Four Stringed Things

A couple of ukelele-type instruments

Dorm Chair Mandolele

A while ago I spotted a broken oak chair in the basement.  I scavenged it, and in a one-night extravaganza of poor craftspersonship, I put this together:

The plan was to have eight strings, but I ran out at five.  Oh well, I’ll finish it another night.  The resonator is a popcorn tin, the neck is from the chair.  Tuners are storebought.  The frets are arranged chromatically, glued on with cyanoacrylate for quick assembly.

Ukulele

Full build log here