|Project by Beautifulsunshine87||posted 08-12-2015 02:54 PM||816 views||0 times favorited||1 comment|
My dad’s birthday went by back in May and I wanted to give him something unique, preferably out of wood and useful to him. Well my dad, like myself, is a music man who loves to play various instruments, including the bass. He recently acquired a phenomenal bass and smaller amp for his jam space. It was sitting on the ground, and my aiming down low. In order to improve his ability to properly hear what he was playing, I decided to build him an amp stand that angles the amp up towards him, that allows the sound to travel freely behind the amp, down and back towards the front, while also giving him a bit of room underneath for whatever plug/pedal/power bar he needs to store. I didn’t have plans, only ideas, because I also have a metal rack amp stand for my own guitars and they fold up and can hold a lot of weight. Because this was to be made of wood and holding a heavy amp stand, I wanted it to be sturdy and sleek. Needless to say, a few months went by and finally I was able to travel down to see him and deliver this thing.
I started with some homemade drawings and went to town. I had to redo a few parts, but the bones came out nicely. The brace points were pine scrap I had and my angled sides were made by glueing/pocket-holing 3 pine boards together and cutting out the angled shape, while the surface where the amp sits, as well as the entire back wall of the stand is from sheets of 1/2 inch spruce plywood.
Now did I mention that this was a surprise gift to him, and that I only had the amp dimensions I found online to go on to make sure it fit? Well lucky for me, the amp was almost an inch smaller than the stand on each side, so it sat perfectly. I could now make a few adjustments on the top wood brace to accommodate his power cable, and make a hole through the bottom side to allow his cable through, but overall, he was very happy with how it turned out. I painted it black to make everything match.
What do you think??
-- Beautiful Sunshine Woodworking