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Old 03-22-2013, 11:21 PM   #121
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Time to revive this thread!

Im new to the home theatre set up, and if it wasnt for this thread, would have paid a load of money for new surround speaker stands.

Now as I have very little (zero) experience when it comes to DIY, I am trying to be cautious, and work out exactly how to do it.

Just a quick question, will 2x22mm (diameter) wooden uprights be strong enough to hold my rear speakers? They weigh 4.2kg

Im thinking of using dowel joints to hold them together (with some wood glue), just trying to figure out the top and bottom plates.

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Old 07-22-2013, 06:57 PM   #122
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Any ideas for pioneer speakers? I need help picking out/ making my own stands, option 1 is but the sanus 24 for the fronts, and the 31s for the rears, but most people say that is too low, so I am thinking of going to hobby lobby, any suggestions
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Old 09-06-2013, 09:49 PM   #123
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i must be the only one who think this design is rather rubish?

Sorry, just my personal opinion, first of all, it's just look trashy with the pvp pipe especially with the spray paint on it, secondly *sand*? *cat litter*? I'm sorry but that is rather sound very unattractive nor effective. I love diy project and respect every aspect of it but custom diy project gotta have class, it's first intention should not be about saving money but oughta be about "hey man, look, i built that, do you think you could do that?"
the other guy then say "ummm yeah, i could spend 25 bucks and buy a pair of stand that would look far more elegant and classy and is that cat litter you filled in?" *mind the joke, the cat litter was not the op's idea, someone said it and made me laugh*

so before you built any diy project, just look at what is out there? If you think you could do better and your custom works are to have more effeciency then by all mean, do the damn thing. The people that design those stand that sell across the country/world are by far one of best in what they do.

Lol, with all due respect, my intention was not to diss the op, it's just purely contructed critism, tough one at best. Contructed as in, you should prime first before paint, spikes for leg, great for carpet or wood floor and does make a diffences in sound, you could have hide the wire withing the stand, ect... *attention to detail is what make diy custom works so great*

but here is the estimate price for the whole project *i went to lowes earlier to buy some dirt for my landscaping job*
(2) 12"x12" plank, 1.5" thick - $ 11.95
(2) 10"x10" plank, 1.5" thick - free since you can just use the one above
(2) 3" wide 2' tall pvc pipes - $ 9.97
(1) can of wood stain (finish, color choice is up to you, i chose colonial maple 223) -$5.97 (smaller one is more than you need really $2.97)
(1) rustoleum painter's touch spray paint, semi-gloss black - $3.95
(4) washers - $0.48 for 4
(4) nuts, size depends on rod size of choice -$.60 for 4
(1) threaded rod - $3.95
i won't price the sand nor the cat litter =) if you need cat litter, i can send you some, it's used but it have the same weight!

It should be around $30 bucks in total, price may vary in different states.


this one is 31 american dollars

congraduation, for one more extra dollar, you will save yourself hours and hours of spraying, screwing, cutting, staining, ect...

*stand back and put on the flame shield* lol i'll get burn for this :d
you pompous ass
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Old 11-11-2013, 06:02 PM   #124
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Old 11-12-2013, 04:35 AM   #125
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I made these not long ago, and I didnít think to take building pics. I do believe I might have went a little overboard with them, but I did want some solid stand. My speakers are a bit large and heavy.

I went a little overboard with the nuts, bolts and washers.

Actually I canít remember exactly what I bought so please forgive and donít quote me on the total parts.

I bought some 8ft 2x3ís and had them cut down to the size I needed so that all three tweeters would line up when sitting up the front stage of my HT.

I decided to make each leg using (2) of the cut 2x3, bolted together using bolt, nuts and washers, to make each leg 3x4. The whole project would have be a lot cheaper if I was to buy untreated would that was either 3x3 or 4x4. My first intention was to have the legs 4x4, but they only sold treated wood.

Without having detailed pics of each step, I hope you can see in the pic how I decided to use all of the bolts, nuts and washers.





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Old 11-12-2013, 06:29 PM   #126
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I like the industrial look that the nuts/ bolts add to the stands. If they were commercially available. They would be on the short list
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Old 11-12-2013, 09:59 PM   #127
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I like the industrial look that the nuts/ bolts add to the stands. If they were commercially available. They would be on the short list
Thanks onyxbfly, that is a nice compliment.
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Old 11-12-2013, 10:56 PM   #128
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Thanks onyxbfly, that is a nice compliment.
Your welcome, your hard work pays off!!!!
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Old 11-12-2013, 11:20 PM   #129
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I like the industrial look that the nuts/ bolts add to the stands. If they were commercially available. They would be on the short list
Funny -- I had the exact same thought and comment in my mind before I saw your response

But it is worth repeating, I love the industrial look Hamp!

Now you have me thinking dangit......................
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Old 11-12-2013, 11:52 PM   #130
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Funny -- I had the exact same thought and comment in my mind before I saw your response

But it is worth repeating, I love the industrial look Hamp!

Now you have me thinking dangit......................

Thanks bud!!!


I forgot to add:

Center channel stand: 26.5Ē tall, and weigh 22lbs
Left/Right stand: 18 7/8Ē tall, and weigh 17.5lbs


The speakers they support:

Center channel: 21.13lbs
Left/Right speaker: 20.88lbs each
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Old 11-26-2013, 03:57 AM   #131
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New guy sharing some build methods here...

Picts of center shelf completed.
Installed, the match to the Paradigm "Rosenut" color is acceptable.
The front edge of the speakers will have about 3/4" overhang to the shelf to minimize boundary edge effects.
(I read the Loudspeaker cookbook handbook where extensive studies of boundary edge effects is presented - so that was in my memory)
I also made the shelf about 3/4" shorter on each side for same reason.
I left about 1 1/2" for anit-slip device on the back to keep the speaker from slipping backwards.
The shelf ends and there is about 8" gap to the front wall for whatever "breathing" / acoustics I can give those rear ports.

I made a sandwich top with leftover 3/4 OSB and 3/4 plywood via glue, and attached Oak trim with lots of clamps Friday night.
Put dark laminate on top Saturday, and stained/installed Sunday.
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Made a custom "wedgie", stained appropriate color, I also wish my PartsExpress 14/4 speaker casing was black not white - will need a speaker sock for them. The 24" shelf bracket is actually white and from another project prior painted black, I just re-painted the portion that will show from above again since it had a few scratches/chips on it from prior abuse.


"Wedgies" to hold up the speaker @ 12.5 degrees, which shoots it just over the 1st row heads.
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Old 11-26-2013, 04:00 AM   #132
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This is beautiful work, kudos!
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Old 03-04-2015, 11:47 PM   #133
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Got some great ideas from this thread, now to decide if I want to try and build them myself. Thanks
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Old 11-21-2016, 01:48 AM   #134
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Just wanted to say thank you for this post I have been looking for speaker stands for a while and found nothing I wanted under $200, but with all the ideas here I've decided to build my own the way I want, thanks again.

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Old 11-24-2016, 08:13 PM   #135
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I thought this is pretty cool...

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Old 12-24-2016, 06:10 AM   #136
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I am not good enough when it comes to making something like this. But your steps are encouraging me to try this out.
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you are an ass
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what the what?!?
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Old 09-24-2017, 08:41 PM   #139
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Built a center speaker stand.

For more info and instructions see here: http://www.conradjohnsonowners.com/v...php?f=15&t=439

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