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Internet radios are great!  Even though I have and affinity for the old AM radios, they just can't match the massive selection of music (bluegrass!!) and news available on the internet.   I hooked my internet radio to a pair of computer speakers, and I like the little system a lot.  Since it sort of looked out-of-place, however, I decided to take on a project to make it look somewhat vintage.  This instructable is focused on building new speaker housings -- later on my plan is to modify the radio to match the speakers.
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Step 1: Gather the supplies

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I began by measuring the existing computer speakers, and then found a pair of oval pressed cardboard boxes at a craft store that the speakers would fit in.  These boxes are inexpensive -- I think I paid about $4 US for each of them.

Step 2: Make things fit

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Next, I made a shelf at one end of each box for the speaker to rest on, and added side supports to keep it centered.  The cut-out at the back (shown in the 1st photo) allows for the wires to pass out the rear of the housing.

Step 3: Prepare for the grill

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I then cut out openings in the lid of the boxes for sound, and an additional opening in one of the lids to allow access to the volume and balance controls.  I also added three screws around each lid to fasten the lid to the rest of the box.

Step 4: Make the grill

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Using some 1/8th inch thick plywood, I made speaker grills for each box (photo 1), then I stained them (photo 2).  The vertical bars on the grill were cut from a piece of 1/4 inch square wood that I bought at a craft store (photo 3).

After the stain had dried, I used polyurethane on all the wooden parts.
Winged Fist3 years ago
Knife141 - I just purchased a retro vintage radio on eBay which would go perfectly with these speakers! You might want to look into a "Thomas Collector's Edition Radio," on eBay, (they come in a bunch of different styles), and using the case for your internet radio...
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knife141 (author)  Winged Fist3 years ago
I may have to make a case like that. I like the style. Thanks for posting.
Winged Fist3 years ago
Great job! These are really nice looking speakers which certainly look like a throw-back to a bygone era. I think these might qualify as "Dieselpunk," or maybe more specifically "Decopunk." I also like the way you have repurposed the old Singed sewing machine table.
knife141 (author)  Winged Fist3 years ago
Thanks for the kind words! I got the idea from looking at photos of old speakers on google. I still need to tackle a housing for the radio. Thanks for the comment.
Knife141 – A quick Google search for "Art Deco Radio" brings up a host of possibilities... You might want to consider something similar to this Walter Dorwin Teague Radio, which would lend itself nicely to a case for the type of radio you have in the picture.

I would also suggest taking a look at the work of Jeffrey Stephenson. HIs amazing Art Deco computers might give you some ideas for a radio cabinet which would suit these fine speakers.