|Project by Blake||posted 11-28-2011 03:18 AM||5175 views||17 times favorited||20 comments|
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One of my relatives has a connection with musician Graham Nash. And although I have never actually met Nash, somehow I ended up with a beautiful slab of Claro Walnut from his old hot tub. I guess if you are a rock star you get to have a hot tub built out of Claro Walnut?
Well, my dad is a guitarist and fan of all things Rock n’ Roll. And I have been planning to build him a music stand for several years now. So I figured since this piece of memorabilia fell into my lap, it was the perfect time to build him one. Everything about it was a total surprise until I gave it to him.
This music stand is built completely with the wood from that walnut slab, which is shown in the last photo. The bookmatched panels on the podium came from the nicest part of the slab. My dad uses large, heavy 3-ring binders full of “standard” chord charts when he plays music. So I had the challenge of building a stand that was sturdy and robust, and would not tip over. Its not made for a single piece of sheet music. The height and angle of the podium are adjustable with easy to use knobs.
It was professionally finished with conversion varnish. I completed this project a few weeks ago but finally got a chance to photography it today. Overall it took a little more than 30 hours to build.
The entire building process is documented in my blog HERE.
In case anyone is wondering, the guitar is my dad’s Paul Reed Smith.
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