Build a Musical Keyboard Stand in 5 Steps Build a Musical Keyboard Stand in 5 Steps

What You'll Need
Drill With Drill Bits
Screws
1-2 flat shelves or boards (measure width of keyboard for right size)
4 2x2 boards cut to desired height
4 1 x 5/8 corner braces to reinforce the legs to the underside of the top
Tape Measure
Paint or Stain (optional)

If you are the creative type and like to do things for yourself, here are directions on how to build a musical keyboard stand in 5 easy steps.  This will be for a very basic model with suggestions at the end for adding some cool extras.  This type of keyboard stand is stationary, which isn’t helpful when you need a portable version, but would work well in a studio.

Step 1-Measure Your Keyboard

Measure your keyboard to make sure you buy the appropriate size flat board.  If you want to add a second layer to your keyboard stand, be sure to buy two.  Free floating wall shelves make great flat board and come in different colors and different types of wood also.  You will want a very sturdy wood, such as white oak or maple.

Step 2-Paint or Stain the Wood

Use this step to do any staining or painting to the wood that you want to do.  Allow plenty of time for it to dry before beginning to work on the keyboard.  This step is completely optional, depending on how basic or fancy you would like your stand to be.

Step 3-Measure and Attach Braces

Start by measuring and marking where you will be screwing in your braces, making sure they will be evenly placed on all corners.  With your flat board upside down, attach the corner braces with your drill and screws to the bottom of the board. 

Step 4-Attach Leg Pieces

Attach the leg pieces to the braces, again being sure to be precise so the unit is able hold the keyboard.  The measurements for the leg pieces are a standard size but the beauty of this project is that it is yours.  So, if the length simply doesn’t work for you because of your stature, change it to whatever does work for you. 

Step  5-Extras 

This is a very simple and inexpensive do-it-yourself project and the great thing is that you can expand on it as much as you want to.  You can add extra reinforcement to the legs by putting runners on the top as well as the bottom.  You can even add cross bars to the legs with a little extra effort. 

You can add another level to the top for another keyboard or speakers, or whatever you desire.  All you need to do is add side boards with brackets to attach the top board to. 

Another fun thing to do is to make box shelves to hold the board shelf which would allow for storage of other equipment, which would be an even better fit for a music studio. 

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