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Solid Stand for Super Speakers

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Speaker stands with Ikea Adils in Black.

This was an autumn project. Simplicity of manufacturing was not the aim, spending some time to honour the new B&W 601 speakers was.

Design principles…
– It’s ok to use IKEA legs, but it should not be too visible in the end product.
– Support for the speakers in the same size as the speaker
– Support on the floor slightly taller for stability
– Two layers of wood for each support so that all screws etc. can be hidden

Materials used:
– 4 x IKEA Adils black
– 8 pieces of wood
– screws, bolts, washers
– primer
– black gloss
– tons of green tea

Steps in the process:

– Cut the wood to size and pair the pieces

A. Floor parts:
– Mark the place for the disks that hold the legs
– drill the holes for the bolts in one piece and then drill the holes for the legs in the other piece
– countersink the disks and fix them to the wood
– countersink space for the screws in the opposing part
– glue the pieces

B. Speaker parts:
– drill the holes for the bolts in one piece and then drill the holes for the legs in the other piece
– glue the pieces

C. Painting
– Sand the pieces; put a coat of primer and sand again
– Put two coats of gloss whilst sanding in between
– Put a coat of varnish

D. Assembling and finishing
– Screw the legs in the bottoms
– Fix the bolts in the top
– Drill holes to run the wires
– Put grommets in the drilled holes to protect the wires
– Put spikes or felt under the floor parts

E. Find the ideal place to put the speaker stands

F. Enjoy the music with a cup of tea

Pictures explain a bit more

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