Music Stand

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Project by peterbb posted 03-07-2012 04:31 AM 7048 views 6 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I volunteer with a group that presents folk music concerts. The performers often want a small table on stage to hold drinks, spare instruments or electronics, and we provide bar stools, speakers, or whatever we can find to do the job. For a recent concert, a particularly disreputable stool was used, and another volunteer suggested to me that we needed a small collapsible table for this (Collapsible since we have very limited storage space.)

I decided to build something, and recalled that we sometimes are asked for a music stand, which we don’t have, so I designed this stand to work as both a table and music stand – the top can be set horizontal for table use. The height can be adjusted from about 30 inches to over 50 inches.

The top is baltic birch with maple edging, and the feet are maple. The post is “mystery wood” (possibly pine) found in the lane.

-- Peter

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#1 posted 03-07-2012 05:09 AM

Looks great. How do you adjust the height?


-- Jojy, Dallas

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#2 posted 03-07-2012 11:38 PM

Very nice Peter! Your own design?

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#3 posted 03-07-2012 11:41 PM

Fine looking music stand

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#4 posted 03-08-2012 01:12 AM

Jojy: The smaller part of the post slides inside the larger. There is a knob and bolt about 3” below the top of the bottom section that presses against the upper post to hold it. I’ll try to get a picture of that side on Friday.

SheriDi: Thanks! Yes, I have to take the blame for it.

-- Peter

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#5 posted 05-08-2012 08:57 AM

Nice detailing on the feet also. I like the simplicity, yet well-thougt of design.

-- The longest distance to be seen between two objects, is the shortest

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#6 posted 04-15-2015 05:52 PM

I saw this music stand online and have decided to try building it for myself! i have not done to much woodworking yet, so i was wondering if you could give me the pattern for it? i just need to know what kind of wood you used and how much to buy of each kind!


-- Savannah, Manitoba

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#7 posted 04-15-2015 06:35 PM

I don’t have any plans – I just made it up as I went along. The top is 1/2” baltic birch plywood with maple edge trim. The stand is mostly mystery wood that I found in the lane. Feet are maple, I think.

-- Peter

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#8 posted 04-15-2015 07:11 PM

This is very nice and practical. I like it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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