Ok folks, here is how you recycle old stereo speakers. I finally got around to doing the second one. Here they are. The cool thing is the speaker covers still attach to hide the contents.
Now, just use whatever tool you need to remove the electronics and face. I used a sawzall and a jig saw. be careful not to cut off the peg holes that hold the removable speaker covers. then put in your shelves.
Also, if you use one to store any kind of components in, cut a 2 inch hole in the back for cords.