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Did you end up with a spare box of scrap hardwood flooring? Make a set of floor standing speakers with it! Skill level Intermediate - advanced woodwo...
Have your speakers ready to check sizing. Match wood grains if possible. Stagger the pieces to give the joints more strength.
Using wood glue and clamps glue pieces together. Set them aside to dry. Stack them on a flat level surface.
If your scrap pieces have nails or screws now is the time to remove them now.
Cut all the pieces to size. (Speaker components will vary, so measure twice cut once)
There are many types of wood joining techniques. (http://www6.district125.k12.il.us/teched/Images/WoodJoints.gif) I went with a dado wood joint. It w...
Depending on the speaker components you buy, the manufacturer will suggest the layout. Here I'm using a tmm setup. (Tweeter/Mid/Mid)
The easiest way to cut circles is with a plunge router and circle template. I scored an open box plunge router for $30 bucks. The circle template I ha...
Cut the speaker holes out. To achieve different depth cuts (set the depth gauge on your plunge router) This allow for the speaker to sit flush with ...
Cut out the hole for the speaker inputs in the back panel.
With everything cut out, it's time to assemble everything. before gluing the pieces together, I like to do a quick test fit. to see if the dado joint...
I decided to try a transmission line style of speaker. This was done by creating series of internal baffles that reduce in size as it reaches the port...
I will be painting the front and back MDF panels black before mounting the speakers. I have left the sides open to do all the wiring and stuffing.
Mask everything you don't want painted. Lay down some paint.
Add foam/batting to provide baffling to eliminate standing waves.
Screw your speaker components in and run your wiring. Using liquid nails, adhere the side panel. (Rest it on the glued side, the weight of the speake...
Cut out some feet and mount them to the bottom.
Pic 1 Using some 3/4"x3/4" scrap lengths and circular router offcuts. Pic 2 Create the speaker cover frame using glue and nails. Pic 3 The circular ...
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