String Swing CC29 Guitar Case Racks
There has always been a guitar or two in the living room, but since we moved into the new house, the pile has grown and grown. I have been looking for a way to get the clutter more organized and two String Swing Guitar Case Racks made a big difference.
This is what’s in the box, just wood, screws and glue to assemble the racks.
The hardware pack included 12 wood screws, 2 bolts, 2 brass washers, 2 wing nuts and a tube of Gorilla Glue.
These are the instructions it came with. It looks really straight forward and it was as easy to assemble as it looks.
This is the first step. 1) Use a Phillips screwdriver to attach the B pieces to the A pieces using the pre-drilled holes. Be sure to keep the T-nut flange facing outward as shown in the picture above.
First Apply a thin line of glue from hole to hole on one side of the contact surface of parts A & C, shown in steps 1, 2 & 3.
Gorilla Glue is water activated. So first Cliff dampened the area to be glued.
The water activated polyurethane formula expands into materials to form an incredibly strong bond to virtually anything, making Gorilla Glue your solution for almost any project or repair.
Then he put a line of glue from hole to hole.
Cliff screwed the two bottom pieces onto the front bar with the flange facing out.
The next stem is 2) Attach the D pieces to the bottom end of the C pieces using the pre-drilled holes. Be sure to keep the larger, beveled bottom hole facing outward as shown in the picture above.
Damp the connection points.
Applying the Gorilla Glue.
Srewing the top and bottom back pieces to the ends of the side pieces.
Be sure to keep the larger, beveled bottom hole facing outward.
OK, so he did this out of order. He attached both top and bottom to each side. But it came out the same.
At this point he wiped down where the Gorilla Glue had foamed out at all the connections.
Next 4) Attach the assembled top unit to the assembled bottom unit using the provided bolts as shown above.
*Make sure horizontal brace bars are facing out back of rack
Push the bolt through both holes.
Put on the washer and wingnut. On both sides, of course.
And here is the completed rack. It took less than half an hour to assemble, including time looking for a lost screw. The wingnuts can be loosened to fold the rack.
Here it is filled with guitars (and a banjo). It holds five on one rack and six on the other, depending on how thick the cases are.
The wood is beautifully finished. I’m really happy with them. They are available in two finishes, Black Walnut and Ash. This is Ash. Either finish would have done. Ash was less expensive.
Cliff has talked about building shelves to hold his guitars for years. He had converted metal storage racks to hold guitars in his office/workshop before we moved. But, this works and looks way better. It probably didn’t cost any more than buying wood and hardware.
I would like to find some way to add casters to them so I can roll them out to vacuum.
String Swing makes all kinds of displays and organizers for musical equipment.