Originally Posted by dave1109
DefQon & wingtsun, very nice stands, lots of nice work you've done there !
Thanks all. It's not as much as you might think. The trick is selecting a nice soft wood which is not too difficult to sand. I then use an electric sander. This is the one I have:
With that you do most of the hard work sanding down branch stubbs etc.. Best tip is to select a log that has a nice shape and then just smooth it down. That way you're keeping the organic look of the log and your work sanding is kept to a minimum. Once you've got it relatively smooth you can change over to two light grits of sand paper to get it exactly how you want it. Once you're happy you need something like this:
which will protect it and allow you to clean it if anything splashes on it. I use the same stuff for our oak kitchen worktop surfaces. Probably need to apply a couple of times as it soaks into the wood and impregnates it whilst also highlighting the grain nicely. Takes a few hours to completely dry but once done it no longer smells and the surface of the wood remains natural and matte.
All in all it's cheap and you get a one-off headphone stand that looks as good as any $100 stand you'd buy in the shops, IMO.
Edited by wingtsun - 7/6/13 at 1:38am