I needed some robust yet unobtrusive speaker stands. Couldn't find any to buy, so I made a pair instead.
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Step 1: Concrete Block
Two ordinary concrete blocks from your local store. The blocks has internal threads, complement with fitting bolts. I painted the blocks white.
Step 2: The Top Plate
The top plate is a piece from a kitchen countertop made of oak. Drill two holes, the smaller one fitting the bolt and the wider one the washer. Theses stands are quite heavy, therefore attach the furniture felt pads underneath.
Step 3: The Result
Easy to make and good looking, according to me. =)