Desktop speaker stands for Audioengine A2 speakers

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Project by workislove posted 12-06-2012 11:56 AM 6585 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a pair of speaker stands that a friend asked me to make as a holiday gift for someone. The first picture is the stands at home on my computer table, and the second picture is a sketchup model with the speakers. Unfortunately I don’t have a real picture with the speakers.

He gave me the dimensions, and just told me to make it look good with white models of these speakers. I chose peruvian walnut for its dark chocolatey color, but got a bit of a surprise when I cut into it and found the infamous milky streaks throughout the board.

In the end I worked with the milky streaks, and really like the effect they created. The splotches on the end grain are not perfect – but they darkened a lot when I put a finish on the stands. They are finished with polished semi-gloss laquer – my first attempt at using a spray laquer.

Also, he asked for them to be “as heavy as possible.” The peruvian walnut I used was very light, so I had to install some weights. At first I planned to use steel or lead buckshot, but then I found some 6 oz lead fishing weights that fit perfectly. I drilled holes in the middle parts of the stand with a forstner bit, and epoxied in the lead weights before gluing all the pieces together. Each stand is just over 4 lbs.

Here is an walkthrough of building the speakers

-- Seth Newsome, CA,

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 12-06-2012 12:02 PM

Nice looking. Just a thought, but if the center is hollow you could have put secret doors on them for hiding stuff.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 12-06-2012 12:24 PM

Haha, have to keep that in mind for next time!

-- Seth Newsome, CA,

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 12-06-2012 12:55 PM

Good idea , Monte. They could work like hidden safes. No one would ever think of looking there for stuff!!

Nice speaker stand, Seth!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 12-06-2012 01:27 PM

Wow, nice touch!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#5 posted 12-06-2012 07:59 PM

Thank you!

-- Seth Newsome, CA,

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#6 posted 12-06-2012 08:07 PM

Great idea!

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#7 posted 12-06-2012 10:31 PM

Ravishing and impressive. I like it a lot.

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