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30" tall Center speaker stand

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I am building Dynamic 4T mains and 4CC center from Clearwave Audio. The center is 43" wide x 9" tall x 17" deep. I believe it weighs in the 100 pound vicinity.

I need to buy or build a speaker stand that is 30" tall, will support a heavy large center speaker and look good doing it.

I have advanced wood fabricating abilities and moderate metal fabricating abilities.

Any help is appreciated.
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/patcave...7594570482372/
http://www.tnt-audio.com/clinica/stubby_e.html

Something like that?
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How about just using 4" or 6" thick PVC with a 12" round bottom and 8" round top (this stuff can be purchased at Lowes or HD). A nice solid Pedestal. You can even pour some sand in the PVC to make it very sturdy. Build two of them and use both for that very large CC.

You can then paint or veneer.
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Originally Posted by t6902wf View Post

I need to buy or build a speaker stand that is 30" tall, will support a heavy large center speaker and look good doing it.

I have advanced wood fabricating abilities and moderate metal fabricating abilities.

Here's the one I made:

The rack is made out of oak bits from Lowes. Each 1" thick shelf is made from a 4' stair tread cut in half, then biscuit jointed and edged with an oak strip to give an extra 1.5" width. Finished surface is 25.5" w, 23.75" deep. The tread's bullnose detail looked perfect, so I left it.

The top shelf tilts the C speaker up 5º. The legs are 2.5" square posts. This one sits 24" tall, but it's a scalable design.

No sagging under the weight of the amps or the speaker.

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Originally Posted by Roger Dressler View Post

Here's the one I made:

The rack is made out of oak bits from Lowes. Each 1" thick shelf is made from a 4' stair tread cut in half, then biscuit jointed and edged with an oak strip to give an extra 1.5" width. Finished surface is 25.5" w, 23.75" deep. The tread's bullnose detail looked perfect, so I left it.

The top shelf tilts the C speaker up 5º. The legs are 2.5" square posts. This one sits 24" tall, but it's a scalable design.

No sagging under the weight of the amps or the speaker.


I really like your design. How did you anchor the legs to the shelves. I was thinking of using my kreg pocket hole gizmo, but am interested in what you did.
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I really like your design. How did you anchor the legs to the shelves. I was thinking of using my kreg pocket hole gizmo, but am interested in what you did.

Thanks.

I used screws/glue for the top surface, then plugged the screw hole on the visible surface with a dowel. The attached shows the dark dowel.

For the middle shelf I screwed in one direction, and used a pair of biscuits for the other direction. I don't have a kreg--that would have been a good option!

For the bottom, there is again a screw going up through the shelf into the longer leg. The short legs are actually not attached. I first had the bottom shelf sitting right on the floor--that was the original intent--as you can see in the other picture. Then once installed I wanted to raise it up another 2" for better alignment with the screen bottom, so I added the 4 shorty legs --just slid them under. Gravity works.
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Thanks Roger, I must not have my email alerts set for this thread. I have the materials, just don't quite have a plan for shelve spacing yet. I'll post a picture when finished.
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