Towards the end of 2014 I’d decided that it was time to give my speakers a place they could call home, a nice set of speaker stands, but after searching online and seeing what commercially availible options there were, I had decided I would design and build a custom pair.
A quick search came up with a plethora of options relating to, size, shape, medium and purpose and after reviewing the choices I settled on a pillar-style design made primarily of wood. There were lots of great builds out there that used beautiful pieces of hardwood for the top and bottom but the aesthetics were then spoiled (in my opinion) with a piece of PVC for the column, so I removed the downpipe from the design and opted for a four sided plywood column.
The base is connected to the top through the column using a long piece of allthread rod (a really long bolt) and secured with a few washers and a nut that’s recessed at either end and the column is filled with sand to help with dampening.
Below are some photographs and short explanations of the process.