Speaker Stands

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Project by SPHinTampa posted 04-23-2008 06:03 PM 2156 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My second real woodworking projects … speaker stands built from padauk and finished with Tung Oil/Vanish blend. This wood is beautiful to look at but the red dust gets everywhere. Also needs to be finished quickly or it ages into a very ugly grey/brown color.

Loose mortise and tenon joinery is used to connect base and tops to speaker legs. Dowels used for cross braces.

Designed so that center of gravity falls over base so that they do not tip.

-- Shawn, I ask in order to learn

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#1 posted 04-23-2008 06:31 PM

Hi Shawn,

These are beautiful stands. I love the wood choice and the finish looks good.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 04-23-2008 07:03 PM

Nice design, please add another picture when they are in place/use. Thanks!

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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#3 posted 04-23-2008 07:32 PM

looks good.. lets see it in place with the speakers

-- making sawdust....

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#4 posted 04-23-2008 07:55 PM

These will be a great addition to any room.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#5 posted 04-23-2008 08:08 PM

Sweet stands…I was wondering if they were top heavy …thanks for explaining about the center of gravity

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#6 posted 04-23-2008 08:57 PM

Updated pictures to show in use.

If my math is right, the design should support a very heavy speaker (20 lbs) with a 2.5x safety factor before reaching the tipping point in any direction – if my physics lessons were better than my shop scores in school. The base is 12” sq x 2”t while the top is only 9” sq x 1 1/2’t.

In 2 years, no one has knocked them over.

-- Shawn, I ask in order to learn

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