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 Post subject: Audio stand
PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:03 pm 
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Been working on this welded steel frame and Cedar shelves audio stand since last July ( not steadily of course ) and I finally got around to bringing it in from the garage yesterday and setting things up. I've never welded a thing before so this was a learning curve. All and all I think it turned out pretty good. I'm lucky to have the best most understanding girlfriend. Seems hard to believe but by the time I took all the components out of the old glass stand and rewired everything it took about 12 hours but that was while listening to tunes on another system and having a few wobbly pops so time went by pretty good and it was enjoyable. I'm pretty happy with the results.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:18 pm 
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Nice stand. I really like the double width because the unit does not get to tall. I see you have it on casters for easier access to the back, that will be very useful. I can't believe how many speakers you have. Enjoy your stand.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:37 pm 
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If you hadn't said anything none of us would know that you weren't a professional fabricator. Nice work!

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 Post subject: Re: Audio stand
PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:03 pm 
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Thanks for the compliments. I actually and to move 2 sets of speakers to the back room due to the stand being so much longer than the last one. Previously I had the strip LEDs on a straight board reflecting up the wall behind the old stand but this time I put them just under the top rail to reflect on the gear. Have to get another strip for the gear on the bottom. I’ll post a better photo tomorrow in the daylight. Those were kind of dark.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:15 pm 
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Excellent work! I've had three 4ft. and three 2ft. Bamboo countertops sitting in the basement while I was trying to figure out what material to use for supporting the racks. Your project is leading me to think steel is the way to go.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:41 pm 
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Yup. Steel is real baby!

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:32 am 
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Very nice work! I now have serious rack envy...


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Nice stand!

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:50 am 
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great job on the stand. My first attempt at one was similar in design but I have never welded either and didn't for it. I had several posts available from industrial shelving that I cut down and used.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:51 pm 
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MTB Vince wrote:



Read up on your planing and build process and all I can say that's one serious rack. The outcome speaks for itself. Beautiful. Makes mine look like a weekend garage hack job. Couple more photos in better light. The one photo has John Lennon checking things out. Lol.

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Eddieh77 wrote:
Very nice work! I now have serious rack envy...



A nice rack is a lovely thing to behold! :D

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:09 pm 
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WOW! Great stand. Good work.

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Sounds to me like they like your rack gthomas. I think the cedar plank shelves are gorgeous and the overall aesthetic of wood and iron looks great.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:36 pm 
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Thanks. My girl friend likes it as well,so now I have to make a coffee table to match the same steel/wood theme. Who knows where this will end now. Saw this nice chunk of wood at the supply place near me so maybe it will make a nice top for her coffee table.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:13 am 
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Both gthomas (no relation) and MTB Vince – excellent work!


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