Description: After seeing anotherhack on this site where someone made a guitar out of a wooden cutting board, I decided to try it for myself. They don’t carry that cutting board at Ikea anymore, but I did find two NUMERAR wooden countertops in the scratch ‘n’ dent section for $10 each instead of about $90 each.
I reused the necks from two guitars belonging to myself and a friend. I topped mine with a Brazilian rosewood veneer and his with something called “wormy ambrosia maple.”
All together it took about 6 months to do both guitars, as much because of procrastination as anything. I’m happy with how they turned out, but it was a lot of work and I don’t think I’ll be building anything else for a while.
Jules Yap started IKEAHackers.net in 2006 as a personal blog to showcase the most impressive IKEA hacks from all over the world. Since then, she has learned a lot more about power tools and DIY. Her site has helped thousands modify IKEA furniture with step-by-step tutorials, craft projects and home styling.