So I needed a headphone stand....
Jun 25, 2008 at 4:07 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 38

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The makings....

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Getting to work....

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Making up the wood trim wherever I can....

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It comes together for the first time....

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Next up: Finishing.....

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Jun 25, 2008 at 4:21 AM Post #3 of 38

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Wow, I can definitely see the potential! You must have a lot of cans to need a stand of that magnitude. Can't wait to see the finished product
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Jun 25, 2008 at 4:40 AM Post #4 of 38

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I wanted a nice / exotic looking wood finish. But how to achieve that with Home Depot catch as cacth can pine bits? I figured I'd try a faux finish and see how it turned out....

Painted with rattle cans....

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Then with some bold grain added with artists oils....

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Then a series of glazes....

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It still looks rough but it's getting there...

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Then I hit it with two or three shades of tinted poly until I hit a color I liked.....

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And it ends up like so....

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Back to the metalwork....painted a metallic gray and holes tapped in the back to add cable hangers....

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Covering the hanging posts with leather....

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And all put together...

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I like the way the wood turned out if I must say so myself....

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Total cost? About $170 in materials and a weekends effort.

Joe
 
Jun 25, 2008 at 4:48 AM Post #6 of 38

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WOW!! That is beautiful! You've got some serious talent, Sanderman.
 
Jun 25, 2008 at 4:51 AM Post #7 of 38

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That's some handiwork!! And love your headphone collection as well!!
 
Jun 25, 2008 at 5:18 AM Post #12 of 38

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Am I the only one who would've loved to see the copper be polished instead of painted? Actually, I think it would've looked the best as you had it in one of the pictures, most of it painted but with the ends polished (and without the wood).

I like wood, but feel it's a bit played out in headphone stands. Nice work all the same, and I'm sure it looks even better in person. Matches the Grados well, that's for sure.
 
Jun 25, 2008 at 5:54 AM Post #15 of 38

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must admit, that looks really bad at the start, but crap the finished product is very very nice.
 

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