A lot of us know what we want in home stereo speakers. Sometimes, we want something that’s not so easy to find. Instead of searching and stressing for the perfect pair, you can actually make your own home stereo speakers, thanks to Rockler Woodworking and Hardware. The company just introduced a pair of DIY Bookshelf Speaker Kits.
Each of the new kits comes with everything you need to custom-build your very own pair of home stereo speakers—including the audio and electrical components. This way, you can build a set of speakers that perfectly matches your decor or style, instead of always opting for those white and black finishes.
Rockler is making these DIY Bookshelf Speaker Kits available in two sizes, with 5- or 6.5-inch polypropylene cone woofers. Each kit comes with 1-inch silk dome neodymium magnet tweeters, speaker wire, polyfill insulation, connectors and spring clip terminal cups for connecting the speakers to a sound system. The 6.5-inch kit also includes an air tube for each speaker.
Other options include materials such as solid wood and manufactured goods like MDF that is painted or faced with a veneer. The company also sells jigs so you can add joinery details like splines, keys or dovetails. Also, because the wire connectors are secured by crimping, no soldering is required.
“To optimize sound quality, specific interior dimensions for the speaker boxes are recommended, but the exterior dimensions can be customized to meet design needs,” said Rockler Woodworking and Hardware in a statement. “The speaker boxes also can be incorporated in larger cabinets or built-ins, providing a wide range of options for home entertainment projects.”
Rockler Woodworking and Hardware is selling both DIY Bookshelf Speaker Kits now. The 5-inch Bookshelf Speaker Kit (59255) is priced at $149.99 a pair, with the 6.5-inch Bookshelf Speaker Kit (59624) going for $199.99 per pair.