DIY Studio Monitor Stands By CLCWarlock Part 1

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  1. clcwarlock

    clcwarlock New Member

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    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

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    MDF Layout with Saw

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    MDF with 4 inch pipe Toilet Flange

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    drill and counter sink holes for flange
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    drill and counter sink holes for flange with bolts in it
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    mdf Covering top piece
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    mdf Covering top piece during fold and cut

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    mdf Covering top piece during fold and cut
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    mdf Covering top piece After fold and cut
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  2. clcwarlock

    clcwarlock New Member

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    DIY Studio Monitor Stands By CLCWarlock Part 2

    Finished Top
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    Covering the floor\bottom Mdf Piece

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    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.
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    Left Stand Finished

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    Right Stand Finished
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    Recording console with stands
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    Vocal booth
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  3. themike

    themike New Member

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    AWESOME post man, I love DIY threads! They came out really really nice as well.
     
  4. rugerpc

    rugerpc A♥ hoards guitars ♥A
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    I absolutely LOVE this!!

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

    John Beef Opaque

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    Hahaha, the toilet flange!!! Great idea.
     
  6. Danerada

    Danerada Goatee Practitioner

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    Very cool!
     
  7. Mikegarveyblues

    Mikegarveyblues Cream Crackered

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    Nice job!

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

    sergiodeblanc Get in, loser, we’re going shopping.

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  9. clcwarlock

    clcwarlock New Member

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    Thanks guys, just one thing to note I did not glue the top so I could swivel it for positioning.
     
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