Cello Stand

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Project by jerry118 posted 03-14-2008 12:56 AM 20440 views 5 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As a follow-up on my last project post here is another music related project.

My daughter sent me a photograph of a cello stand she found for sale on the net. Can you build one of these??

I had some 5/4 oak reclaimed from some large shipping crates, so here goes.

I glued up three layers to make the upright and then taper cut the resulting piece to an obelisk. This was done primarily on my table saw. The remaining pieces were laid out to fit the cello.

The tilt of the upright is adjustable. The slotted block on the top of the rear leg controls the rearward tilt. Forward tilt is not possible beyond the front leg support and a ramp inside the upright.

-- Jerry, Wichita KS

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#1 posted 03-14-2008 02:00 AM

Looks pretty good. What kind of material did you use for the padding.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 03-14-2008 02:39 AM

Hello Jerry

nice work … bet you saved a bundle



-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#3 posted 03-14-2008 04:13 AM

Hi Jerry,

I can see that you just couldn’t resist the challenge. Good for you. This is an excellent piece.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 03-14-2008 04:37 AM

Padding is strips of felt from Hobby Lobby glued on with wood glue.

-- Jerry, Wichita KS

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#5 posted 03-14-2008 09:00 AM

Nice job – I bet those were a couple hundred dollars on the web, your daughter should be very happy with her Dad’s craftsmanship.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#6 posted 03-14-2008 02:10 PM

More like $500.00

-- Jerry, Wichita KS

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#7 posted 12-06-2009 02:00 AM

Greetins Jerry: Great-looking music stand. This sorta looks like a guitar stand I did a while back. They say great minds run in pairs. Your daughter will be happy with it. Great form and function.

-- " There's a better way.....find it"...... Thomas Edison.

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#8 posted 12-06-2009 02:04 AM

Very nice I’m sure she loves it nice work


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