View Full Version : The Home Depot Travel Ukulele

07-20-2010, 05:43 PM
My wife and kids were out of town for the week, so I had the whole house to myself. I decided to make a ukulele from parts from the local Home Depot, plus some loose parts from other projects. My tool selection is pretty limited, so I had to use common tools The result looks like a union of a Risa Uke Stick and Bamm-Bamm's club.

Here is a video:


Mr Bill
07-20-2010, 06:05 PM
Hi Daniel,

Crafty indeed, good job
Thanks for sharing,
I just might give it a go myself.


07-20-2010, 06:32 PM
Not bad for a quick build. I'm impressed. Any more details on the construction (i.e.: installing frets)?


07-21-2010, 02:09 AM
Very cool, and I love the title of the thread. I amazed at the volume you got without a soundboard.

07-21-2010, 03:56 AM
I installed the frets with a hand saw and a hammer, using a soprano ukulele as a guide. What other questions did you have?

07-21-2010, 05:05 AM
Your photos on the YT video make most of it self explanatory, but I am having trouble figuring out where you used the springs you mention.

07-21-2010, 07:55 AM
The springs are on the screws that connect the the door handle to the "L" shaped piece of aluminum.