Many of us invest heavily in costly furniture for our houses. But when it comes to speaker stands, we’re not big fans of spending money on them. Well, do you know how to make a DIY speaker stand at home? Mmhm… Tell? Are you thinking why I am asking this?
A speaker stand is much more than a piece of furniture. It is something that can help your speaker’s sound quality. Not only this, but it also keeps your speakers above floor level and away from anything that could damage them. If you own speakers, you must have a speaker stand in your home.
We are not recommending you purchase a speaker stand. In fact, we’re going to tell you about a DIY speaker stand that you can make yourself. So read this post to find out how to do it.
If you’re willing to make a speaker stand at your home, then you’ll need all these materials:
- Caulk gun
- Saw (Circular one)
- 10 feet of 4″ PVC
- 10 feet of 3/8″ All-thread
- 4’x4′ piece of 3/4″ plywood
- Nuts and washers
- Spray paint
Steps To Make A Speaker Stand
For making your own speaker stand, you’ll have to follow these steps thoroughly:
Step 1: The base and speaker platform must be cut out of plywood. Use a circular saw and cut the wood to the sizes you require.
Cut out the plywood
Step 2: Cut the PVC pipe now. The height of your speaker stand will be determined by this PVC pipe.
Cut the PVC pipes
Step 3: Cut the all-thread. The simplest way to determine the length of the all-thread is to insert it into the pipes and leave 3/4″ hanging out on either side. Then just outline it with a pencil and cut it with a saw.
Cut the all-thread
Step 4: The base platforms must be drilled and countersunk. Mark the middle of your base and platforms on one end. Drill about midway through the bases and platforms on one side with a drill. This is the countersink that will allow your nut and washer to lay flat with the boards’ surface.
Drill the platform
Step 5: Next step is to paint the PVC.
Paint the PVC
Step 6: Now, you have to assemble all the parts.
Assemble the parts
Step 7: Apply caulk in the PVC base so that sand can’t come out from the pipe.
Step 8: Once the caulk has been set, detach the speaker platform and start filling the tubes with sand.
Fill in sand
Step 9: Insert the speaker pedestal, countersink side up, on top of the tube, and tighten the washer and nut.
Place the top
Step 10: And it’s ready to use.
While making your speaker stand, keep these things in mind:
- Use a circular saw with care, as it can harm you if not used properly.
- Handle plywood carefully.
- Wear gloves before applying paint on PVC.
Now that you know how to make a speaker stand, it’s your chance to try it at home. Go for it and give it a try.
Saquib Siddiqui is a Mechanical Engineer and a content creator. He has special interest in science experiments and teaches the same to school and college students. He is also a technical lead at RUDE LABS PVT. LTD.