I love DIY projects. Working with your hands is incredibly rewarding, and can give you confidence to attempt other things in your life that you may be hesitant to try. There is just a sense of satisfaction you get from completing a project from start to finish with just your own skill. I really feel that is what drives a lot of regular DIYers. Another added bonus is that you usually get something useful at the end of all your labor and toil. It may not be something you use everyday, but even getting semi-regular use out of something you repurposed is better than nothing at all. A Reddit user name BarryAbrams is the type of person that would rather take someone else’s trash and turn it into his own treasure, and it sure seems like he hit a homer with his latest project. Check out the great way he repurposed an old pair of Hi-Fi speakers and made something pretty damn spectacular.
These are the speakers in question. Clearly nothing overly special, but still extremely usable nonetheless.
He found the same pair for sale online for only $30. That is an extra $30 that will be going into this awesome build.
Knowing what he wanted to do with the speakers, he made a front cover for them both. As you can see it is one solid piece. Apparently he is going to flip both speakers sideways and make them into one giant piece.
He laid the speakers on their sides and encased them in his wood frame. This allowed the speakers to look and act as one solid structure.
He made sure to add a slot where an amplifier could sit inside the unit.
He had some knobs 3-D printed so everything on the speakers could be controlled from the outside.
It was finally time to put the finishing touches on this project. The first step was some beautiful stain to the surface of the speaker box. It already looks a lot better than the pair he found on the side of the road.
The dark finish on the outside compliments the natural color of the wood underneath extremely well. This thing is definitely starting to take shape.
And it’s finally finished! He found some vintage looking speaker grill fabric and made covers that fit perfectly. He used a piece of trim to hide the amplifier and some vintage looking legs.
He used pieces of wood to make the knobs in order to create a seamless and clean look to the face. They look much more natural and flow with the overall theme of the project much better.
This was a pretty simple DIY project, but the creator was able to create something extremely cool and useful in the end. This piece would be a great addition to any living room or gathering area of the home. It not only looks great, but has function too which is always an added bonus. Though it didn’t show it, apparently Barry was able to add Wi-Fi to the speaker system as well, which I think is pretty awesome. Re-purposing old things should be more encouraged throughout our society. We don’t always need the newest and greatest gadget out there. Sometimes a little elbow grease and an imagination is all you need to re-purpose something old into something modern and functional.