We are independent & ad-supported. We may earn a commission for purchases made through our links.
Advertiser Disclosure
Our website is an independent, advertising-supported platform. We provide our content free of charge to our readers, and to keep it that way, we rely on revenue generated through advertisements and affiliate partnerships. This means that when you click on certain links on our site and make a purchase, we may earn a commission. Learn more.
How We Make Money
We sustain our operations through affiliate commissions and advertising. If you click on an affiliate link and make a purchase, we may receive a commission from the merchant at no additional cost to you. We also display advertisements on our website, which help generate revenue to support our work and keep our content free for readers. Our editorial team operates independently of our advertising and affiliate partnerships to ensure that our content remains unbiased and focused on providing you with the best information and recommendations based on thorough research and honest evaluations. To remain transparent, we’ve provided a list of our current affiliate partners here.

How do I Choose the Best Bookshelf Speaker Stands?

Dan Cavallari
By
Updated May 16, 2024
Our promise to you
EasyTechJunkie is dedicated to creating trustworthy, high-quality content that always prioritizes transparency, integrity, and inclusivity above all else. Our ensure that our content creation and review process includes rigorous fact-checking, evidence-based, and continual updates to ensure accuracy and reliability.

Our Promise to you

Founded in 2002, our company has been a trusted resource for readers seeking informative and engaging content. Our dedication to quality remains unwavering—and will never change. We follow a strict editorial policy, ensuring that our content is authored by highly qualified professionals and edited by subject matter experts. This guarantees that everything we publish is objective, accurate, and trustworthy.

Over the years, we've refined our approach to cover a wide range of topics, providing readers with reliable and practical advice to enhance their knowledge and skills. That's why millions of readers turn to us each year. Join us in celebrating the joy of learning, guided by standards you can trust.

Editorial Standards

At EasyTechJunkie, we are committed to creating content that you can trust. Our editorial process is designed to ensure that every piece of content we publish is accurate, reliable, and informative.

Our team of experienced writers and editors follows a strict set of guidelines to ensure the highest quality content. We conduct thorough research, fact-check all information, and rely on credible sources to back up our claims. Our content is reviewed by subject-matter experts to ensure accuracy and clarity.

We believe in transparency and maintain editorial independence from our advertisers. Our team does not receive direct compensation from advertisers, allowing us to create unbiased content that prioritizes your interests.

Contrary to what the name implies, bookshelf speaker stands are not stands that include a bookshelf. They are, instead, stands that hold up bookshelf speakers, which are small- to medium-sized speakers designed to be placed on a bookshelf. Bookshelf speaker stands allow you to put the speakers in any location rather than just on a bookshelf or other table or raised surface. Choosing the best stands is a matter of finding a sturdy unit that will work with your speakers, and one that is attractive and in keeping with the aesthetic of the room in which the stand will be placed.

One of the most important features of bookshelf speaker stands is the base. Not only does it need to be sturdy, but it also needs to be padded to prevent the base from scratching wood floors or tearing carpets. Many bookshelf speaker stands feature rubber feet that will protect the floor from damage while still keeping the stand itself adequately sturdy to hold up the weight of the speaker. Some stands even feature interchangeable feet, from metal to rubber, to accommodate a variety of flooring surfaces. Choose a stand you think will be sturdy enough to support your speakers, and one that will not damage the floors in your home.

Another good feature to look for in bookshelf speaker stands is a hollow shaft that can be filled with sand for added weight and stability. While some people are wary of such stands because sand can get into electrical components and cause damage, most of these stand models are perfectly safe for the electronics as long as the unit is well-built and stable enough to hold the sand without leaking. Other stands feature other stability systems, so be sure to research each system carefully to find the one that will work best for your needs. Remember to check each stand to find out how much weight it is rated to hold, or how large of a speaker it is designed to support. This may have an impact on the best choice for you.

Remember that cables will be running from your speakers to other components of the stereo or surround sound system, so some bookshelf speaker stands feature cable management systems that keep cables neat and untangled, or even concealed from view altogether. This improves the aesthetic of the stand and prevents unsightly cables from cluttering up the space.

EasyTechJunkie is dedicated to providing accurate and trustworthy information. We carefully select reputable sources and employ a rigorous fact-checking process to maintain the highest standards. To learn more about our commitment to accuracy, read our editorial process.
Dan Cavallari
By Dan Cavallari
Dan Cavallari, a talented writer, editor, and project manager, crafts high-quality, engaging, and informative content for various outlets and brands. With a degree in English and certifications in project management, he brings his passion for storytelling and project management expertise to his work, launching and growing successful media projects. His ability to understand and communicate complex topics effectively makes him a valuable asset to any content creation team.
Discussion Comments
By Izzy78 — On Jul 04, 2011

@TreeMan - That is an interesting comment, because just recently I had some wooden stands made for me.

You're right that the internet and most home electronics stores only have metal stands. I have a friend whose father is a woodworker, and he agreed to make the stands for me. If you know anyone with a lathe, I'm sure they would have the ability to do it. If you don't know anyone with a wood shop, there may be a "freelance" woodworker in your area you could contact.

The basic design is fairly simple, and by having it custom made, you can pick your wood, design, and finish. Best of luck in your search.

By TreeMan — On Jul 03, 2011

Does anyone know a good place to find good, quality wood speaker stands? I've looked all over the internet, and all I can find are metal stands or wooden stands that look weak.

I think the metal stands look really nice, but they just wouldn't work in my house.

Dan Cavallari
Dan Cavallari
Dan Cavallari, a talented writer, editor, and project manager, crafts high-quality, engaging, and informative content for various outlets and brands. With a degree in English and certifications in project management, he brings his passion for storytelling and project management expertise to his work, launching and growing successful media projects. His ability to understand and communicate complex topics effectively makes him a valuable asset to any content creation team.
EasyTechJunkie, in your inbox

Our latest articles, guides, and more, delivered daily.

EasyTechJunkie, in your inbox

Our latest articles, guides, and more, delivered daily.