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Custom Made Speaker Stand

     
 

Model SS-N: Big Column Natural
Price: $25.00,
Shipping: $12.00

Starting as low as $25 for a custom made stand. Before ordering please read the item listing for clarification about what is being sold and the ordering process.

Custom made speaker stands for your music studio, home theater, audio/video installation, and anywhere a custom stand is desired.

Beautiful Alder natural hard wood is used, a feature found in higher quality furniture. Different wood colors are available. This is an upgrade from cheaper stands made of fiberboard, particle board, low grade plastic, thin metal, glass, plywood, soft pine/cedar woods, and other materials. These stands provide a healthier alternative to MDF and other composite materials with offgassing and toxicity issues.

Stands have a clean modern look. Stand design scales from mini desktop size to large floor size. The large column provides excellent stability. The open back column provides easy cable management. An enclosed column can be ordered. All wood construction resonates and reflects less than metal stands, providing a more accurate listening experience.

The finish is a multiple step process using high quality professional coatings, not plastic laminate, house paint, or other low budget coating. The resulting look is nice, not cheap. A range of finish options are offered to acccomodate budgets and needs.

Small size stands can handle up to 20 lbs or more depending on stand size. Medium size stands can handle weight up to 35 lbs or more depending on stand size. Large size stands can handle weight up to 50 lbs or more depending on stand size. Stands that handle larger weight can be special ordered.

Price is for one basic stand.

Made in USA. Some assembly required.

 

** SPECIAL **

Order a custom stand today and get 10% off the total stand price. Use the savings toward other options, such as larger stand size and upgraded finish!

 

STAND GALLERY

Below are example stands with various customizations that can be ordered.

This is a custom made, made to order item, not pre-made or standard size. Listing price is for one basic stand. Orders that go beyond the basic stand limits will be an additional cost. See the customizing section for more information. Before ordering please read the ordering, shipping, and payment sections in the listing below.


Height: 8 in
Top Plate: 7 x 11 in
Bottom Plate: 9 x 13 in
Refined Edges, Walnut A Color, Enhanced Plus Finish


Height: 12 in
Top Plate: 11 x 15 in
Bottom Plate: 13 x 17 in
Cherry A Color

Height: 10 in
Top Plate: 15 x 13 in
Bottom Plate: 17 x 15 in
Monolith Column, Refined Edges, Low Sheen, Enhanced Finish

Height: 14 in
Top Plate: 7 x 8 in
Bottom Plate: 8 x 9 in
Refined Edges, Cherry A Color, Enhanced Plus Finish

Height: 8 in
Top Plate: 6 x 7 in
Bottom Plate: 6 x 7 in
Monolith Column, Flush Bottom Plate, Low Sheen

Height: 6 in
Top Plate: 6 x 6 in
Bottom Plate: 6 x 6 in

 

POSSIBLE STAND USES

  • Audio speakers
  • Center speaker
  • Tradeshow/Special Events
  • Art and collectibles
  • Plant and flower display
And much more, your imagination is the limit.

 

ABOUT CUSTOM MADE

Custom made is a limited production item, not a mass produced product. Cost is generally higher because of the lack of mass production and optimized distribution. Ordering custom made is like hiring a contractor to do work for you. It takes several days of skilled labor to make a custom item to your specifications. Shipping carriers do not discount much for small volume shipping. Cost is not being subsidized by a foreign government like is occurring with many imported products. When you buy this item, you support the local economy, you promote the general welfare of the society.

What makes custom made better? Price is not the only measure of value, otherwise everyone would simply buy the cheapest product available. With custom made you have the value of the custom size, better quality, healthier materials, good workmanship, and a nice looking finish. Having the right size item for your needs, no compromises, is peace of mind. In a work environment, custom made can help increase your productivity. With custom made, you can get something that is unique and cannot be bought as a mass produced item.

 

CUSTOMIZING

This is a custom made, made to order item. Stands are sold individually. Each stand has a column, a top plate, and a bottom plate.

Customizing starts with a basic stand, then customizations can be ordered at an additional cost.

The basic stand price is the price of this listing. The basic stand is as follows:

Stand Height 3 - 6 inches
Plate Front 2 - 6 inches
Plate Side 2 - 6 inches
Column Standard
Edge Treatment Standard
Wood Used Alder
Color Natural
Sheen Medium
Finish Quality Standard

Orders that go beyond the basic stand limits will be an additional cost. Prices for various customizations are provided in this listing for purposes of estimating cost.

If you are unsure about what to order, please contact and describe your situation, and suggestions will be provided. There is a help guide in the listing below that can assist you in determing the stand size.

If you woulld like help determining the total price, please submit a proposed order with request using the order template from the ordering section below, and pricing will be provided.

Looking for a customization not listed here? Please inquire about possibility and pricing.
 

Stand Height

The following stand heights can be custom ordered. Pricing is provided for estimating cost.

Stand Height Price Shipping
Up to 6 inches Included Included
Up to 8 inches Add $4 Add $1
Up to 10 inches Add $8 Add $2
Up to 12 inches Add $13 Add $3
Up to 14 inches Add $18 Add $4
Up to 16 inches Add $23 Add $5
Up to 18 inches Add $28 Add $6
Up to 20 inches Add $33 Add $7
Up to 22 inches Add $38 Add $8
Up to 24 inches Add $43 Add $10
Up to 26 inches Add $48 Add $12
Up to 28 inches Add $53 Add $14
Up to 30 inches Add $58 Add $16
Up to 32 inches Add $63 Add $18
Up to 34 inches Add $68 Add $20
Up to 36 inches Add $73 Add $22
Up to 38 inches Add $78 Add $24
Up to 40 inches Add $83 Add $26
Up to 42 inches Add $88 Add $28

Larger stand heights are available by special order.

Stand height is the total stand height, measured from the bottom of the bottom plate, to the top of the top plate.

Small size stands can handle up to 20 lbs or more depending on stand size. Medium size stands can handle weight up to 35 lbs or more depending on stand size. Large size stands can handle weight up to 50 lbs or more depending on stand size. Stands that handle larger weight can be special ordered.

Manufacturing tolerance is 1/8 inch.
 

Plate Front

The following plate front sizes can be custom ordered. Pricing is provided for estimating cost.

Plate Front Price Shipping
Up to 6 inches Included Included
Up to 7 inches Add $2 Add $1
Up to 8 inches Add $4 Add $1
Up to 9 inches Add $5 Add $2
Up to 10 inches Add $6 Add $2
Up to 11 inches Add $8 Add $3
Up to 12 inches Add $10 Add $3
Up to 13 inches Add $13 Add $4
Up to 14 inches Add $16 Add $5
Up to 15 inches Add $20 Add $7
Up to 16 inches Add $24 Add $9
Up to 17 inches Add $28 Add $11
Up to 18 inches Add $32 Add $13
Up to 19 inches Add $36 Add $15
Up to 20 inches Add $40 Add $17
Up to 21 inches Add $45 Add $19
Up to 22 inches Add $50 Add $21
Up to 23 inches Add $55 Add $23
Up to 24 inches Add $60 Add $25
Up to 25 inches Add $65 Add $27
Up to 26 inches Add $70 Add $29
Up to 27 inches Add $75 Add $31
Up to 28 inches Add $80 Add $33
Up to 29 inches Add $85 Add $35
Up to 30 inches Add $90 Add $37

Larger plate front sizes are available by special order.

The front dimension is the side-to-side dimension (across the speaker front). The side dimension is the front-to-back dimension (along the speaker side).

It is possible to order different top and bottom plate sizes. The plate size customization is determined by the largest plate size. Customization price covers both top and bottom plates. For example, if you order a 12 x 12 inch top plate and a 14 x 14 inch bottom plate, the "Up to 14 inches" plate size will cover both plate sizes.

Material thickness varies depending on stand size, ranging from less around 1/2 inch to 3/4 inch and more. Generally, the larger the stand the thicker the material used for the plates.

Number of assembly holes varies depending on stand size, ranging from 1 hole for small plates to 4 holes for larger plates.
 

Plate Side

The following plate side sizes can be custom ordered. Pricing is provided for estimating cost.

Plate Side Price Shipping
Up to 6 inches Included Included
Up to 7 inches Add $2 Add $1
Up to 8 inches Add $4 Add $1
Up to 9 inches Add $5 Add $2
Up to 10 inches Add $6 Add $2
Up to 11 inches Add $8 Add $3
Up to 12 inches Add $10 Add $4
Up to 13 inches Add $13 Add $4
Up to 14 inches Add $16 Add $5
Up to 15 inches Add $20 Add $7
Up to 16 inches Add $24 Add $9
Up to 17 inches Add $29 Add $11
Up to 18 inches Add $34 Add $13
Up to 19 inches Add $40 Add $15
Up to 20 inches Add $46 Add $17
Up to 21 inches Add $53 Add $19
Up to 22 inches Add $60 Add $21

Larger plate side sizes are available by special order.
 

Column

The following column types can be custom ordered. Pricing is provided for estimating cost.

Column Price
Standard Included
Custom Add $10 + 20% Stand Height & Smallest Plate Size Price
Monolith Add $14 + 40% Stand Height & Smallest Plate Size Price
Plateless Subtract $10 + 45% Column Size Price

Columns have (3) sides by default, where the column back is open. An enclosed column can be custom ordered. This customization makes a column with (4) sides, instead of the standard (3) sides. This is to make a stand that can be viewed from all sides. Price is $12 + 25% stand height & smallest plate size.

Stands with very small plate sizes, such as 2-5 inches,  may have a solid column instead of a open column.

Below is description of the different column types.

Standard Column

This is the default column option. The standard column size is approximately 2/3 the smallest plate size, both in the front and side dimensions. For example, if the smallest plate size is 9 x 12 inches, the standard column size will be around 6 x 8 inches.

By default the standard column has (3) sides. If one desires a (4) sided column, then order the enclosed column customization.

Below is example of a standard column.

 

Custom Column

This option allows one to specify a column size other than the standard column size. The minimum column size that can be ordered is 1/4 the smallest plate size. The maximum column size that can be ordered is 1 inch smaller than the smallest plate size. For example, if the smallest plate size is 8 x 12 inches, the minimum column size is 2 x 3 inches, and the maximum column size is 7 x 11 inches.

By default the custom column has (3) sides. If one desires a (4) sided column, then order the enclosed column customization.

If one wants a column size that goes to the edges of the top plate, then choose the monolith column option.

 

Monolith Column

This column customization provides a monolithic, large column look. The column is made the same size as the top plate. The top plate is made flush with the column instead of detachable.

By default the monolith column has (3) sides. If one desires a (4) sided column, then order the enclosed column customization.

The smallest bottom plate size that can be ordered is 1 inch larger than the top plate size.

If one would like the bottom plate the same size as the column, an attached bottom plate can be custom ordered. Price is $12. Bottom plate will be made flush with the column instead of detachable, like the top plate.

It is possible to order a monolith column without a bottom plate. For this customization there is a discount of $5 + 30% of the top plate size customizations. Example pricing, If the top plate is 12 x 12 inches, then the without bottom plate customization willl be minus $5 and minus 30% of the "Up to 12 inches" plate size.

Below are examples of a monolith column with bottom plate.

Below are examples of a monolith column without the bottom plate option.

Below are examples of a monolith column with the attached bottom plate option.

 

Plateless Column

This column customization makes a stand that is only a column, without top and bottom plates.

By default the plateless column has (3) sides. If one desires a (4) sided column, then order the enclosed column customization.

This customization has a discount of $10 + 45% of the column size price. The column size is the stand height and equivalent plate size. Example pricing, if the column is 12 x 12 x 12 inches, then the price will be minus $10 and minus 45% of the "Up to 12 inches" height and "Up to 12 Inches" plate size.

Below are examples of a plateless column, with and without the enclosed column option.


 

 

Edge Treatment

The following edge treatments can be custom ordered:

Edge Treatment Price
Standard Included
Refined Add $16

Below are examples of edge treatments:


Standard

Refined

The standard edge treatment lightly rounds edges to remove edge sharpness. The refined edge treatment substantially rounds edges to provide a more refined look and feel. The amount of roundover for the refined edge treatment varies depending on material thickness for good looks.
 

Front Cover

A front cover can be custom ordered. Price is $12. Default color is natural. If a different color is desired a color can be custom ordered.


Front Cover

 

Tilted Top Plate

A tilted top plate can be custom ordered. Price is $15. Tilt angle is around 5 degrees by default. Plate tilts backwards. Tilt angle can be specified if you desire a different angle. Tilt angle is approximate. The stand height is measured to the highest part of the tilted plate.


Tilted Top Plate

A back support can be custom ordered. Price is $5. If a back support is ordered, the top plate side dimension should be larger so that the speaker sits centered on the column and not pushed forward because of the back support.


Tilted Top Plate
With Back Support

 

Wood Used

Currently Alder is the only wood choice available.
 

Color

The following colors can be custom ordered. Pricing is provided for estimating cost.

Color Price
Natural Included
Pecan Add $15 + 15% Front & Side & Height Price
Oak A
Oak B
Maple A
Maple B
Cherry A
Cherry B
Walnut A
Walnut B
Mahogany A
Mahogany B

Below are examples of available colors:


Natural

Pecan

Oak A

Oak B

Maple A

Maple B

Cherry A

Cherry B

Walnut A

Walnut B

Mahogany A

Mahogany B

Natural color is the natural color of the wood.

This is a natural wood product. Wood grain and color can vary with each piece of wood. Option colors are approximate. This variance provides each stand with character and a unique look.

Looking for black or white color, or a finish that hides the wood grain? Look at the model SS-E Big Column Modern listing. It is similar to this model but offers black and white colors, and the option to hide the wood grain for a smooth opaque look.
 

Combination Color

A combination color can be custom ordered. For example, you can make the top and bottom plate color different than the column color. You can also change the front cover color. The combination color price is 75% of the total ordered color customizations. Example pricing, if the stand top and bottom will be mahogany color, and the column will be maple color, the combination color price will be 75% of the maghogany color customization and the maple color customization.

Below are examples of color combinations of top and bottom plates, column, and front cover:

 

Sheen

The following sheens can be custom ordered. Pricing is provided for estimating cost.

Sheen Price
Low Add $12
Medium Included
Unfinished Subtract 10% Stand Price

Medium sheen is similar to a satin sheen. Low sheen is close to a natural flat look. Low sheen looks best with the natural color.

Unfinished is bare wood that has been prepared for finishing. If the unfinished sheen customization is selected, natural will be the only color available. For the finish quality, you have the choice of either standard or enhanced plus. You will get all the features of the finish quality that are applicable to an unfinished stand. For this customization discount off the total stand price will be made.
 

Finish Quality

The following finish qualities can be custom ordered. Pricing is provided for estimating cost.

Finish Quality Price
Standard Included
Enhanced Add $14
Enhanced Extra Add $20
Enhanced Plus Add $20 + 15% Stand Price




Standard Finish
  • This is an entry level, respectable basic, utility finish
  • When a nicer finish is not needed
  • Good choice for lowest cost, most rustic look
  • Has a higher tolerance for finish defects than the enhanced finish quality
  • Surfaces are not as smooth as the enhanced finish quality
  • Rustic knotty style Alder wood is used
  • Wood imperfections such as knots and crevices are left untreated, for a rustic look

Enhanced Finish

  • This improves upon the standard finish
  • Extra layers of coating are used
  • Work is done to make outside surfaces smoother
  • Wood is selected and oriented for good looks
  • Additional attention to detail is made
  • Work is done to enhance wood color
  • Work is done to lower finish defects
  • Rustic knotty style Alder wood is used
  • Wood imperfections such as knots and crevices are left untreated, for a rustic look

Enhanced Extra Finish

  • Wood imperfections such as knots and crevices are filled
  • Extra layers of coating are used
  • Work is done to make outside surfaces smoother
  • Wood is selected and oriented for good looks
  • Additional attention to detail is made
  • Work is done to make joinery of top and sides flush
  • Work is done to lower finish defects
  • Rustic knotty style Alder wood is used
     



Enhanced Plus Finish
  • This is a more refined enhanced finish
  • Wood with a low number of imperfections is used
  • Wood imperfections are filled
  • Extra layers of coating are used
  • Work is done to make outside surfaces smoother
  • Wood is selected and oriented for good looks
  • Additional attention to detail is made
  • Work is done to enhance wood color
  • Work is done to lower finish defects
     

The standard, enhanced, and enhanced extra finishes provide a rustic look. The enhanced plus finish provides a refined look.

Example pricing, the enhanced plus finish option will be $20 plus 15% of the total stand price, including all ordered customizations such as stand height, plate size, column, and other.

The amount of wood imperfections of the rustic knotty style Alder wood can vary depending on the batch of wood obtained from the distributor, sometimes the wood has few imperfections, sometimes many. The knots of the rustic style Alder wood typically has splits. 

 

GUIDE TO DETERMINING STAND DIMENSIONS

Please note, this stand model looks best when the top and bottom plates are square or nearly square. With elongated plates in the side dimension, skinny columns may result. Elongated plates in the front dimension can work, such as a stand for a center speaker. For speakers that are long in the side dimension, other stand models may be a better match.

How to determine the stand height

At the speaker location, raise or lower your speaker with books, magazines, or similar, until you achieve an optimal speaker height. You then measure the height to the bottom of the speaker. Rounding to the nearest 1/4 inch is accurate enough.

How to determine the top and bottom plate sizes

Measure the front and side of the bottom of your speaker without any front grill or panel attached. Rounding to the nearest 1/2 inch is accurate enough.

For the top plate, subtract 1 inch from the measured dimensions. For the bottom plate, add 1 inch to the measured dimensions. Here is an example: If the speaker bottom measures 9 x 10 inches, the top plate will be 8 x 9 inches, and the bottom plate will be 10 x 11 inches. For larger speakers one may want to subtract 2 inches for the top plate, and add 2 inches for the bottom plate. For tall stands, or stands that need more stability. one may want to add additional inches for the bottom plate.

To help with the design process, one can make paper cutouts of the plates and column to get a visual idea of what things will look like.

This is only a guide. You can determine your own dimensions within the dimension limits.

 

COMMUNICATION

To make inquiry please send email to the following email address:

 

ORDERING

To order, please send email with order request, containing the model number, stand dimensions, and selected options, to the following email address:

You can use the template below and insert the stand dimensions into the '()' placeholders.

Model SS-N Big Column Natural
Quantity: () Stand(s)

Stand Height: () inches
Top Plate Size: () Front inches x () Side inches
Bottom Plate Size: () Front inches x () Side inches

Column: ()
Edge Treatment: ()
Wood Used: (Alder)
Color: ()
Sheen: ()

Finish Quality: ()
Other: ()

The stand dimensions and other details you provide will indicate what customizations have been ordered. If weight handling is a concern, please include the weight amount that will be placed on the stand and order will be checked to see whether the default material thickness will be sufficient.

Please double-check your order to make sure the stand size, finish quality, and other ordered customizations are what you intend to order.

Follow up will be done to finalize the order and arrange for payment. Once payment has been completed your order will be added to the next production batch.

The front dimension is the side-to-side dimension (across the speaker front). The side dimension is the front-to-back dimension (along the speaker side).

 

SHIPPING

Shipping price is for within the continental USA.

Shipping for each additional stand is discounted 1/3 off the single stand shipping.

This is a custom made, made to order item, and manufactured upon demand. There can be up to a 30 day delay before item is shipped. Orders are done in batches, not individually. Current turnaround time is 20-30 days.

Shipping price includes transport costs, shipping box, packing materials, packing labor, and drop off with carrier. Because this is a custom made item with many possible configurations, often custom packing has to be done and custom shipping boxes made.

In the listing, some of the item price is included in the shipping price so that prices can be simple and easy to calculate. I do not hide shipping costs in the item price like many sellers do. As an individual doing small volume shipping, transport costs are typically 2-4 times more than what large corporations such as Walmart and Amazon pay. Because this is a custom made item with many possible configurations, to keep things simple, the shipping price is an average flatrate based upon previous shipping costs.

For larger stands, when shipping locations are long distance or remote, an additional shipping charge may be added to help cover transport costs.

Shipping to Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico, and APOs is available, but size and weight restrictions apply. Please inquire for more information.

 

PAYMENT

PayPal payment accepted with conditions. Buyer must have "confirmed" address with Paypal and have item shipped to this address. NO EXCEPTIONS.

Other payment methods accepted include USPS money order, and cashiers check from a bank with a local office in Tucson, Arizona.

For local pickup, Paypal is not available as a payment option.

 

 

 

 


Example Stand

This is a custom made, made to order item, not pre-made or standard size. Listing price is for one basic stand. Orders that go beyond the basic stand limits will be an additional cost. See the customizing section for more information. Before ordering please read the ordering, shipping, and payment sections in the listing below.


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Natural Color

Color Options

 




Standard Finish

 




Enhanced Plus Finish

 

BUYER FEEDBACK

  • "Very nice!!! Totally worth the wait. Nicely packaged and good status updates."
  • "Wonderful job well worth the wait. Thanks"
  • "absolutely gorgeous! custom stands with attention to detail. perfect match!"
  • "Great quality!"
  • "As advertised!"

 

STAND GALLERY

Below are example stands with various customizations that can be ordered.

This is a custom made, made to order item, not pre-made or standard size. Listing price is for one basic stand. Orders that go beyond the basic stand limits will be an additional cost. See the customizing section for more information. Please read the ordering, shipping, and payment sections in this listing before placing an order.


Height: 14 in
Top Plate: 6 x 7 in
Bottom Plate: 8 x 9 in
Monolith Column, Maple A Color

Height: 24 in
Top Plate: 6 x 8 in
Bottom Plate: 8 x 10 in
Enclosed Column

Height: 10 in
Top Plate: 7 x 5 in
Monolith Column without Bottom Plate

Height: 30 in
Top Plate: 6 x 6 in
Bottom Plate: 8 x 10 in
Enclosed Column, Unfinished

Height: 24 in
Top Plate: 14 x 11 in
Bottom Plate: 17 x 14 in
Refined Edges, Cherry A Color, Enhanced Plus Finish

Height: 18 in
Top Plate: 11 x 11 in
Bottom Plate: 11 x 11 in
Enclosed Column, Refined Edges, Walnut A Color, Enhanced Finish