A guitar stand made out of recycled bits of plywood. Cheap, eco friendly and efficient.
Why spend money on a stand when you can build one for practically next to nothing?
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Step 1: Get a Plan and Cut It Out!
Draw on your sheet of plywood what you want to stand to look like. The best thing to do is to look on the internet for stands that people already made and get you ideas from there.
Do you want it to be portable?
Do you want it to fold out?
Do you want the neck to be supported?
I chose to have a portable collapsible stand that supports the body.
Cut one of the sides out and trace it out on the leftover piece of plywood to make the second upright.
Step 2: Router the Edges
Router the outside edges ( not the back of bottom) and sand it down to have a nice smooth and rounded out finish.
Step 3: Assembly
Start by screwing the two uprights in the back with the hinge.
also, you might want to screw a little chain such as the ones found in bathrooms to hold the drain plug to prevent the stand from spreading apart when the guitar is resting on it.
Step 4: Finishing.
Paint it, stain it, leave it natural, enjoy your brand new cheap stand.
My stand will soon get a high gloss candy red finish, but for now it has an unique bare plywood finish.
Let your imagination run wild, try different concepts!