Make Your Own 2x4 Xylophone

Make Your Own 2x4 Xylophone

Tammy Everts
Mar 29, 2010

I've seen large-scale xylophones similar to this one at a couple of kid venues, and funnily, despite my stated penchant for large, noise-making doodads, it's never occurred to me to try to build one. That is, until this Instructables how-to came along.

Says Instructables member dirtydiaperchanger, who guesstimated these plans after seeing a similar xylophone at a children's museum: "This project consists of three 2x4x8' kiln-dried lengths of lumber (don't use pressure treated... bad for kids), about 15 feet of rope, some staples and a wooden dowel. The total cost is under $10 and it can be made start to finish, including clean up, in about an hour. I made this for free from scraps I had on hand."

See the detailed tutorial here.

Images: Instructables member dirtydiaperchanger

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