The final step was add two small strips of wood to the base of each speaker housing so it would sit upright (photo 1), paint the boxes black (photo 2...
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.
Step 1: Gather the supplies
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.
Bio:I enjoy taking a pile of junk and making something unusual out of it. I like wheeled vehicles, and currently own two motorcycles, two electric bikes that I've built, and an electric scooter pushed b...read more »