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clcwarlock
02-12-2013, 09:27 AM
I needed a set of monitor stands for my new studio and my new Mackie monitors and I had some mdf and speaker box carpet already in the garage so I decided to build me own. Below is a rough outlined process with pics.


Parts -
less than a 1/4 sheet of 3/4 mdf
1-12ft-4inch diameter toilet pipe
24-Bolts and nuts (6 for each pipe)
50 lb bag of construction sand
General purpose pvc pipe glue
77 spray adhesive (I had some of this left and I used with cement)

Tools
Circular saw
wrenches for the bolts
razor knife
Hax Saw to cut pipe
Cordless drill and Spade bit(if you want to countersink)



optional
Textured Paint or speaker box carpet (I didnt use the textured paint but I have seen other do this.)



MDF Layout Bottom Pieces 12X12 Top Pieces 12X10

http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n590/clcwarlock/Studio%20Monitor%20Stands%20Build/IMG_3479_zps03fa08dc.jpg

MDF Layout with Saw

http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n590/clcwarlock/Studio%20Monitor%20Stands%20Build/IMG_3480_zps848a1722.jpg

MDF with 4 inch pipe Toilet Flange

http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n590/clcwarlock/Studio%20Monitor%20Stands%20Build/IMG_3484_zps88494121.jpg


drill and counter sink holes for flange
http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n590/clcwarlock/Studio%20Monitor%20Stands%20Build/IMG_3497_zps3378f0d8.jpg

drill and counter sink holes for flange with bolts in it
http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n590/clcwarlock/Studio%20Monitor%20Stands%20Build/IMG_3499_zps62a18b29.jpg




mdf Covering top piece
http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n590/clcwarlock/Studio%20Monitor%20Stands%20Build/IMG_3498_zpse7f754e8.jpg

http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n590/clcwarlock/Studio%20Monitor%20Stands%20Build/IMG_3502_zps6bb9bea2.jpg

mdf Covering top piece during fold and cut

http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n590/clcwarlock/Studio%20Monitor%20Stands%20Build/IMG_3504_zps06efd981.jpg

mdf Covering top piece during fold and cut
http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n590/clcwarlock/Studio%20Monitor%20Stands%20Build/IMG_3505_zps4753b546.jpg

mdf Covering top piece After fold and cut
http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n590/clcwarlock/Studio%20Monitor%20Stands%20Build/IMG_3503_zpsf98c2f48.jpg

clcwarlock
02-12-2013, 09:32 AM
Finished Top
http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n590/clcwarlock/Studio%20Monitor%20Stands%20Build/IMG_3508_zps598cde4a.jpg


Covering the floor\bottom Mdf Piece

http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n590/clcwarlock/Studio%20Monitor%20Stands%20Build/IMG_3509_zps68d257ba.jpg

Bootom Piece completed with Flange and pipe attached and glued - This is when I filled with sand to bring the resonant Freq of the stand lower.
http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n590/clcwarlock/Studio%20Monitor%20Stands%20Build/IMG_3510_zpsc24bedc5.jpg


Left Stand Finished

http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n590/clcwarlock/Studio%20Monitor%20Stands%20Build/IMG_3528_zpsaec40108.jpg
Right Stand Finished
http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n590/clcwarlock/Studio%20Monitor%20Stands%20Build/IMG_3529_zps8c7e7c94.jpg


Recording console with stands
http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n590/clcwarlock/Studio%20Monitor%20Stands%20Build/IMG_3534_zpsb7838feb.jpg


Vocal booth
http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n590/clcwarlock/Studio%20Monitor%20Stands%20Build/IMG_3533_zps26d21986.jpg

themike
02-12-2013, 09:37 AM
AWESOME post man, I love DIY threads! They came out really really nice as well.

rugerpc
02-12-2013, 10:06 AM
http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n590/clcwarlock/Studio%20Monitor%20Stands%20Build/IMG_3528_zpsaec40108.jpg

I absolutely LOVE this!!

I have a couple of monitors that need stands and now I know what I'm going to do...

John Beef
02-12-2013, 10:16 AM
Hahaha, the toilet flange!!! Great idea.

Danerada
02-12-2013, 10:36 AM
Very cool!

Mikegarveyblues
02-12-2013, 12:46 PM
Nice job!

I made my own stands too using Ikea plant pots and carpet tiles. Cheap but fairly effective!

sergiodeblanc
02-12-2013, 12:49 PM
bangin'

clcwarlock
02-12-2013, 09:56 PM
Thanks guys, just one thing to note I did not glue the top so I could swivel it for positioning.

LSchefman
02-12-2013, 10:16 PM
Nice work!