Wooden Guitar Stand Plans

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This step by step woodworking project is about multiple guitar stand plans. This article features detailed instructions for building a beautiful wooden stand for your acoustic and electric guitars. I have designed the plans to keep the expenditures under control and to involve the least amount of work possible. The simple wooden guitar stand can be built by anyone with basic tools and skills. Make sure you adjust the dimensions to suit your needs. The wood stand has 6 slots so you can stack all your guitars in one place.

When buying the lumber, you should select the planks with great care, making sure they are straight and without any visible flaws (cracks, knots, twists, decay). Investing in cedar or other weather resistant lumber is a good idea, as it will pay off on the long run. Use a spirit level to plumb and align the components, before inserting the galvanized screws, otherwise the guitar stand won’t have a symmetrical look. If you have all the materials and tools required for the project, you could get the job done in about a day.

 

 

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Guitar Stand Plans

Building a guitar stand

Building a guitar stand

 

  • A – 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 15″ long BASE
  • B – 2 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 28 3/4″ long SIDES
  • C – 2 pieces of 1×3 lumber – 32″ long BOTTOM
  • D – 1 piece of 1×4 lumber – 33 1/2″ long TOP SUPPORT

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How to build a multiple guitar stand

Building the base

Building the base

The first step of the woodworking project is to build the base for the guitar stand. Therefore, cut the 1×4 slats at 15″ and round the top corners, as shown in the diagram. Use a jigsaw to make the curved cuts and smooth the edges with fine-grit sandpaper.

Fitting the vertical supports

Fitting the vertical supports

Next, you need to build the sides for the guitar stand. You can either use 1×4 slats or build decorative sides out of 1×6 lumber. Mark the cut edges to the slats and get the job done with a jigsaw. Smooth the edges with fine-grit sandpaper and remove the excess with a damp cloth.

Fitting the base supports

Fitting the base supports

The next step of the project is to attach the bottom supports to the structure. Cut the components at the right dimensions and drill pocket holes at both ends. Insert 1 1/4″ screws and add glue to create rigid joints.

The supports should be lean at 30 degrees. Make sure you angle both supports identically, so the wooden guitar stand has a symmetrical look.

Fitting the bottom supports

Fitting the bottom supports

Pay attention to the information from the diagram to get a professional result. Align everything with great care and leave no gaps between the components.

Building the neck support

Building the neck support

Build the top support for the guitar necks out of 1×4 lumber. Mark the cut edges to the slats and make the notches with a jigsaw. Smooth the edges with 120-grit sandpaper. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the support, so you can attach it to the sides easily. Drill the pocket holes along the bottom face.

Fitting the neck support into place

Fitting the neck support into place

Fit the top support to the guitar stand and lock it to the sides using 1 1/4″ screws. Make sure the corners are square and align the edges with attention. Add glue to enhance the bond of the components.

As you can see building a guitar stand is a lot easier than you might imagine. With a little patience and with a small investments for the materials, you can make this wooden stand for your guitars in a few hours.

Guitar Stand Plans

Guitar Stand Plans

One of the last steps of the woodworking project is to take care of the finishing touches. Therefore, fill the pilot holes with wood putty and smooth the surface with 120-grit sandpaper. Cover the bottom supports with felt, as well as the notches that will holes the guitar necks. The felt will protect your guitars from scratches.

Top Tip: If you want to enhance the look of the project and to protect the wooden guitar stand from decay, I recommend you to cover the components with paint or stain.

 

 

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4 Comments »

  1. John Douglas at - Reply

    can you possibly add (in brackets), metric measurements as well?
    would help the rest of us on the planet 😉

    • Julian at -

      For metric measurements, you should first take a look over this table: http://myoutdoorplans.com/imperial-to-metric-conversion/ Then, you should use a ruler that has both metric and imperial measurements. I don’t create metric versions for my plans, as I only focus on what I know and I don’t like to pretend to be expert in areas I am not.

  2. Max at - Reply

    I just followed these plans (after metric conversion of course, imperial is a tool of the devil 😆) and now have a sweet stand that took about 2 hours (felt added, not yet stained) build time and cost approximately AU$35. Gonna play with the design and bang out a couple more I reckon. Cheers for the ideas.

    • Julian at -

      Congrats for you project. I’m looking forward to seeing how the stand comes out after you stain it. You the contact form to send a few pics, so I can feature your work on the site.

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