DIY Guitar Wall Hanger

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Since completing basement renovations we have pretty much decorated all the walls, but there was one left entirely blank. The wall is covered with a faux brick/stone veneer which was installed by the previous owner. We thought it looked cool and painted it white to give it a modern look. 

I have always wanted to hang my guitars/ukuleles on the wall. Being in the basement the exterior walls are the concrete foundation. Thus conventional attachment of the wall mounts available online wasn't going to be as easy. I needed a way to attach multiple hangers on an extremely uneven and difficult surface. I ended up with the idea of mounting a 2X6 to the wall with Tapcon concrete anchors. Once screwed to the wall I attached the guitar hangers to the 2X6.

A plain pine board screwed to the wall wasn't going to be very attractive. The board painted white would have just blended in. To make it stand out I mitered the corners and cut two dados along the board roughly a third of the way in from each edge.

Once I finished cutting with the table saw I got out a torch. Burning the wood brought out the grain and ended up looking really cool! (Also made me and the garage stink like a campfire.) 

Finally, added a white wash finish by applying multiple coats of paint and wiping between layers allowing a few minutes of dry time. 

Post Torching!
White Wash Application

Finished Product, Result!


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