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How I Built My Speaker Stands
Old 17th August 2008
  #1
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How I Built My Speaker Stands

I had some free time and was in need of some speaker stands, so I decided to build my own.

I chose to use patio stones as the base, PVC pipe as the actual stand part, and some pine shelving as the platform the speakers sit on.

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-Drilling the holes in the stones that the tap cones will be drilled into

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-This silicone will form a seal between the closet flange and the stone, so that the PVC pipe can be filled with sand

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-First closet flange siliconed and tap con-ed to the stone

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-Both done

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-Sanding the pine shelving that will be used as the speaker platform, getting it ready for clear coating


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-The platforms are drying after the first coat of polyurethane

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-Here is one after 3 coats.

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-Cleaning up the edges of the PVC after cutting it to length

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-First pipe ready to go

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-Pounding the pipes into the closet flanges. They fit really tight so glue wasn't required.

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-Cutting the carpet that will be glued to the bottom of the stones

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-Pre-drilling holes for screws

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-Screwing the closet flange to the platform. This flange rotates so that the speaker platform can be set to the right angle.

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-First platform ready to go

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-Cleaning off the bottom of the stone before we glue the carpet.

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-Applying the glue to the bottom of the stone

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-Carpet on both stands

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-Finished stands in my little studio...

The stands ended up costing about $70 Canadian for both, but they defiantly could have been done cheaper. They turned out to be about 2 inches too tall, which is much better then too short, because I can cut them shorter now. If I were to do them again, I would make the bases a big wider, but it's not that big of a deal. Sometime in the near future I will put 3 pegs on the bottom instead of the carpet, so that it will never wobble on an uneven floor.
Old 17th August 2008
  #2
Lives for gear
cool man, nice work.

I did something a little similar, except I used 25lb gym plates as the base.
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Old 5th May 2009
  #3
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They look very nice. Thank you for documenting the construction!!
Old 19th May 2009
  #4
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vanrobr. This thread inspired my monitor stands!

I cut a small 7x7 inch square plywood piece for the base. Glued/screwed the flange to it. Fit/glued the pipe (which is about 4 feet tall). Filled the pipe with almost 20 pounds of dry sand.

Because the right monitor will be in a traffic area, I'm planning screwing the bottom flange to the floor. I cut a section of rubber - which is almost 1 inch thick - and I'm putting it between the floor and the plywood base.

I just need a bit of paint for the plywood.



Old 21st May 2009
  #5
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Very nice, Seven. thumbsup
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