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My Do-It-Yourself IKEA Pedalboard Build Thread

Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by Armchair Bronco, Mar 15, 2009.

  1. jjlikesguitar

    jjlikesguitar Tele-Meister

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    Oct 25, 2009
    Spike City, NL
    Me and my wife built my (second) IKEA Gorm pedalboard this week, inspired by Armchair Bronco's idea.

    I made a video tutorial while working on this project, it should be on YouTube somewhere next weekend.



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  2. Wrong-Note Rod

    Wrong-Note Rod Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Mar 4, 2009
    atlanta

    wow~ a 505II


    hard to find those things that are still working... I had three of them.

    none work now.
     

  3. nategrein4

    nategrein4 NEW MEMBER!

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    Aug 26, 2013
    Portland, OR
    This is great thanks!
     

  4. mhbmusic

    mhbmusic TDPRI Member

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    Jan 19, 2011
    Bethesda, MD
    Just wanted to share a picture of the finished board. [​IMG] [​IMG][​IMG]
     

  5. jmwreck

    jmwreck TDPRI Member

    35
    Mar 2, 2013
    Singapore
    here is my barebones Ikea Algot board.

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  6. dragonfly66

    dragonfly66 Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Jan 14, 2010
    USA
    Thanks for the inspiration!

    Here is my board. It was a fun project. I am glad now that my pedals are much easier to move around... in my home, I don't gig... for money.

    I had a bunch of pedals from lots of trades over the years. The problem is I never really use pedals so I went through all of the pedals I had and kept the ones I thought I might like and sold the others and bought some new ones. I still have more pedals than what is on this board, but these are the pick of the ones I kept and the ones I purchased. So now I'm getting into playing with pedals :D

    I took photos and documented my build at Flickr, http://www.flickr.com/photos/102898048@N08/sets/72157635775354025/.

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    ROW 1: OKKO Diablo Gain+, Trachouse Boost, Rothwell Love Squeeze, Korg PitchBlack, TC-Electronics Ditto, TC-Helicon Harmony Singer, VOX 487a Wah

    ROW 2: Tortuga Martini, SA Programmable EQ, Wampler Plexi-Drive, ZVEX Fat Fuzz Factory, EH Germanium Big Muff

    ROW 3: TC-Electronics Flashback X4, Hardwire Reverb, Hardwire Phaser, Joyo Flanger, Line 6 G50 Wireless receiver

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    Joyo Power Supply 2, T-Rex Fuel Tank Chameleon, Belkin surge protector, adapters for wall warts. All held on with Velcro. We will see if the Velcro holds up.
     
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2013

  7. jjlikesguitar

    jjlikesguitar Tele-Meister

    241
    Oct 25, 2009
    Spike City, NL
    So me and my wife built an IKEA pedalboard and made this cool tutorial video: http://youtu.be/FF0xJyS6eSc finally got around to editing it. Since I'm not very good at wood working, she did all the hard parts ;-)
     

  8. dragonfly66

    dragonfly66 Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Jan 14, 2010
    USA
    That was a great tutorial. I like the idea of taking it completely apart to make the spacing in between the boards bigger. I ended up doing what armchair did which was to create notches in the boards themselves. Definitely not as pretty, but I was happy to find out the notches are hidden once the pedals are in the board.

    I like that you also talked about planning the pedal board and planning the power needs, because those are definitely an important part of the process. I looked at many different build threads and videos before I started my project and yours has to be the most thorough and entertaining.
     

  9. k tone

    k tone Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 29, 2008
    Canada
    Nicely done video jj. I wonder whatever became of Armchair Bronco?
     

  10. xjazzy

    xjazzy Friend of Leo's

    Feb 17, 2007
    Portugal
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    From a GORM shelf!
     

  11. aintitthelife98

    aintitthelife98 TDPRI Member

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    Oct 8, 2013
    New Jersey
    Thanks so much to the OP for this thread. Here is my DIY board:

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  12. wtk0315

    wtk0315 Tele-Holic

    512
    Sep 21, 2013
    Houston area
    I love this thing. Now I want to build one a little smaller with fx loop jacks.
     

  13. go49ners

    go49ners Tele-Meister

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    Dec 13, 2010
    Lancaster, PA
    Posted mine a while back but finally cleaned it up after getting a new power supply instead of a daisy chain...

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  14. Nefariousparity

    Nefariousparity NEW MEMBER!

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    Nov 25, 2013
    Temecula, California
    DIY Pedal, No Ikea

    After researching for weeks, and following many of your guys's lead. I decided to get some tools out and build my own pedal board. Typically I have always been a bass player. In the current band I play in, I am in a guitar player. I am having fun exploring new sounds. The Vox is getting sent out soon to be heavily modified especially with a true by pass switch. This whole thing took me about a month to complete. And I am very pleased with the results and have learned a thing or two on the way! Thanks for watching. Wish I owned a compound miter as I did all of this with a circular saw.
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    Cut and put together, this board is constructed from pine. I was originally going to go with something fancier, however my father in law who is always the penny pincher was with me and said why not pine?
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    Here is a shot of it at band practice. First trial run, I initially did not even know how I wanted to setup the pedals. Glad I did a trial run.

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    First coat of Stain. I used wood conditioner first as it is pine. I also sanded all wood with 120 Grit sandpaper by hand.

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    First coat of polyurethane. Since I used a water based stain, I used a water based Poly. I used a synthetic fiber 3" Purdy brush to brush it on. In long strokes. I was very pleased with the poly.

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    Third coat of poly, looking good!
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    Put back together again! Wow looks so good! My son thought it was a slide.
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    Was in a hurry, but thanks for the inspiration guys! I am very satisfied with how this came out! If there was a IKEA near where I live I would have purchased the gorm.
     

  15. jmwreck

    jmwreck TDPRI Member

    35
    Mar 2, 2013
    Singapore
    My practice rig, made from an Ikea board with an Ikea drawer mat
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  16. stantonmanton

    stantonmanton Tele-Meister

    253
    Oct 19, 2012
    Lafayette, LA
    Quick question: Should I stain my wood for the GORM board before or after I assemble it?

    (Prob a stupid questions but I am a woodworking noob)
     

  17. czech-one-2

    czech-one-2 Friend of Leo's

    Oct 3, 2008
    Prague
    ^ A painter would stain/finish before assembly ( I was one for 20years ;-)
     

  18. doctor_capleson

    doctor_capleson Tele-Meister

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    329
    Feb 4, 2014
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
    I built a GORM board, but did not cut down the shelf at all; I need all the space I can get.

    It's a good design, although I worry that one of these days I'll stomp right through it if I press down extra enthusiastically.
     

  19. jmcfender1

    jmcfender1 Tele-Holic

    869
    May 6, 2011
    Appalachian Mtns
    a tobacco stick board…finished it about two weeks ago.

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    working on a smaller one too:
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