So, you’re a guitarist right? That probably means you have at least a couple of effects pedals. Sure it’s simple enough to pack and unpack, plug and unplug each time you use them, but wouldn’t it be great if you just didn’t have to? That’s where a pedalboard comes in! If you aren’t familiar with pedalboards, their primary purpose is to provide a box where all of your pedals can live, always connected and ready to be plugged into.

You can buy pedalboards at just about any musical instrument store, but good-looking and long-lasting ones can come with a hefty price tag. If you have access to woodworking tools and few spare hours, you can make your own pedalboard for a fraction of the price.

Over at Instructables, Mitch of MadeByMitch made a gorgeous walnut pedalboard for a friend. He started with a box-jointed frame, then used plywood for the top an bottom.

Madebymitch | Instructables

The top was covered with pedal carpet, which allowed the pedals to stick to it using only velcro. After installing to cabling and running the rest of the electronics, he finished off the design with a magnetic lock system to hold the lid closed.

Madebymitch | Instructables

All-in-all, Mitch’s project seems like a huge success. It’s functional, beautiful, and most importantly, home-made. Head on over to his tutorial page on Instructables to see exactly how he did it.