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Guitar Rack For My Son In Law

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Project by BusterB posted 10-20-2019 07:39 AM 760 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Friend of mine brought me some cedar to build a chest with. Some of it was pretty thin and wound up only being 1/2 to 5/8ths thick once it was planed. So I laid it aside knowing I would eventually find a use for it. What’s his name (also known as my son in law) had sent me a picture of a multiple guitar stand he had found somewhere and wanted to know if I could build one like it. He plays bass part-time in a Christian rock band and has an extensive guitar collection. In the picture, the stand was built out of plywood and I had originally thought to go that route but the more I studied in it, the better I liked the idea of using that cedar to make it. Multiple online sites had plans for building similar projects so getting the dimensions for building it was a snap. Finished it with clear satin polyurethane and used foam weather strip to pad the neck slots. Used foam pipe insulation to pad the bottom support rails and covered with a heavy fabric to make it look a little better. Only had an old acoustic guitar to test fit it but it seemed to work ok. Two lessons learned…1) not all pieces of pipe insulation are created equal and 2) upholstery is a skill I really need to work on…lol. thankfully that’s it for the cedar for a while.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)





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Ivan

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#1 posted 10-20-2019 07:42 AM

Very serious project…very well done!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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BusterB

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#2 posted 10-20-2019 07:44 AM

Ivan-:thank you sir.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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recycle1943

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#3 posted 10-20-2019 08:52 AM

Very nicely done – cedar is sometimes pretty hard to work with and I hope your sol understands that part of it

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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woodshaver Tony C

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#4 posted 10-20-2019 11:31 AM

That’s one good looking guitar rack Buster! Well done!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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doubleDD

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#5 posted 10-20-2019 01:44 PM

Fine looking guitar stand. It could always double as a fishing rod rack. Much better choice using the cedar than plywood.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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Jim Jakosh

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#6 posted 10-20-2019 04:06 PM

Real nice rack, Buster and what other wood is there but cedar for the Cedar King??

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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BusterB

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#7 posted 10-20-2019 10:05 PM

Dick- thank you sir. My least favorite part is that it can be a wee bit brittle

Tony- thank you sir.

Dave-thank you sir. If he don’t like it…it may just become one…lol

Jim- thank you sir. Hate to tell you but ole Todd Barrone in Missouri is the undidisputed world champion cedar king…

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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awsum55

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#8 posted 10-20-2019 11:05 PM

Ya done good Buster! Cedar can be really beautiful, I need to find a project to make out of cedar. Congrats on your DT3

-- John D, OP, KS

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farmerdude

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#9 posted 10-20-2019 11:42 PM

Another fine job by BusterB! You’re on a roll, buddy. The rack looks great. I think it’s a bit of a shame to cover the rails, I like the wood better, but I understand the need. Man!, that Cedar looks good.

-- Jeff in central Me.

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BusterB

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#10 posted 10-21-2019 12:45 AM

John- thank you sir. Look forward to seeing whatever cedar project you come up with…

Jeff- thank my friend. I agree that it was a shame to cover the wood but alas those guitars are worth considerably more than the rack…lol

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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