Build your own deckstand/general diy thread

Toejam

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Ive seen threads on other forums bout dudes that have made their own deckstands, good on them! ive seen some awesome stands,and the pre-made shit is way overly priced

Ive designed a deckstand/wardrobe/vinyl storage area for my flat just trying to get the funds together, gonna be the bomb


Im 'technically' a professional varnisher/painter but im skilled in woodwork too


Anyone do a bit of d.i.y too ? any queries chuck them in here
 

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these sort of threads strip me of my masculinity, they really do.. i am far from Bob the Builder , i wouldnt even be able to put a shelf up, a handy man i am not. i always can admire the craftsman, my old mans amazing at anything, he can put his hand to most things. and pull them off to a fairly impressive degree of success.. itd take me alot longer, i want to build myself some speaker stands but im scared of my shitness !! respect jammytoes on your skillz.. post photos of your creations.. same for others, pics or gtfo :teeth:
 

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heres somes pics of my work,my job requires the builders to make it(covered in shit/glue/scratches/dents then i make it good, hence final product







 

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heres somes pics of my work,my job requires the builders to make it(covered in shit/glue/scratches/dents then i make it good, hence final product








MOST SPLENDID.

I'D LIKE TO BUILD A SCHOONER AND SAIL TO THE ISLE OF WIGHT.

BUT I AM SHIT.
 

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WOW, you know the first thing I ever wanted when I was a kid was a saw and hammer and some wood.
Call me strange but when I see those pics I get a little tingle in me tummy. Lovely stuff. You can build that shit but it's the finish that brings out the grain and the texture.
PS: some people got too much money.
 

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MOST SPLENDID.

I'D LIKE TO BUILD A SCHOONER AND SAIL TO THE ISLE OF WIGHT.

BUT I AM SHIT.
Im not a boaty person,but boat builders are considered the best craftsmen you can get, and im learning from from one of the best boat building teams in the world, and painting/varnishing along side them

A schooner you say? id like to be involved in a sirus schooner, holla back
 

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But back on topic, any guys made their own stands? or thinking of it?
 

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I've thought about it. Especially as I am 6"6 I'd like one which was tall enough to allow me to scratch properly.

If I did it I'd want to do it properly. I think I might just start by making some vinyl storage.
 

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My old man made me the phattest custom deck stand. I will try and get some pics to post up.
 

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yeah, I built an effective one for a mate. It's off the floor too so we can jump about during mixes and no issues!

Here's are some pics:


It's not the most glamorous, but it's strong as anything and vibration free!
We weren't fussed about vinyl storage as my buddy has an entire room full. We just needed room for the decks, mixer and our beers.
(We also allowed enough space so that we can fit CDJ's on it if we want)

It's also deep enough that the decks fit nicely, with plenty of room to stash a playlist of vinyl behind the decks and not be tight.
 
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Iv been trying to design something for a couple of weeks now, want to do a fat stand and vinyl storage. But im just waiting till I get some money. Will post pics up of the build when I get round to it tho!
 

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If the shoe fits tbh. (y)

good to see you obeyed a key principle of woodwork TRIANGLES = STRENGTH
 

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Wow! @ ToeJam's woodwork.

I'm ok at DIY, pretty good at decorating, will have a go at most things. In the middle of doing my house up at the mo' but is taking forever. Everything takes longer than you think.
 

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If the shoe fits tbh. (y)
? What do you mean?

good to see you obeyed a key principle of woodwork TRIANGLES = STRENGTH
Well I figured we wanted the stand to cope with being leant on, plus the heavy 1210's and at least 20 records stashed as the back if we wanted.
Best thing is that it's off the floor, although if it ever comes off the wall it's taking the breeze blocks with it! :twisted:

@ D: I think Toejam only did the polishing/varnishing- not the actual woodwork according to his post
;)
 

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ive got a deckstand almost ready, its a bit shoddy at the mo, needs finishing off, bit of sanding, reshaping, filling in holes etc. my mates a car sprayer and he's gonna give it a nice lick of paint for me when i finially get my ass in gear.

my question is to anyone that knows... what is the best product to use to prepare mdf for painting? some sort of varnish or primer.. reckon it will need a few coats to make sure it doesn't soak up all the paint!
 

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if the shoe fits is another way of saying 'if it aint broke, don't fix it'

What I'm saying that it does that job well so don't worry about it. no point glamming up a table if it falls to pieces on you.

Good job (y)
 
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