I like big speakers because, well, they look cool. However, with the advent of small satellite speakers, you don't really see that many large tower speakers anymore. I recently came across a pair of tower speakers which were burnt out, but otherwise looked perfectly fine. It would have been a shame to throw out these monuments to acoustic technology, so I decided to get creative...
I also had an old DVD player and some DVD's just laying on my bedroom floor, so I thought to myself, "What better place to put them than inside a tower speaker?" That's when the mashing began and this instructable was born. I modified the DVD player to fit in the speaker (retaining all of its functions) and installed 3 shelves for the DVD's. I also put the speaker face on hinges, to make the DVD's both hidden and easily accessible. The finished product is shown in the picture below.
On another note:
This instructable will guide you through my "creative" process, from start to finish. In my case, I decided to make the speakers into a fully functional DVD player with 3 hidden DVD shelves (see pic 1). However, this project is definitely open to modification. I suggest that the reader keep their mind and imagination open while reading, because there are so many possible variations of this project. For instance, instead of a DVD player, you could mash up a stereo receiver or a cable box with the speaker and use the shelves to store hidden valuables, books, or old VHS tapes. The possibilities are only limited by your imagination and any extra electronics you may have lying around.
Step 1: Materials
Here are some of the things which you will need to attack this project:
Things to be Mashed Up:
Tower Speakers (the bigger the better!), DVD player, DVD's, About 2 sq ft of wood (I used some drawers from a dresser my neighbor was throwing out)
Drill, Saw, Sander (optional), Measuring Tape. Clamps (if you have them)
Wood Glue, Screws, Hinges, Magnetic Door Catch (optional), duct tape