Introduction: Floor Lamp Speaker Mount
I found these cheap, tiny satellite speakers for my home theater but, as I wasn't sure about their sound, I didn't want to fix them on the wall permanently. My goal was to get them in better position without filling our living room with speaker stands or holes in the walls. My inexpensive solution was to hang them on our floor lamps.
Step 1: Tools and Materials
This instructable can be finished by using hand tools.
- Pipe fasteners
- Threaded rod or bolts
Pipe fasteners (and floor lamp tubes) come in different diameters, but measuring is optional. The pipe fasteners I found had both M8 (8 mm) and M10 (10 mm) threads in them. I decided to use M8 thread as it went further down in the hole and would probably be more secure. Also, M8 rod would be easier to work on.
Step 2: Measure, Cut and Remove Threads
Next, measure how long rod pieces you need for hanging the speakers. The best length would be just long enough for a snug fit. After measuring, cut as many pieces as you need. I needed four, two for each speaker.
The holes in the speakers are keyhole-shaped, wider part about 10 mm and narrower part about 5 or 6 mm in diameter. So my pieces needed a bit more adjusting. I used my hacksaw to remove some threads, and fine-tuned the width with a file. After that I had four pieces like the one in the picture. The few threads I left in will hold the speaker in place.
Step 3: Assemble and Enjoy
Try to find good height for your speaker and attach the pipe fasteners to the lamp tube. With the rod pieces in place, adjust the distance to fit your speaker holes. Speaker's weight should be on both fasteners. I decided to add one more pipe fastener under both speakers to make sure they won't turn in unwanted directions.
Total cost for this project was under €10.