DIY Guitar Rack
Are you musical? I always wished I had learned to play ANY instrument, however I did not and I definitely am not the best singer. So I did the next best thing and married a very musical man. That being said he does have quite a few guitars that were just sitting in their cases. So we came up with a guitar rack to organize his collection and show it off at the same time. WIN WIN he gets a new piece and I get to hear him play more!
This guitar rack is not difficult to make at all and can be finished in a few hours.
► Drill / driver
► Jig Saw
► 2.5in. Screws
► Measuring tape
► 3 – 6ft 2x4s
► 1 – 6ft 2×6
► Stain or Paint of your choice
► Polyurethane / clear coating
► Felt with stick backing
► 1.5in. Plumbing tube insulation
► 1.5in. Drill bit
2×4: 2 – 34″ 2 – 26.5″ 2 – 15.5″ 1 – 31″
2×6: 1 – 34″
- Create a rectangle with the 2×6, 1 – 34″ 2×4, and the 2 – 15.5″ 2x4s
- Take the 2 – 26.5″ 2x4s and attach them to the rectangle inner corners against the 2×6 as seen below.
- Take the second 34″ 2×4 and attach it to the top of the standing 2x4s
- Using the last 31″ 2×4 and measure 6 inches from the bottom 2×4 and place the last 32″ 2×4 inside the rectangle
- Now you will need to measure out how far apart you would like each of the guitar handles on the top board. Measures 3″ from the end and draw a line then measure 1.5″ from that line and this will be the first opening
- From that line measure 2.5″ and put another line then measure another 1.5″. Repeat till you create 5 openings.
- Removing the top board from the piece so you can drill the holes easily. Using the 1.5″ circular drill bit drill a hole at every 1.5″ opening you drew.
- Reconnect the top board to the rack. Using a jig saw cut the wood to make 5 U shaped openings
- Using a sander sand the entire piece so that it feels smooth
- Paint or stain the piece the color you prefer. Once dry add a protectant clear coat
- Now we are going to add some cushioning so that the guitars are not just leaning on wood. take the top 2×4 that you made the U shaped holes in and also grab the felt. place the wood on the felt and measure the depth so that you can use the felt the correct width.
- Once you have your felt strip place it into the U shaped opening and cut it at the correct length. After it is measured out cut it and peel the backing off so that you can stick it to the wood
- Repeat on all 5 openings and reconnect it to the bottom portion of the rack
- Now get the plumbing tube insulation. Measure to the front bottom 2×4 and to the second inner 2×4 cut and peel and stick them to the rack