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      Speaker Stands from tree trunks

      Go green Speaker Stands, salvaging the gifts from nature

      The Vardah cyclone uprooted several trees in Chennai.
      A very old Guava and a Neem tree near my office got uprooted and I managed to salvage its trunk for DIY speaker stands.

      Since I do not possess any professional carpentry cutting or shaping tools or even a working table, I just used nails, a hammer and a couple of haxa blades to get the job done.
      Got the trunk cut to size from a saw mill near my place.

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      Tree trunks: Free from nature's fury
      Other wood items: used the remnants from an old project
      Trunk cutting cost: Rs. 200
      Nails: Rs. 50
      Time taken: An hour or so for each stand
      Outcome: A little crude, but rock solid, heavy and 100% functional
      Modifications pending: Some finishing touches like wood varnish etc. to make it more appealing and adding good quality spikes in place of the plastic bush I have used now for better decoupling and stability.

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      gkannan; nicely done brother. As you highlighted, some finishing touches like wood varnish and quality spikes will make a lot of difference in the look as well as performance wise aspect.

      Neem and Guava trees are rock solid, however very much underrated. They can definitely give any other tree (Teak or Rosewood) which we usually use for wood works a run for their money.


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      Wow! Great effort gkannan sir, very creative.

      You should get it dark polished by a carpenter/painter with Kusum(Red) Chapra, the final result will turn out really good. Also get hold of spikes from diyaudiocart.
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      Quote Originally Posted by bamaboy View Post
      Wow! Great effort gkannan sir, very creative.

      You should get it dark polished by a carpenter/painter with Kusum(Red) Chapra, the final result will turn out really good. Also get hold of spikes from diyaudiocart.
      yeah will get some good quality spikes
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      Quote Originally Posted by gkannan View Post
      The Vardah cyclone uprooted several trees in Chennai.
      A very old Guava and a Neem tree near my office got uprooted and I managed to salvage its trunk for DIY speaker stands.
      Your DIY spirit and Creativity is indeed awesome.
      One basic question : Can anyone just pick up the uprooted tree from the public area ?,

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      Quote Originally Posted by Nomad View Post
      Your DIY spirit and Creativity is indeed awesome.
      One basic question : Can anyone just pick up the uprooted tree from the public area ?,
      These two trees that fell were in my office neighbours compound and he was more than happy to part with them.
      Even now lots and lots of axed tree branches and axed tree trunks are lying on road margins all over Chennai.
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