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anaka
06-20-2009, 01:35 AM
Hey UUers!

Episode 50! Featuring an $8 multiple-ukulele wall hanger, Aldrine using power tools, and the tiniest screwdriver known to man.

Uke Minutes 50 - DIY Ukulele Wall Hanger (http://ukuleleunderground.com/2009/06/20/uke-minutes-50-diy-cheap-ukulele-wall-hanger/)

We know that there are tons of people on this forum who have mad skills when it comes to woodworking, so I'm sure we will see some awesome, much better versions of this wall hanger. But for those of you who are less than handy (like Aldrine), was this lesson helpful? clear? easy-to-follow? at all interesting?

Post your comments, complaints, DIY wall hanger pics, cheap studfinder alternatives, and/or words of encouragement below!

ukulele2544
06-20-2009, 01:48 AM
Another great uke minutes!

Fred Miu
06-20-2009, 01:49 AM
wow. i think imma do this. awesome uke mins guys.

davoomac
06-20-2009, 03:15 AM
Aldrine looks pretty handy in that video! how many takes did you have to do? haha

Awesome DIY how to vid guys. This is definitely on my to do list!

specialmike
06-20-2009, 06:03 AM
Really cool idea and very efficient. I work at a home improvement store, while in college, so this is really interesting. But ... I wouldn't put my LeeLa on there out of fear of her falling. So... that just means I'll have to buy more ukuleles so that I can put them on the wall for decoration :smileybounce:

wickedwahine11
06-20-2009, 06:45 AM
I'm impressed. Of course, I lack the home improvement tool skills to pull this off, so I went with the cheater's method and bought individual wall hangers. Oh well, at least Leilani, Pele and Waimea are on Hawaiian themed hangers.
http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=384&pictureid=2333

AnnaUK
06-20-2009, 07:50 AM
Aldrine's version is way better than mine. His looks very tidy. I bought a 5-pack of tool hangers from Poundland and put them straight onto the wall (not a stud wall of course) and then stuck foam on them. But they look a bit of a mess. I'll have to raise my game and tidy them up now.

I'm going to have to do a Version 2 soon as I'm running out of floor space for more guitar stands(!)

This is my attempt:
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Fred Miu
06-20-2009, 07:57 AM
http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=384&pictureid=2333

WOW thats pretty good brah. both are really great ideas. im diggin' the theme of yours.



This is my attempt:
1777

for a very cheap way and method, as long as it works for you, its fine.
i probably would have done very similar to the same.

haole
06-20-2009, 08:07 AM
I would totally do this if my walls weren't all at 45 degree angles in my room. :( Right now I have a baritone dangling in midair, a Flea standing on my desk, and two sopranos out on my couch.
Aldrine, you should've pointed the stud finder at yourself and said "found it!"

specialmike
06-20-2009, 08:10 AM
I would totally do this if my walls weren't all at 45 degree angles in my room. :( Right now I have a baritone dangling in midair, a Flea standing on my desk, and two sopranos out on my couch.
Aldrine, you should've pointed the stud finder at yourself and said "found it!"

You can still make one like that. Instead, you're going to have to find angled hangers. If you can't find them, you can probably bend the ones you buy, or make your own hangers out of some cheap project board.

russ_buss
06-20-2009, 08:57 AM
great "uke minutes" guys. cheap and effective!


flip flops and power tools. a woodshop teacher's nightmare.:)

HaileISela
06-20-2009, 01:27 PM
really nice episode. I'm going to do that in my new home in Berlin... I will have a huge wall with place for all my Ukes and other instruments

khrome
06-20-2009, 01:48 PM
Aldrine + power tools = SEXAY.

Cool DIY wall hanger!

Pharmaceutical.Bandit
06-20-2009, 10:58 PM
i actually made wall hangers about 3 weeks ago.

i practically did the same method except instead of one long piece of wood, i used those door trim corner blocks.

hooks at home depot were about $1.50 a pop where im from, and each of the corner blocks were also about $1.50.

i didnt want to drill again through the blocks of wood to hang em, so i made tabs that were screwed onto the blocks and then those were the mounting points for attaching to the wall. i made the tabs out of old keycards.

this is the finished product.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v232/xwhoopax/IMG_2558.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v232/xwhoopax/IMG_2559.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v232/xwhoopax/IMG_2560.jpg

http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/65/l_37e07e8d3ad34250bcdf0f5a601eb531.jpg

pink flamingo
06-20-2009, 11:52 PM
when it comes to power tools I think I own a nail file.
How realistic are my chances of realizing a ukulele wall hanger?

experimentjon
06-23-2009, 11:21 AM
Man, I wanted to try this, but i couldn't find any hangers at City Mill or Home Depot in Honolulu. Raawrrr...I'll go again...maybe today...maybe tomorrow...maybe this weekend depends when I feel like slogging through traffic to get there.

mrUKETOBER
06-23-2009, 04:22 PM
i did it and it works and looks great ! i dont have a uke to hang on it at the moment .. but i will soon! so ill take a pic ! :D lol i wish u could mix em up and do guitar and uke hangers on one wall hanger.. thatd be sick

experimentjon
06-23-2009, 08:03 PM
i did it and it works and looks great ! i dont have a uke to hang on it at the moment .. but i will soon! so ill take a pic ! :D lol i wish u could mix em up and do guitar and uke hangers on one wall hanger.. thatd be sick

I can't see why you cant. That's what I'm going to do. I'm going to make 3 hangers with spacing appropriate for guitar/bass then with whatever room I have, make uke spacing between the remaining hangers.

anaka
06-23-2009, 10:03 PM
Man, I wanted to try this, but i couldn't find any hangers at City Mill or Home Depot in Honolulu. Raawrrr...I'll go again...maybe today...maybe tomorrow...maybe this weekend depends when I feel like slogging through traffic to get there.

For the episode, we actually found those red hooks at K-Mart (near the tools and auto section). Aldrine said "hardware store" because it sounded better than "K-Mart". :D

khrome
06-24-2009, 02:08 PM
i did it and it works and looks great ! i dont have a uke to hang on it at the moment ..

Hang shamwows on it :D

yomommaslover
06-29-2009, 10:57 PM
haha it really works less then 10 bucks and an idiot like me who really doesnt work with power tools or own any it was a really easy and fun project! haha as you'll probably notice by the pics! haha
tell me what you guys think! haha
http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r218/Joshwaaa89/IMG00154.jpg
http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r218/Joshwaaa89/IMG00153.jpg

ukulele2544
06-29-2009, 10:59 PM
haha it really works less then 10 bucks and an idiot like me who really doesnt work with power tools or own any it was a really easy and fun project! haha as you'll probably notice by the pics! haha
tell me what you guys think! haha
http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r218/Joshwaaa89/IMG00154.jpg
http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r218/Joshwaaa89/IMG00153.jpg

Wow:eek:

Great job!!

poppi
08-10-2009, 07:03 PM
Thanks what a cheap and fast way to put up multi. hangers for your uke's.
Also your web site is great , mahalo plenty:shaka:

Hobgoblin Steve
09-25-2009, 02:07 PM
so has anyone found any hooks large enough to hold a fat necked acoustic (Gibson for example)? I found alot of those smaller hooks, which are fine for ukes, (I made a couple already, one with 2 hooks, another with 2 , and I want to make another with 2, but for guitars) and bought them, but for a guitar you need at least 3" of space between the forks.
any ideas?