I was asked to make a pedal board and without knowing much about pedals let alone pedal boards I had some research to do. I looked online at some different designs and decided to make it out of a couple different hardwoods with hand-cut dovetails, so I looked around my shop and landed on a walnut and maple combo… then I got to thinking I wanted this to be made from readily available materials for most everyone. That’s when I remembered I wanted to try something and incorporate the ply look that the Purebond Plywood provided with their hardwood ply’s. I love how the ply’s look with the different colors of wood. The Purebond Plywood is also a good choice because of it being eco-friendly (formaldehyde free) and it’s made here in the U.S. I had someone on Instagram ask me if I had good luck with the Purebond Plywood and basically I said I like it and right now it’s my choice of plywood.
My thought process on this project was to keep it simple and effective. One thing I had to keep in mind was the cable management required on a pedal board. Most boards have the same overall design and this one is no different. I did take a little bit different approach by only using easily accessible materials and not using any metal fastners. The whole thing is held together with wood glue and 1/4″ wooden dowel rods. Actually, there are four screws in this board, but they are used to hold the rubber feet in place on the bottom. The rubber feet provides two things… number one is to keep it from sliding around and number two is to raise it up off the floor so that cables can potentially exit anywhere around the perimeter of the board.
In my opinion, I think the board turned out great and I really love how the wood ply’s played into the design. I think I will keep that in mind for future projects. What do you think? Do you like it or not? Leave me a comment below with your thoughts.
I would love for you to check out the plans for this pedal board. You can get the plans here.
Tools used in this project (clickable links below):
Table saw – http://amzn.to/2m7SEuX
Circular saw (alternative to table saw) – http://amzn.to/2mXzhaQ
Kreg Jig (alternative joinery) – http://amzn.to/2lN6Qc3
Cut off saw – http://amzn.to/2ruDvt1
Engineer square 2” – http://amzn.to/2rMiNRV
Combination square – http://amzn.to/2mQakh3
Glu-Bot – http://amzn.to/2mXwChw
Drill – http://amzn.to/2mpo4zg
Forstner bits – http://amzn.to/2lsoOnZ
Polycrylic (finish) – http://amzn.to/2qdj7I8
Sander – http://amzn.to/2rJIZgu
See more tools we use: http://www.stoneandsons.net/tools