I needed a couple of speakers with a small footprint to go into my office and I figured I'd try out this project. I'd first read about them on 6Moons and it looked fairly straightforward so I jumped on in.
My apologies for the lack of process shots. These came together over several mini-sessions in the shop and my friend's garage and I often didn't have a camera on me at the time.
Many thanks to diyaudioprojects.
Step 1: Materials and Tools
- One sheet of 1/2" birch plywood
- Wood glue
- Table saw (or Home Depot if you're nice)
- Miter saw
- Hole saw
Step 2: Cutting Into Strips
Since these speakers are tall and narrow, you're going to need some clean long cuts for the four vertical pieces. That makes four lengthwise cuts at 4 3/4" and four at 2 7/8".
One option, the best way, is to use a table saw. We didn't have that option easily available so I got it cut at Home Depot where I bought the plywood. Normally, they'll only do a couple of cuts for you, but we convinced them to run all of our vertical cuts for us.
Step 3: Cutting the Pieces Down to Size
2 7/8" wood
4 side pieces - with a 45-degree cut at one side. One side of the wood will be 54 15/16" long and the other will be 57 13/16"
4 3/4" wood
2 front pieces - 53 1/2" long with a 67.5-degree bevel cut
2 back pieces - 58 5/16" long with a 45-degree bevel cut
2 top pieces - 5 1/2" long with a 45-degree bevel cut on one side and a 67.5-degree bevel cut on the other
3 3/4" wood
Trim 2 feet of the 4 3/4" wood down to 3 3/4"
2 vertical pieces - 3 1/4"
2 horizontal pieces - 1 3/8"
Step 4: Inside Pieces
Step 5: Front and Sides
The front piece will line up with the side pieces at the top and should be 1 5/8" shorter at the bottom.
Step 6: Add the Back
Step 7: Cap the Top
Step 8: Attach a Base
Step 9: Cut Speaker Holes
You will also need to cut a smaller hole in the back for the terminal cup.