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Project by brianinpa posted 2212 days ago 1803 views 6 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A few years ago I made a music stand for my son. My sister-in-law plays the clarinet and my son plays both the flute and the clarinet. Every time his Aunt and Uncle visited my son and his Aunt would play duets using his music stand. There were several times she commented about his stand so my brother-in-law asked if I would make one for her. For Valentines day 2006 I completed this one.

When making my son’s, I had access to a lathe so his is turned the main up-right. When making hers I did not have a lathe so I boxed the main up-right.

Because this one was for a lady, I made it look like it was for a lady.

The design allows for the tray to be lowered to a height comfortable for sitting or standing and it can be tilted 90 degrees. (I don’t remember where I saw the original design, but I modified it a little to fit my needs)

The wood I used was red oak, finished in clear poly except for the harp which was stained rosewood and then covered with poly.

Making this one was a lot of fun. When my sister in-law came to the house she thought hers was another I made for my son, until her husband told it was for her: yeah she liked it.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.





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trifern

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#1 posted 2212 days ago

Nice looking music stand Brian. Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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lightweightladylefty

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#2 posted 2212 days ago

Thanks for all the photos. I’ve been wanting to make a music stand and this gives me encouragement. I wasn’t able to get the link for the music stand for your son to work though. I’d like to see it as well. Too bad I’m not related; maybe you’d make one for me, too!

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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Russel

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#3 posted 2212 days ago

Nicely done. I’ve been looking at different ways to allow for height adjustment while maintaining rigidity and without making the stand look ‘fat’ ... yours looks good.

-- Working at Woodworking http://www.VillageLaneFurniture.com

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brianinpa

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#4 posted 2212 days ago

Trifern – Thanks!

Leftie, The link has been fixes so you can easily find the other stand I made. The hardest part to making this was finding the correct hardware to do the job I wanted it to. (Not too many supplieres of hardware for wooden music stands.

Russel – The sliding up-right on this one is 1”x1”, on the older model it was a 1”x1” blank I turned down to 3/4”. These are plenty sturdy

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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tenontim

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#5 posted 2211 days ago

Very nice, Brian. I need to make some of these but haven’t been able to find a design that I really like. This one is very functional and looks to be sturdy. Guess I’ll stick this in the favorites and see what happens. Thanks for the post.

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kewald

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#6 posted 2211 days ago

Wonderful work Brian.

Now I see how to do more than three photos in a project message. duh!

-- Always do the Right Thing the Right Way the First Time - if you can figure out what that is! Ken, Spring Branch, TX

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brianinpa

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#7 posted 2211 days ago

Tim, I have seen (with great disgust) a wet towel hanging from my son’s and it still holding strong.

Ken, Don’t feel bad, it took me several weeks to figure it out myself.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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Callum Kendall

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#8 posted 2209 days ago

Great job!

Thanks for the post

Callum

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lightweightladylefty

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#9 posted 2208 days ago

Brian,

Thanks for correcting that link. Maybe you could add a link to this one on that site? I really like both of them. They are both beautifully designed and crafted. Thanks again for the inspiration.

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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JeffS

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#10 posted 1741 days ago

Nice stand! coming from a musical family (I graduated from the Berklee college of Music and my sister just got her Master’s in performance from Michigan State), I have dreams of making a few of these myself. Out of curiosity, where did you end up finding the brass hardware? Does the height adjustment pin into set holes every inch?

thanks,
Jeff

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