DIY Guitar Stand Stool

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woodshopdiaries added on 5/16/2020

Don't just build a guitar stand. Build a guitar stand, stool, and shelf combo! Create your own little music corner with this project--a stool to sit and play on, a stand to store your instrument and a shelf to hold your music books. This is the perfect scrap wood project for your hobby room!


Follow the steps below to complete this project.


Cut Plywood Pieces

Cut plywood pieces according to the cut list. Feel free to use scraps for this project. However, if you don't have scraps, you can build this from a quarter sheet of plywood by cutting like the diagram shown here. I recommend using a circular saw and saw guide (like the Kreg Accu-Cut) or a table saw.


Assemble Stool Body

Drill 3/4" pocket holes along the top edge of the stool sides and attach to the stool top piece using 1 1/4" pocket hole screws like shown.


Add Seat Support and Shelf

Install seat support and shelf like shown using 3/4" pocket holes and 1 1/4" pocket hole screws. You can place the shelf as high or as low as you wish. I placed mine 2" from the bottom and centered it front to back.


Add Guitar Stand to Stool

Attach the guitar stand section to the stool like shown using 3/4" pocket holes and 1 1/4" pocket hole screws.


Add Blocks to Prevent Rolling

Cut two pieces of scrap plywood and attach into the front and back edges of the guitar stand bottom like shown using 1 1/4" wood screws. This is to prevent the guitar from rocking front to back when placed in the stand. I cut my pieces 2 1/2" wide and 6" long, but you can play with the sizes to suit your own needs with your own guitar. Add felt or padding to these pieces if desired to prevent any scratches to your guitar.



Finish as desired and start playing! Head to the extras tab to watch the video tutorial before beginning.

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Materials Required:

Wood Products:

(1) 3/4" Thick, Quarter Sheet, Plywood  


(16) 1 1/4" pocket hole screws  
(4) 1 1/4" wood screws  

Parts/Cut List:

(2) Stool Sides, 3/4" x 12" x 20"  
(1) Top, 3/4" x 12" x 16"  
(1) Seat Support, 3/4" x 2 1/2" x 14 1/2"  
(1) Shelf, 3/4" x 6" x 14 1/2"  
(2) Guitar Stand Pieces, 3/4" x 6" x 12"  
(2) Scrap Blocks, 3/4" x 2 1/2" x 6"  

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