I used to be able to make things out of wood; tables, shelves, bookcases, and even chairs. -That ability seems to be gone. I tried to build a pedal board two times, and each time was a stunning disappointment. I looked around for a while and finally found Mike Ruskin's site: http://www.nycpedalboards.com I got the standard 36, with the 2nd level, the butterfly latches and the deluxe wah platform. In a nutshell, this is most well thought out, superlatively constructed pedal board I've ever seen! Anyone looking at buying a pedal board should check these out. Also Mike Ruskin is a bassist, so you'd be supporting one of the good guys!