A set of great surround speakers is a wonderful thing to have, but if you don’t want to drill into the walls to mount them, you need another option. You could go out and try to find speaker stands that fit your speakers and space, or you can build these adjustable ones from IKEA parts for a few bucks.
The beauty of these speaker stands is that they can be used to mount just about any type of speaker (as long as it’s not too heavy) and the stand can go anywhere you want. Just mount your speakers onto the wood as if it were a wall, and place it where you want it in your living room. Over at IKEA Hackers, Australian reader Pkumar outlines the parts he used to build the stands:
Inspired by the posts in the AV section, I set out to make my own stand and it came out well within Budget.
Instructions are simple – Screw the Adils on the Lack Side Table. This makes the base (wide enough so that the speaker does not topple over.
The Stolmen provides the mounting brackets to attach the Adlis legs to the centre of the Lack table body. The legs are height adjustable, so you can make the stand as tall or as short as you need to. Then you mount the Laiva Shelf on the leg and mount the speaker to the shelf. That’s all there is to it.
Hit the link below to see more photos of the stand in action and read more about how pkumar made it all work.
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