Step 1: Making the stereo box
The wood that i used for the box to fit the stereo , cd , ipod player into is a pine board 1x12x8 pine board.I cut the wood so it would be deep enough to carry good sound for listening to music. I cut 2 pieces 27inches long and then ripped them two 10 1/2 inches wide .I then used a router and a 1/2 inch round over bit to router all the edges.
The next step was to cut the board for the face of the radio, which was cut 24inches long by 9 inches wide.
The 3rd step was to cut 2 side boards which were cut 9 inches long by 9 inches wide.
The 4th step was to start assembling the box. l put a light coat of glue on all the mating surfaces and used some small finishing nails to hold it together so the glue could dry.
Step 2: Cutting holes for the stereo and speakers
I decided to put the stereo in the center of the wood face board 2 inches down from the top. the speakers I moved in on each side edge 2 inches and cut the 5 inch holes.