Originally Posted by k elone
I wish I had your skills. It looks nice
Thanks! I'm thrilled with it. First time I've tackled something quite like this. Having a friend with a table saw was key, otherwise it was a lot of thinking and basic math, then just drills, an orbital hand sander. Not as complicated as you might fear.
Originally Posted by Venomous
Yeah that turned out awesome. Check out the Khorns you got there too
I ended up getting a dual pole stand for the center for now. I'm waiting for my tax returns so I can get a nice av stand. I have a vertical rack I'm tired of. It's just difficult to find a nice, reasonably priced 72"+ inch av stand its enough storage for my equipment.
No kidding. I spent WEEKS trawling the net, trying to find a nice 72" stand that was under $800. I only found a few that were even under $1k, and I wasn't very happy with any of them. I kept trying to figure out if there was ANY way to get one of those Standout Designs stands, since it was just simply perfect
. Then the idea came to take a stab at just making one out of nice wood. Theirs is solid hardwood and mine is A1-grade furniture grade red oak plywood (with solid strips on the edges to hide the ply), after that it was just some spare time and effort. The staining was the hardest part, frankly.
I do love the look of the Klipsch speakers in this room. I hope to switch to Paradigms in this main room someday, but meanwhile, these look (and sound) great, and I'm really happy with the Paradigm SE and ADP190 setup I have in my bedroom system. (especially since Paradigms for the living room would probably need to be $$$$ Studio 60s or 100s to look as nice as these Klipsch speakers, as I'm just not a big fan of the aesthetics of the Monitors, and the SEs aren't quite beefy enough to fill the open space in this larger room that's wide open on two sides to other rooms).