How to Make Speaker Boxes

How to Make Speaker Boxes

Well-built speaker boxes deliver music and sound in a lossless way. Undermentioned is some information on how to make good speaker boxes.
Techspirited Staff
Last Updated: Jul 2, 2018
Speaker box
Good quality and well-built speaker boxes deliver tunes with the best bass and the most brilliant sound. They are easy to make and can be used in cars and also at your home. 
While making such a box, you need to consider the thickness of the enclosure material. Wood is the most preferred one but it is heavy. Particle board is light in weight and three-quarters of an inch thick. Purchase particle board or wood according to the size of the box you are going to make.
Method 1:
Speaker driver, wood/particle board, wood glue, silicone, carpet, fiberglass and screws.
Step 1: Choose a driver according to the size of the speaker box you want to make. The latter has to be slightly larger than the former.

Step 2: Particle boards are generally preferred as sound vibrates well in it.
Step 3: Six pieces of wood are required for the top, bottom, two sides, back, and front.

Step 4: Cut a circle for the driver, insert the driver into the front panel and screw it in place.
Step 5: Drill holes on the board where you want to fit the screws.

Step 6: Attach the sides of the boxes together with the help of a screwdriver. For the boards to be screwed tightly, select screws that do not have threads at the top.
Step 7: Cover the front part of the speaker with a black cloth for hiding the driver and accessories present inside. Glue or staple the speaker cloth on the wood.

Step 8: Drill a hole in the back panel. Through this hole, you can wire the driver to the outside of the box. This will help you to plug the box to the socket-board present on the wall.
Step 9: Even though the sides of the box are screwed together, glue them with adhesive so that they are held together tightly.

Step 10: Add braces or small wedges inside the box so that the sound remains steady and does not vibrate from the sides. These wedges help the sound to move freely inside the box.
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Step 11: Stuff the speaker box with silicone to avoid the escape of air.

Step 12: For insulation, fill it with poly fill or fiberglass. This will also improve the quality of sound. The amount required depends on the quality and type of sound you want.
Method 2:
Fiberboard, jigsaw, power drill, down spiral bit, router, sandpaper, razor blade, spray glue, screws, silicone, solder gun, solder, and carpet.
Step 1: With a template and pencil, trace the dimensions of the box, six sides, center divider, and fiberboard completely. This will design the pattern of the speaker.
Step 2: Use a jigsaw for cutting the patterns traced on the fiberboard. After the tracings are cut, make patterns where the subwoofer will be installed. With the frame of the grill of the speaker, trace the outer and inner portions of the frame of the subwoofer where you are going to place the speakers.
Step 3: Use a router to route the area of fiberboard between the inner and outer holes. The speaker should flush against the board. Create a 2 inch circular hole on each side panel of the box. After routing the holes, use a sandpaper to smoothen them.
Step 4: Assemble the box using screws, nuts, and washers. Do not assemble the front part of the box. Use silicone at all edges to avoid escape of air.
Step 5: Glue the carpet to the entire box. Spray the glue on the box and at the back of the carpet, and stick the carpet on it.
Step 6: Paste the carpet on the front panel, keeping the speaker outside. Cut out a hole using a razor blade for the speaker connectors.
Black Subwoofer
Step 7: Install the speaker connectors, and seal them with silicone. Solder the wires of the subwoofer, speaker, wire, and connector. This will ensure that the wire stays connected to the speaker.
Step 8: Attach the front panel to the box and push the speaker into it. Finally attach the grill.
Home Cinema Speakers
The methods aforementioned will help you in building speaker boxes without spending much money and efforts. You can now enjoy feet-tapping music in the solace of your home.