Finishing my speaker stands was wonderful. I can have my garage back for parking autos. This project was not without its issues and the project did bring up some what ifs. Like I wish I would have included the sub woofers into this stand.
I originally painted one of these stands with kilz black satin and it did not look good so I had to resand and paint with rustoleum satin black. Notice the color of the rustoleum satin black diy b3s next to the kilz satin black stands.
nah Im not close to Airline Hwy. I am in east br thou.
All the new houses in BR look alike.
I put these stands outside for three hours to harden paint and pollen covered them. Bad time of year to keep things clean. It took all day to clean the garage of all the black overspray. It was a mess.
Im not sure if youve seen my 5.1 system I built for my home gym but Ill include a picture.
My next project will be a small entertainment center for the gym (nutmeg) and a credenza type piece (black) for my bed room.
These pieces will be made of solid ash.
I would like to match the nutmed paint with some stain for the small entertainment center. I tried to make my own stain by spraying a can of paint into a container and adding mineral spirits to thin then applied to the ash then wipe off but that did not work.
For the credenza piece Id like to try the black aniline dye with dead flat clear lacquer. I saw Joe L use it on his speaker project and it really looked nice. My only concern is would it penetrate ash enough to get the dark look Im after.
Seattle has the right humidity to feel like BR all you have to do is open up a container of motor oil and set it ablaze to get the smell of BR. What city in its right mind would put a petroleum plant in the middle of the city? I guess thats what our politicians call intrastructure. The plants get all the people feeling ill so they keep the medical fields busy. On a positive note Baton Rouge did get a new cancer treatment machine to experiment on the public.
I wish I would have built these instead of the b3s project. http://www.zaphaudio.com/audio-speaker19.html
Hi-Vi W5 / Vifa D27SG15
My only problem is that I have to wall mount my speakers in the gym and the living room. It sort of limits what I can build. My living room is so accustically unfriendly and space limited I was sort of domed from the start. I ended up just purchasing a http://www.klipsch.com/products/details/quintet-iii.aspxklitsch set up with a http://www.klipsch.com/products/details/synergy-sub-10.aspx sub. Considering the small size of these speakers I must say they do the job. Had I found a design online like them I most certainly would have diy a set up. My confidence low and the amount of available diy small HT speaker designs online I bit the bullet and purchased a BB special.
I ate at uncle o's seafood for lunch and drusillas seafood tonite wow It was good. I would miss the seafood if ever i left louisiana. I guess you have a nice selection of seafood in seattle.
Im building a credenza to match these speaker stands. This piece will support my 48" projection tv. I had to have it raised 1'4" so I could use the tv in my bed room. Long story tv swapping at its finest. I am building this piece out of mdf to keep cost down because it will be a throw away after the tv fails. What use would a 1' 4" credenza have besides what Im using it for.
Slow going today. I wrestled with the router I have on my router table. The motor screws vibrated loose. A bit got stuck into the chuck and the router table hole was to small for the round over bit I wanted to use so I tried to dremmel it bigger. That turned into a hassle all in itself.
I managed to put on my trim work and prime the inside of the credenza. This thing is really getting to be heavy. Hope I can lift it after Im finished adding mdf.
I finally get to glue the top onto this credenza. Notice that I recessed the top to accommodate the wheels on the projection tv that will go on this piece. Last thing I need is the tv to roll off of it after I went to all this trouble.
I finished my sealer coats. I sprayed on two coats of Kilz then I sanded piece smooth. I then sprayed one more coat of Kilz. I will spray three coats of rustoleum primer then sand smooth again. That spray can handle is a life saver on my button finger.
OK Im through sanding primer. There is point where you have to say its good enough. Id be here till christmas sanding if I wanted it perfect. Speaking of christmas I managed to bring a little xmas cheer to my day. I ran out of brown paper and had to resort to my wrapping paper stock. Guess I shouldnt have grabbed the disney paper. To late.