EP. 62 DIY WOODEN CUBE SPEAKERS
This project was a fun one. It cost $0 and made good use of speakers and materials that would've been trash. obviously, your project is going to depend on the speakers you have to work with, nut below, I'll give some helpful info to get you on the right track.
MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES:
3/4" Walnut Ply for Face
3/4" Maple Ply for box
Wood Glue: http://amzn.to/2pHOpuO
Minwax Polycrylic (Satin Finish): http://amzn.to/2oS8qK7
If you're upcycling a set of old speakers, step one is to find out what's inside your old cabinet.
Pull out your speakers and keep the wiring in tact if possible.
Use a compass to mark out the holes for the speakers. For small enough holes, a forstner bit is a great option. For larger holes, I'd use a jigsaw.
I cut close to the line but didn't tough it. I used the oscillation spindle sander to sand to the line. You could also use a drum sander attachment to a drill/drillpress.
i put a 45 degree chamfer on the cones as well as the outside of the box once it was finished.
the box is made up of 45 degree miters. This way the grain flows around each corner of the box and makes for a clean look. Make sure and orient your board right before the cut so that the dado is on the inside of the box.
The fastest easiest way to glue up a box made with miters is by using masking tape.
Before I screwed the speakers into the new box, I hot glued them in place, that way they couldn't shift on me. It also let me center them really nicely.
Thanks for looking, if there's anything else I can help with either contact me through email or instagram DM (for a quicker response) @modernbuilds
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