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KevinTJH
03-04-2017, 07:38 PM
I've got 5 ukuleles at the moment and I'd like to store them/display them just like I do with my guitars as neatly and conveniently as possible.

Here's a guitar rack:
http://cachepe.zzounds.com/media/quality,85/brand,zzounds/fit,400by400/p17242h-1b31c0322f838ad0886eeca4320cf4ce.jpg

I'm surprised no one has designed or mass produced racks for ukuleles as well.

Any suggestions?


Cheers!

spongeuke
03-04-2017, 07:59 PM
I've used a light weight curtain rod brackets and a suitable length wooden dowel. Works with friction tuners.

JackLuis
03-04-2017, 08:54 PM
Small PVC pipe is available from Home depot. Probably don't even need glue.

Patrick Madsen
03-04-2017, 08:54 PM
I used PVC wrapped in plumbers pipe insulation. Works great and looks much like the one you have posted. I think it cost me around 9 dollars to make and holds 6 or seven ukes in their cases or out.

Doctroid
03-05-2017, 02:33 AM
Check out my instructable https://www.instructables.com/id/PVC-Multi-Ukulele-Stand/

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vinceherman
03-05-2017, 02:45 AM
I bought a second hand curio cabinet to display/store my collection.
This lets me add humidity control.

UkerDanno
03-05-2017, 03:02 AM
Check out my instructable https://www.instructables.com/id/PVC-Multi-Ukulele-Stand/

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Excellent! :shaka:

kohanmike
03-05-2017, 05:05 AM
I converted a bookshelf to a humidity controlled display case. Someone recently posted a circular rack like used in music stores.

http://www.kohanmike.com/uploads/Shelf w Godin 1024.jpg

Doctroid
03-05-2017, 07:35 AM
I converted a bookshelf to a humidity controlled display case.
What's the humidifier there?

Django
03-05-2017, 08:39 AM
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Living in New Hampshire it would not be a good idea for me to display solid wood instruments in a rack, and I hate to have all of those cases lying around. One case is an old clock and the other is a book case. Both over 100 years old. Both have had the glass replaced with UV filtering acrylic. They are both on inside walls and neither receives direct sunlight. Humidity is controlled with small open containers of distilled water during the winter, and naturally in the summer, (a real wood case is very good at self regulating humidity). It also keeps the dust and dogs away.

I have posted these before, but it seems to be relevant, so here they are again. It works for me.

hoosierhiver
03-05-2017, 12:20 PM
String Swing will make you a rack to your specs.
https://www.stringswing.com/category/products/floor-display-fixtures/store-racks

kohanmike
03-05-2017, 04:26 PM
What's the humidifier there?

I lined the seams all around the inside with weather insulating tape and have two trays of water on the lower shelf (only had one in there when I shot the photo) with lids that I slide open or closed as needed according to the two hygrometers in there, a digital and an analog.

I also bought a guitar hanging system online on which I hang my bass ukes and mini bass guitars.

http://www.kohanmike.com/uploads/New bass racks 800.jpg

wildfire070
03-06-2017, 03:12 PM
Mine are all in their cases but I found a shelf to store them on.

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Gammo
03-06-2017, 04:03 PM
Looking at these pics is really firing my UAS up.

vegasuke
03-06-2017, 06:28 PM
Great display ideas!

Xtradust
03-07-2017, 04:13 AM
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Living in New Hampshire it would not be a good idea for me to display solid wood instruments in a rack, and I hate to have all of those cases lying around. One case is an old clock and the other is a book case. Both over 100 years old. Both have had the glass replaced with UV filtering acrylic. They are both on inside walls and neither receives direct sunlight. Humidity is controlled with small open containers of distilled water during the winter, and naturally in the summer, (a real wood case is very good at self regulating humidity). It also keeps the dust and dogs away.

I have posted these before, but it seems to be relevant, so here they are again. It works for me.

Those cases are amazing! Especially the one made from the clock! Wow. Great job!

Rob Uker
03-07-2017, 07:14 AM
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This was very simple and cheap to build and it will be easy to add onto.

KevinTJH
03-07-2017, 12:35 PM
Check out my instructable https://www.instructables.com/id/PVC-Multi-Ukulele-Stand/

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That is just superb! Perfect for what I'm looking for!

I can't do any wall mounted hooks (although that would be nice), because I am still renting a property and will likely be moving in the next couple of months.



Thanks for all the ideas, guys!

Ivan M
03-07-2017, 03:14 PM
Mine are all in their cases but I found a shelf to store them on.

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Which Uke came in that Rectangular tweed case? Thanks in advance.

wildfire070
03-07-2017, 03:42 PM
I bought that case separately but the uke I have in there right now is my Asturias

FretBuzz
03-13-2017, 12:49 AM
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Living in New Hampshire it would not be a good idea for me to display solid wood instruments in a rack, and I hate to have all of those cases lying around. One case is an old clock and the other is a book case. Both over 100 years old. Both have had the glass replaced with UV filtering acrylic. They are both on inside walls and neither receives direct sunlight. Humidity is controlled with small open containers of distilled water during the winter, and naturally in the summer, (a real wood case is very good at self regulating humidity). It also keeps the dust and dogs away.

I have posted these before, but it seems to be relevant, so here they are again. It works for me.

That book case display is awesome! Thanks for the idea. Only have one uke at the moment and soon to have a second. But as the herd grows I'm totally going to keep this in mind. Love the look!

Django
03-15-2017, 01:59 PM
That book case display is awesome! Thanks for the idea. Only have one uke at the moment and soon to have a second. But as the herd grows I'm totally going to keep this in mind. Love the look!

Thanks. It was my wife's idea to be able to see them. I think that she was right.