DIY PVC Guitar Stand



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DIY PVC Guitar Stand

Postby Gunner Recall » Tue May 03, 2011 6:25 pm

Decided to start a fun DIY-ish project, a 7-Guitar stand made of PVC.
I was frustrated by the options available online...you either get a road worthy tank sized case for $$$$$ or a flimsy flatpack stand (also $$$ considering what you get for you pay).

This one can be customized with extra padding and extra supports on the cheap.

I'm using the plans found here (adjusted for 2 extra guitars, I can give you the changes you need to make if you want to do the bigger one)



This one is pretty good just because he gives you a few closeups at different angles if you need help visualizing. Note this one lacks the middle bar.


Just wondering if anyone here has done of these before? Maybe you want to start one now :thumb:
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Re: DIY PVC Guitar Stand

Postby Gunner Recall » Tue May 03, 2011 6:29 pm

Just got back from the store, since the stand is all pcb and connecters it's fairly cheap.
I skipped the caps...they were a buck a piece at the store, the caps would have cost half of what the whole project did :lol:
Might add them in the end if I can find cheaper ones.

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I bought extra insulation just in case since I was extended the original plans...if there is enough left over I''ll make a thread for a DIY pool noodle/foam insulation girlfriend
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Re: DIY PVC Guitar Stand

Postby mathias » Tue May 03, 2011 6:45 pm

I'm going to build something like this soon, but out of some furniture-grade pine I've got, and route the boards so they all fit together like a big puzzle. Glue, varnish, and viola! furniture!

You got the right thing for cutting PVC. Congrats! That'll save you a ton of time and make nice clean cuts.
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Re: DIY PVC Guitar Stand

Postby Gunner Recall » Tue May 03, 2011 10:37 pm

Update 2:

Pipe cut to length! You're right about the cutters mathias, they work great...I strongly suggest them to anyone looking to do this.

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Re: DIY PVC Guitar Stand

Postby Gunner Recall » Tue May 03, 2011 10:41 pm

Update 3:

Dry construction run. Just checking everything for fit.

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That's it for tonight...I glued up half of the base but got bored and gave it a rest :p
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Re: DIY PVC Guitar Stand

Postby Jero » Tue May 03, 2011 10:57 pm

Cool! I kind of want one, but at the same time I think a few single/double guitar ones would work better for me, than one big one.
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Re: DIY PVC Guitar Stand

Postby jfrey » Wed May 04, 2011 10:27 am

May need to do this, right now I'm putting 2 each on single guitar stands.
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Re: DIY PVC Guitar Stand

Postby Gunner Recall » Wed May 04, 2011 11:18 am

Cool, you guys should start one!
Back to the mines soon.

DIY tip: don't wipe your nose with pvc glue on your hand. Must have had a glob on the back of my hand that I didn't see.
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Re: DIY PVC Guitar Stand

Postby mathias » Wed May 04, 2011 11:26 am

Looking good!
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Re: DIY PVC Guitar Stand

Postby Gunner Recall » Wed May 04, 2011 3:33 pm

Day 2:

Glued up and padded:

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The extra 6foot section of insulation I bought came in handy, added some extra padding.
Sadly I only had about 3 or inches left over, not really enough for a poolnoodle girlfriend (or is it :surprise: )

Letting everything sit for a few hours before I toss any weight on it :thumb:
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Re: DIY PVC Guitar Stand

Postby Gunner Recall » Wed May 04, 2011 8:33 pm

Great success!

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Re: DIY PVC Guitar Stand

Postby Blackened Soul » Thu May 05, 2011 12:02 am

That is so cool.
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Re: DIY PVC Guitar Stand

Postby theavondon » Thu May 05, 2011 7:50 pm

If I didn't already have one of these in purchased metal form, I'd so do this.
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Re: DIY PVC Guitar Stand

Postby jfrey » Fri May 06, 2011 11:02 am

Next paycheck I'm going to do this. Will post pics after.
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Re: DIY PVC Guitar Stand

Postby eatyourguitar » Tue May 10, 2011 12:49 pm

I think thats cool that you did that but my only concern is how solid it is and the price. my gut tells me to do it out of wood or hang them all on the wall on individual hangars. I guess if you dont have tools than this is your only option. its gotta be over $50 total in pvc and stuff. thats about what it would cost me in wood.
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