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Speaker Stand with Hidden Storage Morganton NC

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.

Queen City Audio Video
(828) 437-2494
307 Sanford Drive
Morganton, NC
 
Digital Surroundings, WV*
(304) 536-5090
50 East Main St., Bldg C
Raleigh, NC
 
Sound Profiles, Inc.
(919) 876-8002
6308 Falls of Neuse RoadSte. 150
Raleigh, NC
Services
Home Automation / Systems Integration / Home Networking, Home Theater, Lighting Control, Multi-Room Audio, Security / Access Control / Surveillance / Gate Access
Brands
Denon, Marantz, JVC, Elan, Control4, Berkline, BenQ, Lutron, Music & Sound, AirVac, Russound, Polk Audio, Proficient Audio, RTI, Universal Remote, Samsung, Pioneer, Fujitsu, Sharp, Panasonic, Xantech, Draper, OnQ, Monster Cable,
Certifications
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Michael Cummings, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II

Audio Advice
(919) 881-2005
8621-117 Glenwood Ave.
Raleigh, NC
 
Queen City Audio Video
(828) 437-2494
307 Sanford Drive
Morganton, NC
 
Tri-City Electronics
(828) 464-6198
1124 NC Highway 16 North
Conover, NC
Services
Home Audio, Authorized Service Center, Design & Installation

Audio Video Excellence
(919) 781-9906
8601-R Glenwood Ave.
Raleigh, NC
 
Custom Audio
(252) 453-0241
520 Old Stoney RoadSte. I
Corolla, NC
Services
Acoustical Design, Audio / Video, Home Theater, Multi-Room Audio, Multi-Room Video
Brands
Toshiba, Sony, Samsung, Mitsubishi, Klipsch, JVC, Harmony, Sharp, Dalite, Berkline, Draper, Panasonic, Terk, Delfi and more!
Certifications
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Alan Whitehurst, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II

Bose Factory Store
(919) 989-6830
Carolina Premium Outlets,1213 Industrial Park Drive
Smithfield, NC
 
Best Buy
633 River Hwy
Mooresville, NC
 

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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