Ukelele Case from Recylcled Lumber

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Project by seandietrich posted 03-12-2010 04:03 AM 1723 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is ukelele case for a local musican. He plays ukelele professionally, and wanted a very durable case that could stand up to a beating if need be. And he wanted it made out of recycled wood, if possible he requested.

So With luck I chose a very weathered piece of 3/4 inch ply and took things a step further and found an old suitcase on the side of the road.

After taking measurements of the instrument, I built a simplt case. Then in the dead center, on the top, I attached the handle and latch that I removed from the old suitcase. I busted my hand pretty good doing it.

Then after finishing the inside with spray suede, and a fabric piece for the neck, I stained it, painted on his name, and finished it with high gloss poly.

-- "Unless workmanship comes to be understood and appreciated for the art it is, our environment will lose much of the quality it still retains." -- David Pye

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#1 posted 03-12-2010 12:27 PM

If this guy aint happy – he will never be.Wonderful, just wonderful, especially I love the old suitcase parts, it gives it a autentc touch, now he just need to give it some weare, and it will be a pearl.

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#2 posted 03-22-2010 01:06 AM

that is deffently great recycling love it


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#3 posted 03-22-2010 01:12 AM

that is sooo cool! great use of the suitcase parts! It’s nice to use anothers trash to make a treasure!

-- Mike, Southern IL

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