DIY Project: How to Build Custom Speaker Cabinets

DIY Project: How to Build Custom Speaker Cabinets

Range Govindan
Jun 9, 2009

Speakers come in all sorts of sizes and shapes.The important thing isn't how they look, but how they sound. Some of the more expensive ones can cost as much as a house. That being said, it's also possible to cut down on speaker costs by deciding to make your own. Remember that anything you build will be the same quality as something from the store costing ten times as much!

Noah has been building his own custom speakers for about 10 years now. He says that it's one of the most rewarding, straightforward and cost-effective DIY activities out there. He also mentions that some of his speaker projects can be completed in a weekend while others can take years. Prices to assemble your own pair start at around $100 going up to a few thousands of dollars. Regardless of how much money you plan on spending on your speakers, you'll likely build something that will sound as good as a commercial product that's worth 10 times the cost.

Noah's Instructable covers the entire building process, from sourcing components, to trips and tricks, to exotic and inspiring finishing options that are available to anyone wanting to try out this project. His Instructable is a 25-step way of creating your own speakers. It's pretty thorough and filled with resources. Like most projects, it's probably best to start small and work your way up. There are enough details in this guide to make your own high-end speakers. It all comes down to the quality of the components. We really liked this guide. Since making a speaker is pretty straightforward, it makes us think that a lot more people should try this out before spending a lot of money of off-the-shelf merchandise. [via Instructables, photos by Noah W]

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