Guitar Wall Mount / Hanger -free, Quick and Dirty




Introduction: Guitar Wall Mount / Hanger -free, Quick and Dirty

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As my guitar always seems to lay in the way, i decided to mount it on the wall.

thats what i came up with
it's free
it's easy
it's good looking ;)

Step 1: Tools

the tools you'll need:

a saw ( a leatherman does the trick too)
a power drill
a sharp knife
paper and a pen

some wood-glue
file and/or sandpaper

Step 2: Finding Wood

my neighbour cut down some small trees last year - as they're still laying around I looked there
first, and I found exactly what I was looking for.

TADAAA - a branch fork

don't cut it too short, the back of the fork should be about 8 inches long - you'll shorten it later.

Step 3: Peeling Off the Bark

take your knife and peel the fork

i left some of the brown bark underneath the outer coat,
because I liked the look

allow the wood to dry - doesn't take that long without bark

Step 4: Measuring Your Guitar

take a piece of paper or cardboard and measure the upper neck of your guitar.
cut it out.

Step 5: Make It Fit

mark and cut out the fork as seen on the pictures.
use the paperstripas help.

then hold the fork up and hang the guitar in your fork,
angle it up until the guitar is safe and can't fall off.

now mark the angle on the fork and cut it out - see the pictures

smooth the cuts with the file and/ or sandingpaper

Step 6: The "wall Angle"

place the guitar in the fork and hold it up.

place something straight
thats about as long as your guitar (a broomstick would work too...)
behind the guitar - it has to touch the back of the guitarcorpse - see the pictures and forget about my english... :P

when everything is aligned, mark the angle on the "wallside" of the fork

cut it with your saw, and try on the wall, if it's right.

Step 7: Drill a Hole

now you'll need something to hold the whole thing up on the wall.
I used a wooden Popsicle-stick that was strong enough
other possibilities:

a strong screw
a strong nail

- go wild
my popsicle-stick works very well ;)

drill a hole in a 90degree angle and glue the -whatever you'll find- popsicle stick in it.

Step 8: Style It Up and Add Silicone Protection

now you're basically done but if you want you can add
some fancy angles or carvings

To protect your precious instrument add a thin coat of silicone.

drill a hole in your wall and mount it.

Step 9: Admire

you're done!

The butterfly was made after this great I'ble :

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    14 Discussions


    7 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks for the Great 'ible. i'm gonna use some stronger materials to make one of these for my electric Bass since its much heavier than an acoustic guitar.


    7 years ago on Introduction

    Very nice! I believe this is the first "rustic" guitar hanger I've seen, and you also helped me solve the problem of how to mount something like this to the wall (nice to know a popsicle stick worked so I don't go all overkill!)

    I believe I have part of some deer antler that would work just like this and save my guitar from banging around the corners of my room!

    (In case anyone reads this comment and is inspired to work with antler, fair warning...drilling/sanding/grinding antler smells very acrid, like burnt hair. Yeah...not at all the pleasant aroma you get with woodworking!)


    8 years ago on Introduction

    the walls are gorgeous !!! and the repurposed wood is beautiful with it...but... I can't get over the walls !!!

    I would LOVE a room done like that !!


    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    thank you :)

    just take a very broad (about 5inches) and thick (2 inches) paintbrush - the ones you use for glue,
    and have some 2 /3 light yellow and 1/3 apricote UNMIXED on a plate.

    wet your paintbrush with a little water and then put it down in to the two colours and paint long curved strokes - thats it :)
    it's really easy and you don't need much paint.

    the other side of the room is painted dark red and brown - same way.


    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    it is that easy? wow... it is amazing !! Thank you for sharing that with me !! and I do like the red w/brown wall too... very visually stunning !!!


    8 years ago on Introduction

    This is great! I really dig it! I wish I'd thought of it, or seen it, before I made mine from garden tool hangers! You rock!


    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks - yeah i rock hard :D

    The reason why I made this : I have to drive 40miles to the next store - so wood was easier to find than a garden tool hanger ;)

    Ha I love your disco-ball pants - sounds heavy and not very convenient but it rocks too :D


    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    I tried to think of some alternative when I was making mine, but couldn't come up with anything. Now I always check Instructables before I start a project.
    Thanks! Yeah the pants weigh about 6 pounds, but they are a sight to behold.


    8 years ago on Introduction

    I really like the look of this, especially the brown bits you left on. Reminds me of deer antler a bit.....hmmm deer antler guitar hanger.


    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    jah, thought of it too - we got loads of moose/elk-antlers wich i've found in the forrest.