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I got a sweet deal on some speakers and an amp for the downstairs treadmill/bike room. But I couldn't blow that deal by spending $50 on some speaker stands.

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Step 1: Parts

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You will need:
-16x 1-1/4" screws
-1 x 1" x 8" x 2' wood
-1 x 1" x 6" x 2' wood
-Spray paint

Step 2: Tools

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Tape Measure

-Optional: Dremel Lathe

Step 3: Make the legs

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The legs are 13" long, you will need 2 for each stand.

Step 4: Now I am no good at cutting

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Apparently somewhere between measuring and cutting I usually make mistakes. So I used the dremel lathe attachment to clean up my cuts.

Step 5: Cut the base and the tops

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The base should be cut from one piece of 1x8. It should be 11" long. You need two.

The top piece should be cut from 1 x 6, it should be 6.5" long. You need two.

Step 6: Drill holes

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You need to drill 4 holes in the top and 4 in the bottom. I used a square to mark 45s from the corners to put the legs on.

I then used the first one as a template for the rest of the pieces.

Step 7: Put it together.

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I drilled pilot holes in the legs so the wood did not split and then screwed it all together.

Step 8: Paint it.

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I sanded it with some 220 paper and then hit gave it the krylon touch.

5hales5 years ago
Good job. Also, you could cut the 2 vertical board edges at a 45 and joint them (like a frame) to created a closed V and that would conceal the wires. Then drill a hole for the wires in the back of the top plate.
Punkguyta7 years ago
I gotta say, those looks pretty nice, I bet making a pair of those would look sweet in a nice cherry hardwood.
I've been looking to make some speaker stands- do the speakers actually attach to your stand or just rest on top?