Calling all Panzerholz Aficionados

This marks my first journey into the Analog domain. My question is for all those who know about the engineered wood material, panzerholz. I'm a digital guy, and over in the digital section, no one seems to have discovered the virtues of panzerholz for digital audio. Hence my journey here, where panzerholz plinths abound. I have some panzerholz left over from my audio stand project and I can't quite decide how to use it. Any suggestions?

Dimensions of panzerholz left over (all 40mm thick):
1. 40" x 8.5"
2. 30" x 9.75"

My ideas:
- platform for my floorstanding loudspeakers (two 18"x15")
- platform for subwoofer (21"x18")
- platform for future additional components (29.5" x 20" (matches two of my other audio stands)

I thought about making bases to screw component circuit boards into, but I don't think I want to get into that mess. After all, my audio stand platforms will all be panzerholz, and all of my components are dampened with Dynamat (where applicable).

Anyway. Suggestions welcome.


I am not sure that your underlying assumption (that lots of us use Panzerholz) is valid. Panzerholz, as you know, is very expensive and very very hard, therefore hard to build with. Moreover, if one uses it to build a plinth one is not necessarily an expert on how else to use it. You might ask Albert Porter for his opinion; he and his carpenter/plinth builder have the most experience with this type of wood.
Heavier is not always better when it comes to platforms. It totally depends on the components and the system. The old Neuance platform felt like it was made of hollow cardboard, but it worked wonders under my Linn LP-12. Yet, when I moved turntable to a wall shelf, a Corian platform sounded much better than the Neuance. You should build a couple of nice platforms in generic sizes and see if they work for you. If not, maybe you can sell them here.
I cut component top weights to reduce resonance for my monitors, DAC etc. Jointed the bottom flat, beveled the edges, light sanding with a Danish Oil finish.
Thanks Maczurak, but I can't see the top weight application taking advantage of the superb absorption characteristics of panzerholz—just it's weight. I think other heavy materials would work just as well for top weights.