On monday a mate and I are going to try and butcher an unsuspecting sheet of MDF into a pair of cheap DVD racks come speaker stands! The idea we have is a sheet of http://www.diy.com/bq/product/product.jhtml?PRODID=75881&CATID=172641 18 or 12 mm cut into 4 strips each 150mm wide and the correct height. we were going to use 2 lengths of dowel rod glued into the Mdf sides for each DVD "shelf" so dvd's lean back at an approximate 15 deg angle (easier to read the titles than straight up) and a solid top a few mm below the top of the sides for the speakers to sit on. we will start with 2 and if it works build another 2 for the rears, Taller and maybe CD's depending on the capacity of the "originals" my limited experience of MDF is that it can break up around the cut edges and sort off flake off. How do we stop this??? How do we make the look not like MDF (without your 800 tonne veneer press, Taz)??? What glue to use??? Stop the edeges, particulary those on the carpet end from flaking??? Make the stable, currently looking at rougly square 150mmx150mm base speakers are small and not too heavy but we want them stable. I thought about some gale spikes from RS £5 a stand Out riggers ugly, Must be WAF!!!!! speaker are sub 2KG each (guess) And are wxdxh 127.5x150x325 mm ish. But the weight is at the top!!!!! Please help as i am really looking forward to some DIY on monday!!!!