DYI open frame stands

I just acquired a pair of EPOS ES 14 speakers. There are metal open frame stands that were designed for the speakers. Supposedly they come up on eBay occasionally. Until I can find a pair I was thinking of building an interim pair using wood. I made some stands for Monitor 10s using plans that were posted on this site. Are there any similar plans or places to look to get some information to build open frame stands?

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  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 5,964
    LOTS of DIY speaker plans on the web. However, depending on how elaborate you wanted to be (and how heavy and inert you want the speakers to be) I think those would be really easy to build. You could do something like this but make the base bigger and use 3-4 pieces of pipe per stand and fill: https://www.instructables.com/id/PVC-and-Plywood-Speaker-Stands-for-Cheap/ Those would be pretty serious! Or just four 2x2s if you want something quicker and more temporary...
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  • pelhamplacepelhamplace Posts: 71
    Very helpful. Thanks for your input. The stands that were designed to match with the speakers are open frame. The reviews state that the open frame design helps the bass. I’m sure I can come up with a design using 2x4s.
  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 5,964
    If you want four columns I would use 2x2s I think and stacked plywood on the bottom for added weight and stability and you could trim about the bottom to make it look nicer. Just an idea...
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