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The last time we saw this room, reader Butterjug2000 had a few tweaks — like flooring and paint — yet to go. Now it hardly looks like the same place. He created some sweet stereo speaker stands to go along with his bad-ass room, and the new stands won’t suffer from weeble-wobble syndrome, because he weighted ’em down with sand.

As the cutaway picture shows, Butterjug cleverly stuffed the center pole to the gills with a few pounds of sand, then he covered it with a top plate to seal everything up. Is it the perfect solution? Maybe, maybe not — but it’ll last for a long time, and if it ever leaks the worst that could happen is he’d have to get a dustpan. Nice design and execution on the speaker stands and the room, Butterjug.

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One Response to From the Flickr Pool: New Speaker Stands To Match A New Room

  1. Steve Thompson says:

    Thanks for the positive comments guys. Not shown in the pics very well, the Sched 40 fits over a disc mounted on each top and bottom plate, made from 3/4 MDF. Now, I’ve used tons of power tools and cutting devices, but I have never been truly as terrified as using that wing-circle-cutter thingy on my drill press. If anyone has the key to adjustable circle cutters (I think it’s time to invest in a Jasper router circle cutter) I’m open to suggestions. At any rate, the pipe fits over the mdf circe and is sealed with silicone, so I HOPE it doesn’t leak. With the tension of the allthread, i don’t think I’ll have a problem, but I’ll surely report back in the case of failure.

    BTW, while I’m still a HUGE fan of Formby’s Tung Oil Finish and wax, I gave the Sapele ply a few coats of Danish on Sean’s suggestion, and I have to say, it holds a close second. But Sean, give Formby’s a go on something you really want to bring the wood out on (i.e. not looking for tint like some of the Danish offers – I used “natural” on this one).

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