About CSG

Carpenter Studio Gear was started in the early days of the 2020 Lockdown by an audio engineer with a newly-empty social calendar and a budding love of woodworking.

All racks are handmade in Brooklyn and built to last a lifetime.


As a professional audio engineer, I’ve bought a handful of audio racks. They have always been disappointing. Sometimes they'd be wood with thin, cracking veneers. Other times they'd resemble the material that Walmart guitar amps are made of. For a while, I used portable Gator or SKB racks, but they didn't have the aesthetic or functionality to be my permanent studio enclosures. 

Frustrated with the lack of options out there (affordable ones, at least), for folks who need a rack that looks nice, lasts a long time, and doesn’t break the bank, I started this business. My first customer was a coworker, and just 6 months later I made my 100th sale. 

My racks are inexpensive compared to their competition, but they’re more beautiful and more durable. Every piece of wood is carefully selected, and each unit is cut, joined, and finished with precision.

The vast majority of my racks are crafted from Baltic Birch furniture-grade plywood, which has a stunning grain and a pristine edge. Hairpin legs seem to be "in" these days, so a lot of my orders include those, too. 

You might also like to request a rack made from Ambrosia Maple, Walnut, or another exotic wood. It costs more and takes a bit longer, but offers a level of beauty and craftsmanship that more affordable woods do not. If that’s your thing, just reach out.

I have never received less than a five-star review, and pride myself on my communication skills. You're the boss, and I'm the builder. I look forward to working for you :)