Music Stand

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Project by TechTeacher posted 02-17-2012 03:51 AM 3850 views 4 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a music stand project that I made for my wife as a birthday present. She plays the standup base professionally and I thought she could use a nice stand for practicing. I started this project 15 or so years ago based on a picture in a magazine. I liked the picture but realized after I started that I didn’t really have any use for a music stand so it sat around for years. I finally had a reason to finish this project so here it is. I used a variety of woods, white oak base, cherry and ash column, red oak ring, and walnut and birch for the top portion.

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#1 posted 02-17-2012 03:53 AM

That’s beautiful! How does the raising/lowering mechanism work?

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#2 posted 02-17-2012 04:46 AM

Very nice design and a good build too.


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#3 posted 02-17-2012 12:23 PM

VERY, very nice! Thanks for posting!

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#4 posted 02-17-2012 01:06 PM

I kind of cheated with the raising and lowering method, the center rod simply has holes drilled every few inches with a dowel that inserts to hold it up. I considered several more complicated methods but decided to keep it simple. I wasn’t sure how some of the other methods would hold up over time and in all honesty time was a factor.

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#5 posted 02-17-2012 01:32 PM

love it! may i copy it? i have a stand up bass in my ear every saturday morning at the music store in town….but it’s all bluegrass….......

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#6 posted 02-17-2012 02:28 PM

Go ahead and copy, heck I copied a photo I saw some 15 years ago. Regretfully I have not been able to find the photo nor do I have any plans drawn. If you would like any particular measurements I would be more than happy to provide. I did have to make a jig to hold the column for boring and then made a forstner bit extension of about 4’ out of a piece of 1”steel rod. I bored almost to the bottom but not out so I’m not too sure how far off I got. I did the boreing with a heavy right angle drill. I could sketch out the jig and post a picture if you would like.

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#7 posted 02-17-2012 02:55 PM

Here is a little sketch of the jig I made to bore out the column

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#8 posted 02-17-2012 03:56 PM

Hey Carl , Nice stand, since I’ve used music stands before this one is excellent. I’ll bet the rest of the family will want one now. Yours is certainly a lot nicer looking than the old Manhasset stand or the wire stand that everyone is familiar with using. Thanks for the post and keep up the good work. bob

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#9 posted 02-17-2012 10:33 PM

Very nice, I love it!

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#10 posted 02-18-2012 02:46 AM

very nice i want to buiild one for my daughter.

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#11 posted 10-07-2013 05:51 PM

That is one majestic stand!!!!!!!!!!!

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