I like to place my poweramps on nonresonant pads which get spiked to the poured-concrete floor. The amps then sit on Herbies-brand Tenderfoot vibration-absorbing feet. (The slightly reddish pads I’m currently using are shelves I made for an equipment rack that is yet to be assembled.)
The most-complex one I ever made is detailed here.
This time, after reading on-and-off for a few years about the acoustic benefits of bamboo plywood over, say, MDF or other woods, I bought a 4X8’X3/4" sheet locally for $190. I ‘designed’ the pads, drew a cutting map, retrieved the ply, and helped cut the 10 pieces. My wood-craftsman/goodbuddy did ALL the fine cutting work; I helped him screw and glue them together. We made two 3-layer pads and two 2-layer pads, the latter as spares. All are 19" wide by 17" deep. TYVM Phil-G!
I love WATCO-brand Danish staining oils, and after experimenting on a remnant, I decided on Dark Walnut, not because I wanted ‘dark’ wood but because the bamboo has a relatively hard, nonabsorbing surface and it took the Dark to put about any color into the wood. Here are a few pics of one pad with one application of Dark Walnut stain. These were taken outside in the shade of the patio.
All above pics but the one darker one were processed with the same foto-development settings, and this forum software reduces color saturation. That is, the pads are more colorful than these pics indicate.
This one was reLeveled to emphasize the different grain colors.
Probably I’ll stain them again, this time with a reddish-walnut version. We’ll see.
I use THREE inexpensive ($7.50 per 4 spikes and inserts) 3/8X2-1/2" spikes from Michael Percy.
http://percyaudio.com/Catalog.pdf …bottom of p. 18.
I’ll post more later.