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Old 31st March 2008, 12:21 AM   #1
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Default DIY speaker wall mounts for b3s

I have been looking for a sturdy cheap speaker wall mount for my B3S's I DIY and couldn't find any that I felt was worth the price they where selling their plastic for so I designed a set of my own. Mind you these are in the roughed out stage of development and require some serious grinding down and drilling of holes. I wanted to bounce these off of you guys for ideas.

I guess Ill have to widen out the wall base abit so it does not punch through the sheet rock. Im guessing this should hold up 6 lbs. I bent 1/8"x3/4"x3' flat iron bar. The bar costed me $3.50 at loews. If this works it should beat the hell out of what is being sold online.
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Old 31st March 2008, 12:25 AM   #2
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If you noticed that the top and bottom 90* are going to be high stress points you are correct. Im going to double up on stock in these areas.
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Old 31st March 2008, 12:27 AM   #3
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I have to trim the bracket attached to the speaker. I will hold this bracket up with two bolts and the c shaped bracket will have multiple holes drilled so it can be adjustable. The speaker will sit 6" off of the wall.
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Old 1st April 2008, 01:11 AM   #4
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I managed to work on the bkt some this evening. It is very sturdy I think if I put this on some sort of base it will stable diagonal wiggle. Ive been thinking about a finish to put on this bkt. Im leaning to a hammer tone finish in the same color as the speakers. Ill take a ball peen hammer and put dimples all over the bracket. Then I will have to prime and paint. Anyone have any ideas?????? Comments???? Complaints????? Dont be shy.
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Old 1st April 2008, 01:12 AM   #5
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This speaker is just a test box. I added a small piece of concrete inside for more weight just to test bkt over nite.
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Old 1st April 2008, 01:13 AM   #6
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And another view
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Old 1st April 2008, 05:51 AM   #7
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sweet! i can't wait to see the finished product, keep us updated!
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Old 1st April 2008, 09:26 PM   #8
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despotic931 Thanks for the encouragement. I messed around with the finish today by thumping out a test piece. I can see how metal working could be fun. I was abusing a couple pieces of metal just for the fun of it. I used a punch, chisel, piece of concrete, axe, a claw hammer and every one looked different. I ended up liking the plain ole ball peen hammer finish. take a look.
Notice how plain the metal looks comared to the mared finish.
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Old 1st April 2008, 09:28 PM   #9
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Here is a close up.

While walking around in loews I happened across a copper grounding rod and the wheels started turning. I bet I could get a nice ark out of that rod and the bracket attached to the speaker could float along the rod. Not to mention that copper can be varnished. Hummmmmm.
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Old 5th April 2008, 10:36 PM   #10
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Ok I had some time to mess around with my bkts again. I picked up some 2" wide stock to widen the wall base so I wont have to repair sheet rock. I managed to fabricate 3 bases today.
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