I made this stand box for myself a while ago. A few people expressed interest if I were to ever make more...so I did. I've got a few almost ready to go. If you're interested, I just need to know what kind of stand you'll be mounting this on, as that will affect the size clamp I put on it. Actually - I really only need the outer diameter of your stand's center post at the base, between the legs. The American Steadicam stand is 1.75". If that's your stand as well, no need to measure.
The boxes are made of oak plywood, and solid oak at the mounting bracket. The main center compartment is big enough for three Dionic HCs, and the two little side compartments are sized to fit a water bottle, soda, can of beer, whatever. The long front compartment is good for rods, brackets, the slate, girly mags, etc. It's sealed with lacquer.
I'm going to ask for $400 each for this first batch. There is one in the bunch with a couple cosmetic blemishes where I went a little rogue with the router, but the functionality and stability of the box is identical to the rest. I'll take $350 for that one. As a price comparison, the front box that Backstage sells is $380 for the box and the mounting bracket.
Whether I do more after this, I'll have to see. Each one is made by me by hand and takes a fair bit of time to make - something that with two young kids I don't have a lot of these days. My fear is that the price I would have to charge to make it worth the time would be higher than people would be willing to pay. I thought about doing future ones in some really nice solid hardwood. They'd be beautiful, but you'd basically be paying for the aesthetic and craftsmanship, rather than the functionality - something that is unusual for this community. Anyway, I'll see if there's any interest and take it from there.
For now, let me know if anyone would like one of these.
Thanks so much!