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Picture of Winged Guitar Stand

My daughter has recently discovered a love and talent for music. She's been delving into singing, songwriting, and guitar. She likes acoustic driven country and folk music, and is slowly discovering her own voice. Since she's a teenager, she's also discovering her own personal style, and music is a big part of that. In particular, she loves the "unseen wing" motif as it agrees well with her empathy and strong sense of social justice in the world. We are forever stopping and taking pictures of her against wings that have been painted in street art displays for exactly this purpose.

She has had a regular folding metal guitar stand for some time, but for Christmas this year I decided to make her a personal guitar stand that was not like anyone else's, and featured the wing motif she likes.

Step 1: Materials

Picture of Materials

This entire project was built out of pine. I used:

  • 2 Glued Pine Project Panels, 24" x 48" each (for the wings and shelf)
  • 2 1x6 pine boards (for the feet)
  • 4 1-inch L brackets
  • 2 1-1/2 inch L brackets
  • Adhesive furniture grip foam
  • Wood screws
  • Spray urethane finish

This is a woodworking project, and there is nothing complicated in this design that couldn't be cut with jigsaw or scrollsaw, and a router. However for this project I used a 1000mm x 1000mm xCarve to do the cutting of the main pieces (to practice with my xCarve). If you don't have an xCarve, don't worry! Get out that jigsaw -- it will take a bit longer, but it will work just fine.

TelfTheElf6 months ago
Hey this is sooooo cool!!
hope to see your daughter at the top of the pops soon enough!!!!
gravitino (author)  TelfTheElf6 months ago
I'm glad you liked it! We've both been very happy with the way it has turned out.