Guitar stand made from an old chair

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Project by Jon_in_BK posted 01-11-2011 09:23 PM 12021 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first original project.I have a bunch of old chairs and a couple old tables in my basement that I want to use as material. I made this for my father-in-law who is an avid guitar player. I realized that maybe I should not have made something that had no straight pieces of wood on my first attempt. Wish my picture was better. Looking forward to hearing reactions..

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#1 posted 01-11-2011 11:56 PM

That is a cool idear, great use for an old chair!

-- Doug...

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#2 posted 01-12-2011 03:55 AM

Way to recycle old material, Nice work!
Is there any fear of it falling off? Guitar that is.
Maybe some foam with felt on it so not to scratch the guitar, just a thought.
I like it! thanks for sharing.
Welcome to LumberJocks by the way!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#3 posted 01-12-2011 04:23 AM

Nice work – keep that idea of recycling! Some the best sources of inexpensive wood come from something already made.

-- Dave in Minnesota - If it ain't broke, improve it!

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#4 posted 01-12-2011 02:25 PM

bravo———from an old chair? Very creative and it’s wonderful.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#5 posted 01-12-2011 02:37 PM

I love repurposing ‘materials’. Looks good. You should add a pic of the chair before transformation. I bet you’d like ‘Steampunk’ stuff too. Google it.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#6 posted 01-12-2011 04:17 PM

Update: I added a picture of one of the chairs..It’s a little messy. But as you can see I used the top horizontal back rest as the scoop that holds the guitar and the long back legs rotated 90 degrees make the curving legs of the stand and then one more of the smaller horizontal rails fits snugly in a socket in the bottom and that holds it all upright. I added a short piece of oak to attach it at the top. I had wanted to use only wood form the chair but in the end I needed something straight to hold it together at the top. Luckily for me – the lines really work with the shape of a guitar. And it looks pretty natural sitting in the stand. As far as falling off – I did a lot of testing to get the angle just right. not to far back – but enough to hold it in place. The gentle curve of the bottom really holds it nicely. You could add some felt, if you really wanted to protect the guitar – but I like seeing the wood.

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#7 posted 01-12-2011 07:26 PM

Cool! Great work! Thanks for the response
Keep up the good work.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#8 posted 01-13-2011 12:09 AM

you should make another and see how much you could sell it for on a site like ETSY. I’m sure there’s loads of musicians on there that would love a stand made of a reclaimed item like a chair. Rather a unique idea in my opinion. (niche market i’m sure)

Nicely done!

-- Your mind, much like a parachute, works best when open.

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