How to Build a Speaker box

You can make the  sound of your music with spending excessive money on new speakers. You can actually build and design your version of a custom speaker box. Building your own gives you the chance to make the perfect shape, size and type that fits your individual needs. Here is a short guide on how you can build  speaker box on your own. Continue reading to learn more.

  • Screws
  • Insulation
  • Panels of Wood
  • Speaker Driver
  • Wood Glue

Step 1

Decide how big or small you need the speaker box to be. You can decide on a speaker driver at this step. Then, build a bow the size of your speaker driver. The speaker box will end up being a little bigger compared to the sound driver.

Step 2

Determine which type of wood best fits your needs. Speakers are constructed out of particle board or even a medium density fiberboard. The sound waves vibrate very nicely through woods like these. You will need 6 six sections the wood you choose. They need to be equal in size. An alternative is to buy a big sheet of the wood you want and trim the pieces to size on your own. The sections of wood will be the front and rear, the bottom, top and two sides.

Step 3

First cut a circle in the wood for the speaker driver. Put it on the front side panel. Screw it into the holes located on the sides.

Step 4

Drill the screws in to the board at the appropriate place. Join the sides of the speaker box together with a screwdriver. Use screws that don’t have threads. This way the boards will be securely screwed. Add black speaker cloth to the front side of the speaker drive. Staple the cloth into place.

Step 5

Drill a hole in the rear panel. Use this to thread wiring from the speaker driver to outside. This is where you will plug your speaker into an outlet, later.

Step 6

Adhere the side panels together with wood glue.

Step 7

Place small wedges or braces in the interior of your speaker box. The goal is to have the sound to be constant and steady. You need to prevent it from vibrating inside the speaker box. Use small braces so as not to impede the sound waves.

Step 8

Seal the speaker box. Place silicon in the edges around it.You don’t want air to escape. Fill it  with fiberglass or polyfill as insulation. This will also improve sound quality. The amount of insulation you should use is contingent upon the quality of sound you wish to produce.

Enjoy your new speaker box.

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About the Author: Jason Prickett loves to write about home maintenance and stuff you can do yourself instead of hiring any professional. His step by step guides will assist you in completing your home maintenance tasks.

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