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Speaker Stand with Hidden Storage Gatesville TX

Don't you love hearing great sound with your movies at home? A pair of these oak stands puts today's small speakers at the ideal height—3 ft. above the floor. We've built cabinets under the speakers that hold a total of 60 DVDs behind secret doors. And we've tucked the speaker wires out of sight—they run inside the stands.

Home Theater Solutions
(817) 996-2184
3317 Redstone Dr.
Arlington, TX
Services
Acoustical Design, Audio / Video, Furnishings, Home Theater, Multi-Room Audio
Brands
ARCAM, Stewart Filmscreen, Tannoy, Triad, United Leather Seating, JVC, Infocus, Sharp, Niles, Lutron, Polk, PMI, Vutec, Onkyo, Marantz, Samsung, Netstreams, Nexus Audio, Nevo, Universal Remotes, DVDO, Panamax
Certifications
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Mark Hudgens, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II

Custom Electronics, Inc.
(512) 454-8824
2112 Rutland DriveSte. 160
Austin, TX
Services
Audio / Video, Home Automation / Systems Integration / Home Networking, Home Theater, Multi-Room Audio, Security / Access Control / Surveillance / Gate Access
Brands
Elan, Klipsch, Sony, Yamaha, GE, Dirt Devil, HAI
Certifications
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Nolan Corgill, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II- James Pratt, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II

Electronic Interiors
(972) 380-8720
4545 Westgrove Drive
Addison, TX
Services
Home Audio, Design & Installation, Appointment Only

Best Buy
(214) 250-5939
8720 State Hwy 121 Ste 112
McKinney, TX
 
SARA International Inc.
(713) 988-1522
10516 Katy Freeway
Houston, TX
 
Architectural Electronics
(713) 465-6333
1732 W. Sam Houston Parkway
Houston, TX
Services
Home Audio, Design & Installation, Appointment Only

Fry\'s Electronics - S. Houston
(832) 200-3300
11565 S.W. Freeway 59
Houston, TX
 
Bose Factory Store
(512) 864-7118
Round Rock Premium Outlets,4401 N IH-35
Round Rock, TX
 
Custom Electronic Systems, Inc.
(214) 351-1920
9990 Monroe DriveSte. 218
Dallas, TX
Services
Audio / Video, Home Automation / Systems Integration / Home Networking, Home Theater, Multi-Room Audio, Telephone Systems
Brands
Denon, Phillips, Panasonic, On Q, Channel Plus, DVDO, Harman Kardon, JBL, Monster, Niles, Onkyo, Optoma, Panamax, Peerless, Russound, Sharp, Xantech
Certifications
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Edwin Childs, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II

Best Buy
(512) 990-4699
19000 Limestone Commercial Dr
Pflugerville, TX
 

Speaker Stand with Hidden Storage

Speaker Stand with Hidden Storage



Don't you love hearing great sound with your movies at home? A pair of these oak stands puts today's small speakers at the ideal height—3 ft. above the floor. We've built cabinets under the speakers that hold a total of 60 DVDs behind secret doors. And we've tucked the the speaker wires out of sight—they run inside the stands. 



Start with Straight-Grained Wood
Wood selection makes all the difference in this project. Straight-grained pieces emphasize the stand's simple lines. Wild or angled grain is distracting, but often it's the norm in oak. No problem. If you don't mind wasting some wood, you can make your own great-looking straight-grained boards. Begin by selecting boards for the stiles and rails. You don't need many. It doesn't matter what angle the grain runs at in these pieces, as long as some of it is straight. Save the parts of these boards with really wild grain for the frames (K) and top (P) since their faces don't show. Rip the boards at an angle that follows the grain (Photo 1). Use the new edge to cut your stiles and rails.

PHOTO 1:
Straight-grained wood complements the simple lines of this project. This simple jig with toggle clamps lets you rip straight-grained pieces from ordinary boards.

PHOTO 2:
Cut grooves in the rails and stiles to hold plywood panels and splines. The rails are very short and unsafe to hold by themselves, so push them with a shop-made jig (Fig. B).

Rail, Stiles and Panels
The storage cabinet is basically four frame-and-panel assemblies with similar stiles and rails. They are grooved to hold plywood panels  (G) and splines (E, F). The splines join each assembly. We'll use a standard blade to cut the grooves, rather than a dado blade, because 1/4-in. plywood is usually undersized.
1. Rip and crosscut the stiles (A, B) and rails (C, D). Hang on to your offcuts to use as trial pieces when making the grooves. Note that the stiles are two different widths. The back has two narrow stiles; the door has two wide ones. The sides have a narrow stile in front, a wide stile in back.
2. Cut the plywood panels (G) and use leftover scraps to make splines.
3. To make assembly easier, use sandpaper to slightly round the edges of the panels.
4. Select and mark the best-looking side of each rail and stile as its face. Place the face against the fence each time you cut a groove. That way, any slight variations in wood thickness will create uneven joints on the inside rather than the outside of the speaker stand.
5. Set your blade to 1/4-in. cutting depth and set your fence 1/4 in. from the blade. Cut one kerf in some trial pieces and every stile and rail (Photo 2; Fig. A, Detail 1 ). Move the fence and make a second pass in one of the trial pieces. Use a spline to check the fit of the groove. The spline should slip in easily, allowing room for glue. Adjust the fence if necess...

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