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Old 02-04-2013, 01:55 PM   #1
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I got wood...

...ambrosia maple and zebrawood you sick bastards!

To go alone with my new 2 channel system, I am building a new audio rack.
My wife told me it had to be "pretty".

So after many trips to several hardwoods suppliers, I decided on zebrawood for the shelves and ambrosia maple for the legs.

Step One:

Ambrosia maple legs


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Zebrawood shelves


Step Three:

Make some cuts and fit the puzzle together in a manner that will hold audio gear


This is just the first tier.
The plan is to make 2 more identical units and then use 2 as the base with the third as a bridge in the middle between the lower 2.
Then my 2 channel system's sub will reside in the gap between the 2.

The first tier is all glued up and pinned/clamped (using black walnut dowels to pin it all together).
I will do the finish sanding tonight and post up another pic.
The bottom of all of the legs will have black chrome isolation cones on them with the tops of the legs having a divot that the cones fit into.
The whole unit will be configurable as the bridged unit or stacked or 3 seperates. I like options.
Each unit is going to measure 21" wide x 16" deep x 12.5" tall (with iso cones in place). The spacing between shelves is 8.5".

Anyway, just thought I would share.
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Old 02-04-2013, 02:16 PM   #2
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Very nice looking stuff. Interested to see how it turns out.
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Old 02-04-2013, 03:21 PM   #3
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Outstanding, looks great.

P.S. How come when I try something like that one leg is always shorter than the others, LOL
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:14 PM   #4
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Nice Nice!
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Old 02-05-2013, 02:03 PM   #5
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How much does this stuff go for?
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Old 02-05-2013, 07:22 PM   #6
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Outstanding, looks great.

P.S. How come when I try something like that one leg is always shorter than the others, LOL
This is because you need to stop counting your fingers to figure out the tape measure. By the time you get to the third leg you have probably chopped another one off and it just doesnt add up when you did the first three legs with 5 fingers and the last one with 4.
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Old 02-06-2013, 12:37 PM   #7
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How much does this stuff go for?
I bought the 12 legs I would need total for $32.95.
Depending on its thickness and width, the zebrawood can range anywhere from $12 a board foot to $25 a board foot.
(1 board foot is typically equal to a 6"x12" section of wood) But thickness is a very important factor in pricing. The piece I got was long enough for 4 shelves and a single width of 16". That made it VERY sought after and drove the price up. I paid $21.99/board foot for the 16 inch wide piece and then $12.99/board foot for 8" wide pieces. I have roughly $200 in zebrawood.

Then the walnut dowel I will be using the pin with is $2.36 for a 3' long 1/2" piece.

Isolation cones are black chrome and are around $25 for a set of 4. $75 there.

I have already been offered $250 for the first tier which I turned down.
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Old 02-06-2013, 06:39 PM   #8
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Once your done ZLT you can start building my new entertainment center.
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Old 02-16-2013, 11:22 PM   #9
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I don't even consider myself a mediocre carpenter compared to my buddy who has built literally millions of dollars worth of high quality one off furniture.

And him and his brother have a business building massive log cabins completely by hand/with hand tools.

My work looks amateurish to some of his stuff.

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First coat of tung oil is on...




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Old 02-17-2013, 01:52 AM   #10
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Nice skills, hehe.
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Old 02-24-2013, 09:54 PM   #11
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Not completed...got about 2 or 3 months before I put the final top coat on but for now, I set everything up. Just waiting on my second Adcom amp to hook everything up.

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Old 02-26-2013, 01:31 PM   #12
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looks good, goes well with the floors!
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Woah! Those are way smaller then I imagined from the first photo. I love it. Awesome stuff. Does the table that's balancing on the top have any sort of "connection" to the table it's on? Just curious if one wayward hip bump could cause the TV to fall.
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Woah! Those are way smaller then I imagined from the first photo. I love it. Awesome stuff. Does the table that's balancing on the top have any sort of "connection" to the table it's on? Just curious if one wayward hip bump could cause the TV to fall.
From the OP

The bottom of all of the legs will have black chrome isolation cones on them with the tops of the legs having a divot that the cones fit into.

you can see then in the photo's

Looks great, you have a nice skill there
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Old 03-12-2013, 01:39 PM   #16
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From the OP

The bottom of all of the legs will have black chrome isolation cones on them with the tops of the legs having a divot that the cones fit into.

you can see then in the photo's

Looks great, you have a nice skill there
Good catch, sir. Missed that (obviously).
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Old 03-18-2013, 12:41 PM   #17
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Yup. They fit snug together. I was more worried about the lower stands getting levered up from the extra weight in the center...but now with both amps in the racks, won't ever happen.

I am very pleased with the results...now to just let them gas out so I can lacquer the **** out of em! LOL
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Old 03-18-2013, 04:43 PM   #18
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Lacquer or French Polish
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:48 PM   #19
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Going to do automotive grade clear lacquer. The tung oil gave me the desired coloring...now I want it to be rock hard and shiny. Hehe.
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Old 03-24-2013, 07:27 AM   #20
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It will be interesting to see how the lacquer interacts with the toung oil.
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