Just finished my Speaker Stands

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Mark Penname, Oct 16, 2002.

  1. Mark Penname

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    I just finished my speaker stands, so I thought I would post them and find out what you think.
    I designed them after the ones on the paradigm site.
    I used 1/2 " MDF for the top and bottom with 1 1/4" dowel for the feet, 1 1/2" plastic conduit was used for the 3 posts. the paint was a black texture spray paint from home dumpo.
    I drilled holes in the top and bottom for the wire run.
    Now it is time to start working on making a better screen [​IMG]
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  2. Shawn Solar

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    Caledonia eh, My fiancee is from South Cayuga. And I'm in Port Colborne. Stands look nice. They look like the metal ones.
     
  3. Greg.K

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    I like them.

    How did you attach the plastic conduit to the base & top?
     
  4. Frank Carter

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    Just curious, what did the stands cost to build?
     
  5. Chris Tsutsui

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    Craftsmanship and design I give an A.

    As for performance, did you fill up the plastic tubes with sand or weight? I would think that ABS plastic won't properly transfer the vibrations from the speaker to the ground.

    Good job they look store bought.
     
  6. Hank Frankenberg

    Hank Frankenberg Cinematographer

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    Mark, excellent work! I admire the creative use of dowels on the base - very unique.
     
  7. Mark Penname

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    Thanks for the nice comments everyone.
    Shawn, Nice to hear from another Ontario member!
    I think it cost me in total about $35 CDN to build. (All at the home depot.)
    Not having to cut metal pipe makes it much easier, just standard woodworking tools [​IMG]
    The top and bottom are attached with 3 1/4 steel threaded rods with T-nuts in the top and nuts and washers on the bottom (I posted another couple of pics )
    I left the plan open to add weight in the tubes, as for the plastic not transferring the vibrations to the ground once the 3 steel rods are tight it makes a very strong connection. The feet I have on the stand are just temporary ones till I make some spikes or find some.
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  8. Neil Joseph

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    Very nice job on the stands. Like the DIY screen. What did you use as borders?
     

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