Guitar Footrest

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Project by Logan posted 05-12-2011 03:51 AM 7601 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my latest weekend project. I was borrowing a footstand from a friend for a few weeks, but then had do give it back to him. I was now left without a footstand, and had to make my own! I sketched up some quick plans and then started in on cutting the wood to all the right lengths and angles. Then inserted the dowels, cut and chiseled out the central channel for the rosewood inlay and glued everything up. Some quality time on the belt sander got everything nice and smooth.

This turned out to be a really fun project. A few minor mistakes, but I think the end product looks quite nice. The woods I used were Mahogany, Patagonian Rosewood, and African Blackwood.

Here is the stand in use.

-- Logan

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#1 posted 05-12-2011 12:59 PM

Very nice combo of woods, makes it unique.

-- Doug...

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#2 posted 05-12-2011 01:09 PM

Nice design and good selection of woods. Well done!

-- christopheralan

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#3 posted 05-14-2011 09:03 PM

Nice work, Logan. It is really satisfying to design and then create something that fills one of your needs. Keep up the good work!

-- Rowdy in Kechi, Kansas

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#4 posted 07-22-2011 04:58 AM

Awesome !! I’ve never seen one of these before.
Care to share your details so I can try to make one for my son ?
thank you : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#5 posted 07-22-2011 05:53 AM


Thanks for your interest and compliments!
The design for this foot stand was pretty simple besides the inlay which isn’t necessary. Since this design isn’t adjustable you’ll need to make sure that the height that you choose is right for your sons playing style / personal preference. Also, make sure that you strengthen the joints by using dowel rods like the ones in the third picture. (Another way of strengthening the joints would be to use a dovetail joint, but I didn’t have a jig) The legs are also kicked out at slight angles for stability, about 5º if I remember. The back leg is also shorter than the front by about half an inch, this helps make the foot stand more ergonomic and comfortable.

Good luck and post some pictures so I can check it out!

- Logan

-- Logan

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#6 posted 07-22-2011 06:49 AM

Nice project. I can see that for acoustic playing.

However, a strap will keep you from having to support the guitar on your knee. That’s what those buttons are for.

At some point, you gotta stand up to work the pedal board and the wah and volume pedals. ;=)

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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#7 posted 07-22-2011 11:23 PM

Thanks for the info , Logan : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#8 posted 02-04-2018 06:31 PM

You did a nice job on this footrest. Nice work!

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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