|Project by devann||posted 01-09-2016 08:08 PM||861 views||1 time favorited||8 comments|
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