Category Archives: Projects

Stereo Cabinet Part 1

This week I started on a new project.  I’m building a new entertainment cabinet for my system.  I’ve used the industrial rack for far too many years and I’m tired of looking at it.  Below is the overall design.  The

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After a day and half, this is what I’ve gotten done so far.  The base has been completed and the drawer slides installed.

The wood strips on top are a jig I built to keep the dowels and camlock anchors all aligned.  I’m building the upper half in a way that I can disassemble it so that I can get it down stairs

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Below is a close up view of the corner detail.

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Dayton Audio Tower Speakers Part 3

Part 3

Well, I finally found some pictures of the construction phase of my speakers so I figure I can now post what they turned out like

Below is the back view of one of the cabinets with a divider between the Woofer and Midrange section.  No cabinet was needed for the tweeter since it was sealed from the back side

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Below is the front view before the front baffle was cut for the drivers.

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Here is a view from the bottom where I left space to access the crossovers.  I left this open after finishing so that I can easily flip the speakers over and work on the crossover.

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Here is a picture after the vinyl wrap was installed and the openings cut out.  I had wrapped the entire cabinet first with the vinyl and then used painter tape to protect the front while cutting it out.

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Here is a picture  from the back side of the completed speaker.  Yes my garage is a mess, not much room to work on it.

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And finally a finished view of the speaker.  By the way this was taken long ago before my basement had been remodeled.  Cement walls are horrible for acoustics 🙂

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And a front view with the covers on.  The covers used a 1″ by 1/2″ thick oak Trim for rigidity while pulling the grill cloth tight.  I would have like to use a router to round over the edges but at the time I didn’t own one.

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