keyboard Stand

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Project by Bob Fowkes posted 04-07-2011 04:46 AM 7075 views 8 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Quartersawn red oak with ebonized oak accents.

-- Bob

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Chris Moellering

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#1 posted 04-07-2011 04:55 AM

Nice job

-- Grace & peace, Chris+

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#2 posted 04-07-2011 06:13 AM


That’s very attractive—makes it almost look like a real (acoustic) piano! Beautiful piece of furniture.


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#3 posted 04-07-2011 02:26 PM

That really looks great. It’s a wonderful idea as well. I have a keyboard on an ugly, folding metal stand. I don’t know why I never thought of this.

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

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#4 posted 04-07-2011 03:45 PM

As a keyboardist and woodworker I see the beauty of this project from both perspectives. Very nice!

-- Sam Hamory - The project is never finished until its "Finished"!

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Bob Fowkes

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#5 posted 04-07-2011 09:30 PM

Thanks guys. if anyone decides to make one of these, well, a couple of things I messed up…

One, sit in your playing chair and measure the distance from the floor to the tops of your thighs. Add an inch for clearance. You’ll be tempted to make the apron/top rail stout, but you can’t and still manage the clearance plus have the keyboard tabletop at a reasonable height for playing. If I did this over again I’d use cloud lifts so the apron would be say 3” where it tenons into the legs, but only 1-1/2” in the center.

Tilt the music stand more than i did. 20 degrees is good. Better yet, make it adjustable.

-- Bob

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#6 posted 04-07-2011 09:46 PM

Very beautifully executed. To my eye, the cloud lifts would have disturbed the lines a bit (lines which I really admire). I would be very proud of this piece.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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