Guys and gals , looks as though I have to build myself a stereo stand . I'm liking this design that a gentleman makes and sells in the USA.
The only thing I don't like is having huge spaces between levels , so I will dado slots where required to keep the space the same between equipment. Larger spaces at the bottom getting tighter as you get to the top where the audio gears height is less .
I found stair case posts made from Alder at Windsor plywood . There 3-1/3" by 3-1/3" and 5' high . I thought they would make for a good start for providing the four corner posts . $70 a pop though. Oak is over $100 a post as they were thinking Alder would be to soft?
Sure hate to make a mistake as I'm dadoing
I want to stain it black , and was wondering how you guys felt about the shelves protruding out from the posts . I was debating to put them flush .
As for shelves , it would cost a small fortune to go with anything solid , so I was going to use 3/4" Baltic Birch plywood for each platform , and have a 2" tall piece of hardwood glued around it to give it a finished look .
The second shelf will have to support an amplifier that weighs 130 pounds , so I was thinking of laminating 2 layers of Baltic Birch for that layer . Otherwise there's really no weight involved .
I was going to do 3/4" a rabbet joint on the hardwood for the outside perimeter of each level , as this way it will support the Baltic birch better .
Was also thinking of using textured black arborite on the platforms and butting the hardwood perimeter up to it , as I'm thinking the BB may be to soft on top ?
Here's an example of what I would like to mimic the design of .
In the bottom pic I have no idea how he pulled this off, as the levels are sunk into the inside corners .
I guess a guy could start off by dadoing the beginning of the cut , hog out some material with a router , then finish off with a chisel?
It looks more refined to me , but also to many man hours , which I'm short of these days , as I have to get my garage/wood shop insulated for Tom .