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Center Channel Speaker Stand w/ Adjustable Angle

Postby admin » Sun May 11, 2014 5:01 pm

Center Channel Speaker Stand w/ Adjustable Angle

I decided to do a little project to get my center channel at a better angle, higher off the ground, and have it sit on something a little nicer. I built an adjustable speaker stand and took some pictures. Here are some pictures and if you are interested in making one you can follow the directions below. Hope you find it entertaining as it was for me!

Tools/Supplies Needed:
Wood shelf/plank (1x12x48 inches). I found a 4 ft long shelf piece which had one side with a nice round cut already made. I basically used the round end for all the front and terminating edges which gave it a "fancy" look over a regular square angle. The entire piece only cost $11 at Home Depot.
1 inch round wood bar (just an inch or two)
Table saw
Drill w/ bits
Screws
5 1/2" (1/4" diameter) bolt and hex nut
Wood filler
Sand paper/Sander
Wood Stain
Polyurethane


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Here is what the final setup looks like.

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I first started off by making a design so I could see what the relative proportions would be. I also tilted the top to make sure that the support beams would not collide or be too close. You can see that I did mock up of a few width designs. I used a free CAD program called LibreCAD which was very easy to use for a simple design such as this. One thing I did ultimately change during the construction process was to use the long peice of wood for the bottom and the short for the top. I also put a "lip" in the back of the stand to prevent any speaker from sliding off.




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All the pieces were cut first.





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Drilled all the holes. I didn't want the screws to potentially crack the wood and it made them go in a lot easier. I also sanded down the edges and any rough spots left by the cutting. In this picture you can also see the back "lip" that I added which is already attached to the top piece.




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Here are the screws that I used.




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Here is the bottom section.





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And the top.





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Bottom with screws.




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I sunk the screws about 1/8" inch down and filled it with wood filler as I didn't want any metal exposed.





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After a coat of wood stain and a few coats of polyurethane. I used a 5 1/2" long 1/4" bolt with hex nut to push through the center hole. I adjusted it to proper angle and then just tightened it up so it would be nice and secure. I cut two 1" diameter round wood pieces to cover up the metal on either side.





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Here is the close up of the assembly.





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And all ready for listening!
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Re: Center Channel Speaker Stand w/ Adjustable Angle

Postby jackel » Thu Sep 25, 2014 1:24 am

I wanted to let you know this was really helpful. It's so hard to find center channel stand like this one. Thanks to you I will be building my own. :D
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Re: Center Channel Speaker Stand w/ Adjustable Angle

Postby admin » Thu Sep 25, 2014 9:45 am

My pleasure, it was a fun build. I would love to see some pics when your done.

I agree that it is really hard to find a suitable center channel stand. I looked all over and really couldn't find what I was looking for. Best of luck.

PS- if you plan on designing it first in a CAD program I can send you the Librecad files if you would like.
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Re: Center Channel Speaker Stand w/ Adjustable Angle

Postby jackel » Thu Sep 25, 2014 6:57 pm

Thanks for the offer, but the dimensions of your drawing are exactly what I need. I will definitely post some pictures ones it's done.
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Re: Center Channel Speaker Stand w/ Adjustable Angle

Postby admin » Fri Sep 26, 2014 9:25 am

No problem. Also, just be aware that I ended up using the bottom and top width measurements reversed. In other words, the floor base is wider than the top. In my original design this was reversed.
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Re: Center Channel Speaker Stand w/ Adjustable Angle

Postby jackel » Mon Sep 29, 2014 12:10 am

Yes, I notice on your diagram. This was a genius idea...I completed the project over the weekend. I use cheap pine still had to pay 20 dollars for it, I also use black stain & polyurethane in 1 step. Here's the completed project. I will be attaching some spikes to the button to lift it off the carpet.
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Re: Center Channel Speaker Stand w/ Adjustable Angle

Postby admin » Mon Sep 29, 2014 8:42 am

Wow, that looks great! Awesome job. The coloring matches well with the speaker and wall paint. Also, just having that perfect shelf width to match the speaker makes it look that much better. $20 for wood is a really good deal. Similar speaker stands go for hundreds of dollars so the savings is really amazing. Once again, great job.
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