My Custom Speaker Stands

marine5068marine5068 Posts: 4
edited July 2014 in Custom Fabrication
Custom Fabricated Speaker Stands

Materials:
a) 1/4" thick aluminum plate for 12"x12" bottom plates and for the 6.5"x11" top plates.
b) 2"x4" extruded aluminum angles to make a rectangular vertical tube for the risers.
c) 1/4" thick, peel and stick high density rubber for the isolation pads on top of the speaker base plates and under the floor base plates.
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Comments

  • disneyjoe7disneyjoe7 Posts: 11,520
    edited January 2014
    Kool nice work, where you going to leave them as they are or paint them?
  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 13,016
    edited January 2014
    Fill the tubes up with sand or lead shot..
  • GlennDogGlennDog Posts: 1,165
    edited January 2014
    nice work . . .

    Welcome to Club Polk!
  • lanchilelanchile Posts: 566
    edited January 2014
    Very nice stands, paint them with flat black paint (spray). I have to agree with the sand filling thing! Metal speaker stands can resonate. I am in the process of building my "wood" speakers stands with material from Home depot (no more than $30)
  • hewlew1hewlew1 Posts: 152
    edited January 2014
    Very nice . I built a pair of stands from old planking which I removed from a house that I am redoing. Cost me only about three bucks for 3 cans of black spray paint.
  • zane77zane77 Posts: 1,711
    edited January 2014
    Very nice welding job, I agree fill the risers with sand or shot.
  • ken brydsonken brydson Posts: 6,308
    edited January 2014
    hewlew1 wrote: »
    Very nice . I built a pair of stands from old planking which I removed from a house that I am redoing. Cost me only about three bucks for 3 cans of black spray paint.

    WHERE DID YOU FIND THE PAINT???? :cheesygrin:
  • jacks2startjacks2start Posts: 103
    edited January 2014
    nice work
  • dbKillerdbKiller Posts: 320
    edited January 2014
    When will you be taking orders? I have a set of RT55's that would be at home on those!
  • xjghostxjghost Posts: 926
    edited January 2014
    Nicely done. I would love to learn aluminum welding.
  • madmaxmadmax Posts: 12,438
    edited January 2014
    WHERE DID YOU FIND THE PAINT???? :cheesygrin:

    My initial thought too!
  • 20hz20hz Posts: 626
    edited May 2014
    I like the stands ! did the heat bend the plates at all ?
    Did you angle the top plate ?
    I wouldnt paint them maybe rattle can some satin clear coat on them ..
  • deafbykhornsdeafbykhorns Posts: 150
    edited May 2014
    I like the idea about filing with lead or sand, seems like the alum might ring some
    I filed mine with grout
  • shawn474shawn474 Posts: 2,659
    edited May 2014
    I would consider bedlining them; gives them a textured finish with durability and grip.
  • lilylily608lilylily608 Posts: 15
    edited May 2014
    thanks for your sharing!
  • PhatattackPhatattack Posts: 30
    edited May 2014
    Sick stands! Black anodized and i want a set :)
  • Moose68BashMoose68Bash Posts: 3,249
    edited May 2014
    Great stands! I agree with the black anodized suggestion -- lloks great on aluminum.
  • SeaSea Posts: 307
    edited June 2014
    Very Nice.
  • cnhcnh Posts: 13,310
    edited June 2014
    Nice industrial look and probably indestructible.

    Question to all the folks above. Now that the metal is "welded" just how would you fill it with sand or shot? Use a "transporter to beam the material inside?

    cnh
  • gcegce Posts: 2,035
    edited June 2014
    cnh wrote: »
    Nice industrial look and probably indestructible.

    Question to all the folks above. Now that the metal is "welded" just how would you fill it with sand or shot? Use a "transporter to beam the material inside?

    cnh

    Drill a hole in the top! :rolleyes:
  • lilylily608lilylily608 Posts: 15
    edited July 2014
    I have to agree with the sand filling thing!
  • deronb1deronb1 Posts: 3,587
    edited July 2014
    Long strip of dynamat along the back might help with the ringing if you dont want to fill
  • kdblove_99kdblove_99 Posts: 108
    edited July 2014
    I would also paint them
  • strokinstrokin Posts: 63
    gce wrote: »
    cnh wrote: »
    Nice industrial look and probably indestructible.

    Question to all the folks above. Now that the metal is "welded" just how would you fill it with sand or shot? Use a "transporter to beam the material inside?

    cnh

    Drill a hole in the top! :rolleyes:

    I was thinking the same thing.
  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 1,586
    Rustoleum makes a very good product in different colors with different textures. I personally like their hammered texture in black.
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