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PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:04 am 
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This is what I recommend for the shelves: laminate a piece of .75" mdf and and piece of .75" inch baltic birch with hardwood veneer together - baltic birch on top. Use lots of wood glue and clamp. The different densities will aid in resonance control. you can spray the bottom of the shelf black before assembly if it will be seen. If you don't think the resonance control is necessary, just use 2 pieces of the birch ply. Cap the outside of the shelves all around with .75 inch solid hardwood to match the veneer. Metre the corners.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 12:45 pm 
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I have started the stand.
I'm building it at a friends house, he has a nice wood shop.
There were some great ideas shared by the poster's to the thread. Taking what I read in this post and through some internet research I came up with how I was going to build the stand. I think of this as more of a proto type. I kept the design simple and did not go over board with the building materials.
It will be a 3 shelve stand, 24"x48"shelves, 1" mdf
1" all thread (ready rod) for the legs. 6 legs, one on each corner, 2 in the centre.
I'm going to line each shelve with 1/4" cork and contact cement it to the shelf
finish the edges with some kind of hardwood
There will be rod couplings on the underside of the bottom shelf. I will thread another rod into the coupling and level the stand from there.
I have cut the shelves, but thats it. I will try and take pics as it moves along and hopefully
have a complete stand by the end of the summer!
Oh yea, the cost will be about $500, probably less.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 5:56 pm 
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Sitting on concrete think machine mounts.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 29, 2017 5:34 am 
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sasquatch wrote:
Sitting on concrete think machine mounts.

Gary

Thanks Gary, I'm going to investigate.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:07 am 
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It's getting closer.
We (my friend with the shop) have completed one of the three shelves. it still needs to be painted.
It's 1" mdf, 1/4 layer of cork on top contact cemented to the mdf and trimmed on all 4 sides with 3/4" red oak that was biscuit joined and glued.
Whew, I can't believe the man hours and discussion/planning/plotting that had gone into making the shelves! It won't be long now, but I must say the journey has been fantastic.
I will post a pic of the finished product. As proud as I am of the shelf, pics don't really portray the effort.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:36 am 
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As proud as I am of the shelf, pics don't really portray the effort.
They never do.

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