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Project by devann posted 01-09-2016 08:08 PM 778 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello all, I’m finally posting a new project, it’s a guitar shelf I made for my daughter. She’s been using typical guitar stands to store her guitars and we’re running out of floor space for them. The shelf I made originally began has a board with a dado and a piece of slat wall track using the slat wall hooks to hold the guitars.

( slat wall is what the walls are finished with in commercial stores to hang their products from. An example is when you go to a shoe store in the mall and you see the walls covered with what looks like 1×4s with metal tracks between them for the hooks. It’s a 4×8 sheet of MDO with grooves machined in it to accept the aluminum track.)

By “winging it” and not starting with a plan the project morphed into what is shown. First I decided to add a cleat to mount it to the wall. Then I decide to add a shelf across the top. The hooks used are not suitable for guitars so I used vinyl tubing to protect the necks and 1/4” plywood to hold the proper spacing so the guitars wouldn’t fall through the hooks.

The wood used is some juniper cedar my uncle that had a sawmill cut up for another uncle to line his closet with. I got the leftovers. The finish is BLO. The shelf on top is plywood painted black. To consolidate the project I also made a small shelf for my daughter’s amps. It’s made from ipe with a BLO finish. Thanks for taking the time to have a look.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with





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#1 posted 01-09-2016 08:19 PM

Looks great. Great job

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#2 posted 01-10-2016 12:26 AM

Thanks Hoss. Here’s what I started with.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#3 posted 01-10-2016 06:36 AM

Looks good, but somebody snuck a fiddle in there ;-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#4 posted 01-10-2016 02:56 PM

......and a ukulele Bob. I wanted my daughter to keep the fiddle & ukulele in their cases. My reasoning for the shelf across the top, but she wanted to display all of her strings for a photo to send one of her cousins. Oh well, she’s been hitting me up for a cello too. I guess the fiddle will make it’s way back into it’s case.

Bob, do you know the difference between a fiddle & a violin? Hint; I heard Ray Benson explain it one day.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#5 posted 01-10-2016 07:02 PM

Yeah, one can play the Orange Blossom Special and the other can’t ;-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#6 posted 01-10-2016 08:55 PM

That’s close Bob. The difference is it’s a violin when you want to sell it and a fiddle when you want to buy it.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#7 posted 01-11-2016 01:32 PM

Wonderful!

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#8 posted 01-13-2016 06:11 AM

Thanks.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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