That’s my mountain dulcimer taking up seat number 5… šŸ™‚   I saw several DIY PVC guitar racks being talked about online, and the one thing I noticed, besides that they’re ugly, is they really minimize the space they take up. We have 5 ukes, and a banjolele, though one uke is of the flying V body style so it won’t work in this, and while I have nice, pretty wooden stands, they take up quite a bit of space. And today I really wanted to build something, so here’s what I did. Approximate Finished Dimensions 18″ high x 28″ wide x 16.5″ deep Purchase List 2 x 10′ 1/2″ PVC pipe ($4.16) 14 1/2″ PVC pipe T fittings ($4.76) 6 1/2″ PVC pipe caps ($1.38) 11Ā 1/2″ PVC pipe 90Ā° elbows ($4.40) pipe cutting tool ($7) glue (optional and I only used to to glue the main sections togetherĀ in case I want to disassemble it in the futureand store it flat) ($6) How to Prepare You will need to do a lot of cutting. Here’s the breakdown of how many, how long. I only used 15′ of the pipe total. 5 x 1.75″ 7Ā x 3″ 10 x 4″ 6Ā xRead the rest…

I know, do I need a new ukulele when technically I can’t play the one I have yet? Probably not, but when I saw this DIY kit I had to order it. Its not full on build it yourself- the uke body is already together and really you just pin/glue/screw a few pieces in place and bob’s yer uncle. It took about 30 minutes to assemble and another twn minutes to string and tune, once I realized I had done some of the assembly wrong. Anyway, I started out with a nice plain paint job and it quickly turned into this. It’s loud, but honestly it doesn’t sound as nice as my tenor does. There’s a big difference in price though between them, and quality. But it was still a super fun little project and I’d say worth the $40! Looks like I’ll have to build a new ukulele stand too!Read the rest…

So back about 6 months ago, I was super excited to purchase and hopefully learn to play the ukulele. I bought one, loved it, but wasn’t so great about practicing. Then a few weeks back, I joined Ukulele UndergroundĀ and I found this. Plans to build your own ukulele stand, this one already sized perfectly for a tenor uke, which is what I have. All I needed was a piece of wood for the base, a 1″ thick wooden dowel at least 22″ long, some felt, some screws, and some metal hooks sold at Walmart to act as the brackets. I was super tight on money but really wanted to do this, so I improvised a bit. The wooden plaque I bought from Michael’s, with a 50% off coupon for $1.90. The felt I already had on hand, thanks to getting sent the wrong item when I ordered fabric ages ago. Wood stain and E6000 I had on hand. The dowel was the most expensive piece at about $4.50 for a 48″ length, and the screws were about a dollar for a package of 8. The hooks/brackets I made myself out of polymer clay, then cast them in resin which IRead the rest…