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Speaker Stand with Hidden Storage Lake Geneva WI

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.

OneHomeCinema
(847) 838-0604
P.O.Box 642
Antioch, IL
Services
Acoustical Design, Home Theater, Lighting Control, Multi-Room Audio, Multi-Room Video
Brands
Crestron, Krell, Vidikron, Stewart Filmscreen, James Loudspeaker, Sonance, Klipsch, Monster Cable, Bass Industries, Fortress Seating, and Middle Atlantic Racks are our main lines. We are involved in automation of blinds, drapes and shades.
Certifications
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Larry Heuvelman, CGR, CR, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II

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825 Pilgrim Way
Green Bay, WI
 
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2411 S Kensington Dr
Appleton, WI
 
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Madison, WI
 
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3800 Rib Mountain Dr
Wausau, WI
 
Automation Arts, Inc.
(608) 831-5012
3308 Nursery Drive
Middleton, WI
Services
Audio / Video, Home Automation / Systems Integration / Home Networking, Home Theater, Lighting Control, Multi-Room Audio
Brands
Crestron, Da-Lite, Denon, Energy, James Loudspeaker, Liberty Cable, Lutron Homeworks Interactive, Middle Atlantic, Mitsubishi, Monster Cable, Monster Power, Panasonic Phone Systems, Parasound, Request, Runco, Russound, Sonance, Velodyne.
Certifications
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Erik Borgen, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II- Tracey Dunn, CEDIA Certified Professional EST III (Advanced EST), CEDIA Certified Professional EST II- Geoff Eidsmoe, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II- Jason Rogers, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II

Flanders Electric Inc.
(608) 839-4396
PO Box 160
Cottage Grove, WI
Services
Audio / Video, Central Vac, Lighting Control, Multi-Room Audio, Multi-Room Controls
Brands
Russound, NHT, Proficient audio, Denon, Da-lite, Toshiba, Universal remote, Soundquest cables, Lutron Radio RA, Pioneer
Certifications
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Dan Flanders, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II- Matthew Meyer, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II

Suess Electronics Inc
(920) 733-6464
2520 West Wisconsin Ave
Appleton, WI
Services
Home Audio, Authorized Service Center, Design & Installation

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N95 W15915 Richfield Way
Menomonee Falls, WI
 
Audio Emporium
(414) 354-5082
8766 N. Deerwood Drive
Brown Deer, WI
Services
Home Audio, Design & Installation

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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