Intro: DIY: Wooden MP3 Soundsystem
This is my first project here on instructables.com, I hope you enjoy it.
Like many other project here I started another MP3 soundsystem, but I hope this project will be different enough because of it style etc.
Step 1: Cutting All the Pieces of Wood
First things first, cutting of the pieces of wood.
This pieces where all founds in the trashcan at work, the plates are from multiplex and the little pieces of wood right below are from hardwood.
Not all was used and not all was here already.
Measurements of some of the pieces are:
- 270x150mm (2 times)
- 150x100mm (2 times)
- 120x100mm (2 times)
- 100x80mm (2 times)
Step 2: Assembley
Next step is the assembly
First drilling the holes with an 3mm drill and then with an 8mm drill.
This way the screws will be a little bit further in the wood, this is necessary in one of the following steps
Step 3: Assembley Part 2
Here you can see the shape of the soundbox, on the first picture you can see the beginning with screws and glue.
On the second picture you can see how it's going to be, only the plate on the top is just to keep the box in shape while assembling all the parts
Step 4: Destroying the Pc Speakers
Here you can see the donor, an old PC speaker with an 2x 5watt amplified system.
Step 5: Testfitting
After the testfit and drilling of the holes where the speakers have to fit in, I started to glue and screw the little hardwood pieces on the inside to assemble the plate that have to come in the middle.
Step 6: Getting the Shape...
Here you can see the shape that I wanted, I used enough glue to fill the gap between the 2 pieces of wood.
Step 7: Getting Closer to the Final Stage
After filling the holes on the outside to get a much smoother surface, I started to use some foil/big sticker to make the soundbox look a much nicer.
When all the foil is on the soundbox, I used a paint burner to let the plastic foil shrink en get a much smoother surface and edges.
Step 8: Getting the Components in Place
And then its time to fit in the speakers and amplifier.
At the back I drilled a hole for the 12v input and audio input, under the soundbox I placed some rubber stickers so the soundbox won't shake on the table.
Step 9: Finishing Touch
The last thing to do is to cover the speakers so it will look very nice at the end :D
I used cheap panty socks and glued them at the back and put them on the soundbox with double sided tape
Step 10: The Result
I hope you liked it and if you have any questions please ask :D
Thank you for watching and please leave a message :D
Note: I come from Holland, so it is possible that my english isn't that good :D