Speaker Stands #1: Day 1

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Blog entry by SoCalDJ posted 07-24-2011 08:04 AM 2677 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well today I started the project.

I needed to make some speaker stands for my surround channels. I thought the options online were either stupidly expensive ($500 for some 4/4 Walnut really stands, Really?) or just ugly so I decided to make my own.

I took inspiration from our new couch and used the baseball stitching in the leather to create design with contrasting walnut and maple.

Today I spent the day milling the lumber (Just got a new old jointer :), Bridgewood 6”) and cutting the pieces for the project. That’s a lot when you factor in two small children! 5 Months and 2 1/2 years! My two year old thought it would be great to draw on my BMW with chalk too…..sigh…..the joys of parenthood!

I managed to get everything cut and ready. Had to make one change from the plan though. Originally I was just going to butt joint it the whole way through, but realized that the glue-up would be a bit difficult so I cut a quick 1/8” rabbet on the inside of the sides to give some sturdiness during clamping, and a bit more strength.

Here’s a dry fit to give you an idea of what the columns will look like afterwards!

Glue-up was cake with the rabbet, a couple of fresh cauls and a bunch of clamps and voila! 24 hour waiting period initialized!!!

Tomorrow I plan to do a bit of the detail work on the bases and the tops, mostly rounding over the edges, and maybe cutting a groove in the base for the speaker wire. Oh and of course gluing up the second column tomorrow night….right after I sweep and mop the floors…..sigh…..


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#1 posted 07-24-2011 08:10 AM

I gotta feeling these are gonna be really nice. Carry on. :=)

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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#2 posted 07-24-2011 08:27 AM


It’s late and I’m just stretching out my Lumberjocks legs here!

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