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.
Step 1: Parts
You will need:
-16x 1-1/4" screws
-1 x 1" x 8" x 2' wood
-1 x 1" x 6" x 2' wood
Step 2: Tools
-Optional: Dremel Lathe
Step 3: Make the legs
The legs are 13" long, you will need 2 for each stand.
Step 4: Now I am no good at cutting
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
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
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.
I drilled pilot holes in the legs so the wood did not split and then screwed it all together.
Step 8: Paint it.
I sanded it with some 220 paper and then hit gave it the krylon touch.