - i was planning to cover the pegs with foam/ or perhaps felt but i think i wont bother now... My smallest guitar is a 1/2 sized and i also have 3/4 and 4/4 so the height and width was worked out so the stand would hold them all. I'm really happy with the end result!

    guitar stand.jpgguitarstand1.jpg
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    I forgot to add- the whole thing cost about £8 to make, not including the black enamel paint which i already had.