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post #1 of 2 Old 04-26-2013, 10:11 AM Thread Starter
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Putting Together Some Speaker Stands

So I'm working on some speaker stands for my living room. I have most everything cut, planed and glued, and now I'm trying to figure out the best way to put them together. I was trying to avoid using just screws (from top going straight into end-grain) as these stands will hold speakers of about 10 lbs each, and I've heard screwing into end-grain can be weak.


I was thinking of maybe a large mortise and tenon going halfway through the top and bottom platforms, or perhaps even treating the column as one big tenon and cutting mortises to fit? With some countersunk screws for good measure?

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I think any of those would work (including just using screws), but if you're worried about the shelf or standing leaning once the speakers are on them you could add some small gussets at the base as well as under the shelf. If it were me, I'd probably just mortise the whole post maybe 1/2" into the shelf and the base, and then use screws.

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