It’s no secret that I have more than one person’s share of guitars. When I started getting close to finishing my new home recording studio, it was apparent that I needed them on the wall instead of losing all the floor space for the floor stands I have. You can buy decent guitar wall hangers for $7-10 each, but when you need 18 that gets spendy.
I did some looking around and saw some plans on Instructibles for making guitar hangers and figured I could do it just a little better.
The first part was finding a better way to mount them than a half cut piece of dowel rod. I decided to go with a pre-made trim piece you can get at Lowes for $1.88. It’s already routed and has a nice edge, white and just needs to be painted.
First I marked a center line on all of them, then I evenly measured out for 3 holes, two to mount it to the wall, and one for the hanger.
Once all 18 were marked, I went outside with my drill, two drill bits and a counter sink bit so I could make the holes and sink the screw holes so they screwed in flush.
Once I had them all drilled I laid them out and painted them all black to match the theme I have going in the studio. After that, it’s just a matter of screwing in the hanger itself, and then measuring and putting the sheetrock anchors in the wall.
All you need to build and hang them are:
- Super Hangers, Ace Hardware, $2.00 each.
- Trim Wall Plates, Lowes, $1.88 each
- Spray Paint to paint them, $4.
- Metal Sheetrock Anchors, $16/50ct. Holds 50lbs.
- 1/8” Drill Bit
- 1/4” Drill Bit
- Counter Sink Drill Bit