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QS8 Stands
#279588 11/18/09 06:41 PM
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So, I recently moved into a new place and I'm not allowed to put holes in the walls to hang my QS8s and as I'm once again a poor college student I can't just run out and buy the Axiom FMSQS to put them on. Any good ideas?

I'm an ok woodworker so I had thought about making my own sort of stands but I wonder if I should be using MDF instead of pine for this or if it even matters.


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prototype3a #279591 11/18/09 06:48 PM
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Use what ever wood you think will be easiest to work with, it is not part of the speaker so resonance is not a big concern.


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Re: QS8 Stands
jakewash #279600 11/18/09 07:30 PM
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Acoustically, I agree, it shouldn't matter. If your going to do some nice routed edges, I hate working with MDF and its dust scares me.

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Re: QS8 Stands
Murph #279626 11/18/09 09:29 PM
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Vinyl Spackling is a wonderful thing - as far as repairing holes in walls when you move out?


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Re: QS8 Stands
Murph #279636 11/18/09 09:41 PM
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If you use pine or any other solid wood, just be carefull with the end grains(split out) when you route them, so you should route those ends first for this reason(use a scrap wood backup if needed). MDF is more consistent but as mentioned, you need to be carefull with the dust so use a mask or vacuum while you're routing if possible. You may even find some "ready-made" plaques at one of the B&M stores for a very modest price that may be suitable combined with a wooden frame as a stand. Think of a design like a "hat stand" with a mounting plaque on it but make sure the stand has a stable base since the QS8's are deceptively heavy for their size and will be several feet up in the air.


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Adrian #279638 11/18/09 09:47 PM
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And if you have kids, I wouldn't recommend less than a forty-pound sand bag on the base!


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MarkSJohnson #279640 11/18/09 09:50 PM
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Naaahh! he could build a wall around the base topped with Barbed Monster Wire.


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Adrian #279644 11/18/09 10:16 PM
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Well, no kids or pets so no worries there. I figured I'd just chamfer the edges to sorta match the look of the speakers because well it's easy. Either way, it's looking as if all this may have to wait till I go home for christmas as it seems none of my friends out here have woodworking tools that I can borrow.


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prototype3a #279671 11/19/09 02:18 AM
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Walls were made to put holes in. That's why they aren't made of steel! \:D


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