I’ve recently been building out my home theater system. One thing that’s always difficult, especially in an apartment without a dedicated TV or home theater room, is where to place your speakers.
Traditionally you’ll wall-mount them or put them on speaker stands. But wall mounting isn’t a good option for me, since all the good walls are too far away or obscured by doors or bookshelves. And stands are out, because they’re prohibitively expensive ($40-100 each) and generally too short to stick up above the back of my couch. Plus I have an overactive cat who gets her thrills by bouncing off of and knocking over things, so normal speaker stands generally aren’t stable enough to withstand her abuse.
So I decided to build my own. What, I thought, is:
* And most importantly cheap