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Project by Darrell Peart posted 1677 days ago 6058 views 13 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a little project I did over the last two weekends. I recently acquired some great vintage speakers I had wanted for sometime (Acoustic Research Ar-3a’s). The intended speakers are currently being restored so the photo was taken with a different speaker. The “floating grid” atop the leg structure is something I did for an Audio Cabinet that was published in Home Furniture Magazine in 1985. I always wanted to revisit floating gird idea and this was my chance. This is the first project in quite some time that I designed purely for myself –most of my projects are either client driven or with an eye on my portfolio. No studio shot here – this was just a fun personal project.

-- Darrell Peart - Seattle - www.furnituremaker.com - author G&G Design Elements for the Workshop





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grizzman

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#1 posted 1677 days ago

very nice stands darrell…its always good to take some time for yourself…happy listening…grizzman

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Karson

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#2 posted 1677 days ago

Great looking Stands. So you make Greene and Greene for yourself also huh.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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sras

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#3 posted 1677 days ago

With all the excellent work you do, it is nice to keep some of it! Your attention to detail and eye for design is apparent even it this “fun personal project”.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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a1Jim

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#4 posted 1677 days ago

Not only fantastic looking but quick too.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Darrell Peart

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#5 posted 1677 days ago

Thanks Grizzman – I have been getting in the habit lately of just listening to music in the evening (no TV) – great way to wind down at the end of the day.
Karson – Just in the last year or so I have been making furniture for our own home –a Blanket Chest, a Game Table and two Aurora Armchairs. These weren’t rejects like I usually bring home, they were either extra pieces I threw in with an order or in the case of the Blanket Chest – something I thought would augment my portfolio well. The speaker stands were different in that they were specifically designed for personal use without regard to the business end of furniture making. I currently have a finished Gamble Dining table in the store room of the shop – my wife has been telling me how great it would look in our dining room – but then on the other hand if it were to sell our bank account would be looking really nice!

-- Darrell Peart - Seattle - www.furnituremaker.com - author G&G Design Elements for the Workshop

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Karson

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#6 posted 1677 days ago

Business and Money do have a driving force in our lives.

But sometimes it’s just time to do something for yourself.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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JimNEB

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#7 posted 1677 days ago

That looks great! I have a vintage pair of Bang & Olfsen 2700s that would look great on stands like that. I’m a big fan of the Greene & Greene look.

-- Jim, Nebraska

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Woodwrecker

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#8 posted 1677 days ago

Those look great Darrell.
Your style in Greene & Greene design is really something!

-- Having fun...Eric

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Darrell Peart

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#9 posted 1677 days ago

Thanks Jim and Woodwrecker,

Jim – I did a quick search for Bang & Olfsen 2700 – it appears they are vintage speakers from early 70’s – it that right ? About the same age as my Ar-3a’s

-- Darrell Peart - Seattle - www.furnituremaker.com - author G&G Design Elements for the Workshop

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tbone

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#10 posted 1677 days ago

I was going to ask you about the speaker’s vibrating around a bit, then falling off of the stand. But on closer inspection, I see that you have taken care of that—VERY clever.
Beautiful work. Are they sapele?

-- Kinky Friedman on gay marriage: "They should have the right to be just as miserable as the rest of us."

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Darrell Peart

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#11 posted 1677 days ago

Hi tbone,
They are kiah (African Mahogany). There the grid pieces the speakers are setting on is lined with felt. The speakers are also rather heavy (53 lbs !) so the weight tends to dampen any possible vibration

-- Darrell Peart - Seattle - www.furnituremaker.com - author G&G Design Elements for the Workshop

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StickleyStyle

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#12 posted 1676 days ago

That “different speaker” wouldn’t happen to be a Klipsch Heresy now would it Darrell?

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Darrell Peart

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#13 posted 1676 days ago

Hi StickleyStyle
That “different speaker” is an AR-2ax ( Acoustic Research) its a great sounding speaker and will more than do until my 3a’s are up and running. I bought a par of Ar-3a’s in 1972 and sold them about 10 years later no knowing how easy it is to fix bad pots – I always wanted a pair again – I hope to have my new pair restored soon. I will be driving them with a Marantz 2285b which I just acquired a couple of months ago.

-- Darrell Peart - Seattle - www.furnituremaker.com - author G&G Design Elements for the Workshop

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Darrell Peart

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#14 posted 1676 days ago

Hi Autumn,
Like it or not I might be getting old! I think I’m going through a mid-life crisis, but instead of buying a corvette – I’m turning to 70’s audio gear. It’s an unfulfilled desire – I wanted all this stuff back when it was new, but then kids came along and the stereo gear got placed on the back burner and stayed there for 30 years. Lately I’ve been trading woodwork for the vintage audio equipment – my shop is full of the stuff – 5 sets of active speakers – and that’s not all – I keep the good stuff in the house!

-- Darrell Peart - Seattle - www.furnituremaker.com - author G&G Design Elements for the Workshop

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mtkate

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#15 posted 1655 days ago

LOL, if you are getting old then I guess you don’t need the 2010 speakers where you can hear every little sound variation (even perfect silence)!.

These are very stylish stands.

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