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Project by Tim_CPWD posted 04-05-2015 06:58 AM 1612 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife is a music teacher at a small private Christian School. She doesn’t get much of a budget for her classroom so I try to help out when I can. Recently she needed something mobile to put her electric keyboard on. She asked that it have an adjustable shelf for storage, and way to have speakers inside but not have the sound blocked by the cart. Using these directions as a guide I went into my shop, grabbed some scrap material and fired up the saw. This is built from white melamine and California Red Oak. I used burlap across the bottom as speaker cloth. I put 3” castors underneath to make the cart easy to move around the classroom. My wife is very happy with the end result.

-- Tim Haenisch, San Diego Ca.

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#1 posted 04-05-2015 12:43 PM

I like the design. Good use of space under the keyboard shelf. I see she can do some knitting while she waits for her students as well LOL.

Is there a place for her knees while she plays?

-- jroot

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#2 posted 04-05-2015 12:44 PM

Jam on man, jam on.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#3 posted 04-05-2015 12:58 PM

Great job, Tim. That looks like it should suit her needs perfectly!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 04-05-2015 01:27 PM

Very well done. I like the use of burlap for speaker cloth.

-- Lee

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#5 posted 04-05-2015 03:31 PM

Lucky and very smart Wife you have there! Hope that Burlaps not made from Hemp, LOL.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#6 posted 04-05-2015 10:51 PM

Great work Tim. Well done.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#7 posted 04-05-2015 11:40 PM

Happy wife = happy life. Good use of scrap material and burlap as speaker cloth. Well done !

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#8 posted 04-06-2015 03:36 PM

Thanks everyone for the nice comments.

jroot – No need for a place for knees as this was designed for her to teach from a standing position as per her request.

rad457 – Didn’t think to check if there was hemp in the burlap. Yikes!! May have to rethink what scraps I use in the future. LOL.

-- Tim Haenisch, San Diego Ca.

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#9 posted 04-07-2015 05:57 AM

Nicely done,very useful, I hope it will serve you well for a long time.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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