Today, It’s About a Shelf

It’s not always about the sound here on Harmonica Love Affair. Sometimes it’s about related things that may or may not have any direct effect on your playing.

Today, it’s about a shelf.  A wooden one, in fact.  I came across an Etsy shop called Musical Shelves that sells wall shelves inspired by the shapes of musical instruments.  There’s a banjo and a guitar that are pretty clever, but the harmonica shelf wins the day for me.  Though the metal brackets he shows it with are a bit unfortunate, the shelf, itself, is a really smart bit of woodworking and a really interesting wall piece.  I’d love to have one of these in my entryway to hold my harmonicas and keys.  Or I’d like to think that those openings in the front of the shelf are just the right size to slide a harp into. Great little piece.  Like a functional piece of art guaranteed to add convenience and conversation to any home.

About Parker

I'm a woodworker by day and a musician by night, a blogger on the weekends and an artist when I can find the time.


  1. PaulEHolloway

    Im glad you like the shelf. I am working on one that actually is able to slide my Harps into it. As far as the Metal Brackets…I’ll have a solution soon. Thanks for the nice write up.

    • My pleasure, man. You’re doing some pretty cool woodworking! And as a fellow woodworker, I can appreciate that. When you finish your next harmonica shelf, shoot me an email. I’d love to see it!

  2. marc

    Dude…love the harmonica shelf. I’m doing something similar. We use a traditional mantel mount to hide the mounting method. We use it on a wall mounted bicycle holder…good for holding about 50 lbs. on an 18 inch long shelf. Essentially just a 2×4 cut in half lengthwise at a 45 degree angle, and mounted to wall studs.

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