Making Music (well a stand at least) - Project #4

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Project by FritzM posted 2415 days ago 1694 views 12 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The inspiration for this project came from the July 2007 issue of American Woodworker. I loved the form of the three legged slat top music stand but I wasn’t quite ready to take on the steam bending process. I modified the design to allow use of simple joinery and straight milled lumber. In addition to a music stand I also needed a guitar stand so I simply added two wood dowels that I dipped in tool handle plastic to add some cushion. The wood is urban harvest Claro Walnut and the finish is 3 coats of Watco wet sanded per Ray Lancon’s instructions (here).

-- Fritz Oakland, Ca (dedicated to my other hobby)

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#1 posted 2415 days ago

Very sweet!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 2415 days ago

Nice, great adaptation for your needs and Walnut is my favorite.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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#3 posted 2415 days ago

Very nice combination. Great job.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#4 posted 2415 days ago

Very cool. I like what you did with the legs, I think it fits with the overall design quite nicely.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#5 posted 2415 days ago

Nice looking stand. I need to make one of those as well.

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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#6 posted 2415 days ago

That came off well. I like the combo aspect. Good job.

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#7 posted 2415 days ago

very musical

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#8 posted 2415 days ago

Very nice. I want too make a guitar stand someday.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke."

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#9 posted 2414 days ago

Thanks! It was a fun and super easy project and I love seeing it as i walk past my guitar making promises of practicing tomorrow!

-- Fritz Oakland, Ca (dedicated to my other hobby)

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#10 posted 2414 days ago

Again, another well-designed and executed piece from you. Very cool.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#11 posted 2414 days ago

What a great idea. And nicely executed.

-- where's my pillow?

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#12 posted 2413 days ago

looks great!! I love the curves…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#13 posted 2413 days ago

Neat idea.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#14 posted 1445 days ago

Great project. Look how well that Dr. Beat sits on that shelf.

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#15 posted 1427 days ago

Nice stand, my first project posted on here is the same stand but using the steam bending technique check it out if you’d like
Steam bent music stand

-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables

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