Daily Photo – Flute Tree

Flute Tree

I have been wanting a flute stand for a while now that I have four flutes.

They have been laying around on the desk, table, pile of books and wherever I put them down once I’ve finished playing.

Depending on my mood will depend on which flute to play but first I have to hunt for it.

So, I decided to take the matter into my own hands.

I wanted something natural, not plastic or manufactured.

Seeing one make of dowels and a wooden base like a paper towel holder I was inspired.

Had the dowel.

Had the base.

But then there were tools involved and that meant I needed to access the garage.

Forbidden territory unless invited.

Thinking some more I came up with a new plan.

We had previously cut down some trees so I went searching amongst the branches.

Using the pruning shears I cut off a few choice limbs that I thought might work.

I found a piece of metal that looked like it could be used as a stand and started to assemble it.

After a few tries, I finally came up with this configuration then I brought out my flutes to give it a try.

I had to trim a few and take some buds off the branches but overall it works really well.

And… I have room for one more flute.

The stand was looking a little rusty so I sanded it down and put a coat of rustoleum on it.

I might change out the stand for a block of wood and drill a hole in the centre to put the branch in, but that requires tools, so who knows when that will happen.

Now, when I want to play the flute I know exactly where they are and which one I want to play.

Life is good.


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