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DIY: Speakers

DIY: Speakers

Anything involving wires usually scares off about half the DIY population. As guys, it’s something that should be embraced rather than feared. We’re not saying you need to get knee-deep in computer parts, but some basic work would be good for you. When it results in a new set of unique speakers too, well that’s just a bonus.

Russian Fire Extinguisher Speakers

You know those old Russian fire extinguishers you have lying around? What, you don’t have any? Well, go find some online or at a flea market and make these speakers that will do zero for saving your burning home but will look sweet in it. (Instructions)

iPod Speakers

You upgraded from that old iPod years ago but haven’t tossed it yet cause it’s an iPod, right? Instead leaving it in your desk drawer, repurpose it into a kick-ass speaker. Obviously, having two would be ideal here. (Instructions)

Altoids Tin Speaker

After you’ve freshened the shit out of your breath, take that Altoids tin and put it to good use. You’ll need a bit of know-how to pull this one off, but the result is a compact speaker that’s perfect for tossing in your pocket and rocking out on the go. (Instructions)

Munny Speakers

Keep the acrylic paint in the drawer and break out your X-Acto knife. Customizing these Munny’s isn’t about coming up with some new outfits, it’s about implanting speakers in their adorable little faces. (Instructions)

Tree Speakers

Looking for a project where you can utilize your woodworking skills and do a bit of landscaping in the process? Here you go. If your design taste happens to be more rustic, these will fit nicely into your apartment. (Instructions)

Old-Time Radio Speaker

Your family isn’t gathering around the radio to listen to a fireside chat any time soon, so why not repurpose the radio your old man has? The instructions here include an easy and a more advanced plan so you can decide where your skills lie. (Instructions)

Jerry Can Speakers

We’re not saying to dump out that bit of gasoline you have left and make a kick-ass bonfire, but we’re not not saying that. Okay, just buy some new Jerry Cans (they’re not expensive) and craft yourself some of these portable music blasters. (Instructions)

Ammo Box Speaker

For about fifty bucks, this speaker will immediately become the coolest thing you own. Designed using an old .50 caliber ammunition box, this DIY project is best left at home and not carried around like an 80’s boombox. (Instructions)

Beer Case Speaker

If you love beer and looking like a broke college student, here is the ideal DIY speaker project. The best part is the work you’ll put in emptying that case. (Instructions)


Outside of loading them up with moonshine, this is the coolest thing we’ve seen involving mason jars. Audiojars are DIY speakers housed in everyone’s favorite underground drink holsters. (Instructions)