My husband's a music teacher and I had to build him this for our fifth wedding anniversary! I was looking and thinking about what to get him for a long time...then, I looked up what the "traditional" gift is for the 5 year mark. Wahoo, wood! Since I started dabbling into making things after discovering Ana's site last Fall, I thought, well no problem! Ha! Well, I had 2 evenings to build this thing with 2 toddlers helping me :-). I used the base of the stand from the plan for the Coat Tree. Then, I designed the top using the letters "R" & "R" for RoRo (what I call my Hubby). The top was cut using a jigsaw. Everything else, either a mitre or circular saw. The hardest part was affixing the top to the stand. Argh! Angles, drilling, messing up, argh! Somehow, it's put together and holding up, lol! Might I mention that when I first started building things, my hubby's first request was for a music stand. Well, there you go RoRo! Happy Anniversary!
Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Time Investment
Day Project (6-9 Hours)
Type of Wood
scrap 2x2s, thin sheet of plywood (unsure thickness), mdf board
rich cherry stain after sanding and using steel wool for smoothing out after the stain
Recommended Skill Level