Homemade Guitar Rack Build

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  1. BlackMastodon

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    Some time last yea- wait...Jesus I started this in November of 2012. I am the sloth-king of procrastination :ugh:. Anyway, years ago I began construction on a rack to hold up to 10 guitars, including 2 wider acoustic guitar spaces. It was made using 1/2" plywood, 1x3" straps, inch thick foam/sponge, black felt, nails and staples and a whole lot of profanities.

    I should've planned this out a bit more, since I had to do some taking apart and then reassembling today to finally finish it, and I should've made the base come out further and include some kind of lip to hold the guitars better. I may add this on some time later but for now it's doing its job.

    Pictures!!!!

    All the wood glued/nailed together:

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    Foam pieces cut for each guitar space:

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    The backs and sides were spray painted flat black, the saw is there for the temporary surgery I had to perform today:

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    Working on the felt, took about 4 or so hours to get the bastard done:

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    But he's done!

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    Here he is, doing his job, with my blurry finger photobombing the picture a bit:

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    And that's it folks
     
  2. dougk

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    That's great!! Looks stout as can be! I used to sell these

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    I can't tell you how damn handy the racks are. I actually turned a half dozen or so of them into rolling racks at the shop.
     
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    Way to show me up. :lol: That looks great! What material did you use for the necks to rest against?
     
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    That was something I fought with the entire time. I used everything from Home Depot'esque stick on weatherstripping to really expensive 3m backed neoprene foam. Almost everything would shrink a bit and pull free. If I ever did it again I think I would laser cut some sort of foam insert that pressed into place.
     
  5. vansinn

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    Thanks for the pics and descriptions, both of you.
    I'm investing into a 3D studio setup while unemployed, and is in need of a stand, so guess what I'll be making soon.. ;)
     
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    asher So Did We

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    Why not some towel-like fabric?
     
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    That would work. PSA backed felt works well too.
     

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