How To Build Speakers
Need to know how to build speakers? Homemade speakers can be assembled using tools you probably already have at home. The steps to building homemade speakers are very basic and easy to follow. By becoming familiar with the setup process the labor required greatly decreases.
To build speakers you will need:
- Electrician's manual
- Paint brushes
- Carpenter's glue
- Wood screws
- Wood filler and putty knife
- Silicone sealant
- Veneer paint finishing
- X-acto knife
- Contact cement
- With the back piece of the speaker lying flat on the table insert the braces into the empty slot. Placing the back piece of the speaker flat, gives you a clear description of what goes where before any of the braces are already inserted. The braces are shaped exactly how the opposite slot is.
- Match up each side panel with the back piece of the speaker. Each side panel will attach itself to the back by becoming the foundation and holding every thing else together. Both sides of the speaker will need to be put together with wood screws. This tightens both sides which holds the center piece of the speaker together.
- Add the top and the bottom piece. The top piece will be the easiest to attach and will be done last, along with the bottom piece securing the actual speaker. The top piece will not be screwed but will be held together with silicone sealant. This gives the top outside of the speaker a more smooth luxurious look. Same goes with the bottom piece, it does not need to be screwed on, the sealant bond will work just as well.
- Install the front baffle. If you are able to purchase bar clamps it makes the assembly of the speaker much easier. The clamps hold the sides of the baffle aside so that its easier to drill the screws in. Pre-drill all screws with a pilot hole. Nail sets can be used to recess all nail heads below the surface.
- Hook up all wires to the crossover and install into the inside of the cabinet. Take the wires and make sure that they are properly ran through the drivers side. You can also use acoustic damping foam to absorb inside standing waves inside of the cabinet.
- Use T-nuts and machine screws to guarantee the security of the baffle. Using both will secure your speakers at a set place.