Display your musical nature with one of these earthy, magical stands! Made from recycled trimmed or storm-downed tree branches, Merlin's Music Stands are a natural wood art that is also sturdy enough to be used to hold your music, instruments, or even framed pictures and other interior decorations. Each piece is signed and numbered, and is a one-of-a-kind discovery from the natural contours of a found hard wood. Styles range from the practical (these are the same music stands seen at the Maryland Renaissance Festival in 1999 during performances of Thir Venstri Foetr) to the fanciful (see the table below for several examples). You can use these stands outdoors, or keep them on permanent display in your living room with your instruments and favorite sheet music.
Each of the pieces shown below is currently for sale at the price shown. If you are interested in buying a particular stand, or making an appointment to see them in person, there is an e-mail link below each picture which should launch an e-mail window from your web browser prepared with my e-mail address and the particular stand indicated in the subject line. If that doesn't work, please e-mail me at: firstname.lastname@example.org, or send me a letter at:
College Park, Maryland, 20740
Sales are currently made only person-to-person by me, this avoids the difficult possibility of shipping and makes it possible for you to be sure you like what you are buying. Each stand is signed and numbered, as indicated below. All are fixed height, not adjustable, although it may be possible to cut some to a shorter length as indicated below.
I can also make a custom stand to your specifications, for a price starting at $50. This commissioned work is frequently requested by folks who will be using the stands for performance and require a particular stand height, want a particular wood, or have a particular design idea.