Recycled Furniture Turned Into Speakers


When you can't find reclaimed wood online you have to make your own. These speakers are built from wood and particle board reclaimed from furniture bought on Craig's List. The bulk of the components are from JBL 2500s from the 1980s and Made in the USA. I replaced the tweeter with a Dayton Audio DC28F-8 1-1/8" Silk Dome Tweeter from Parts Express. They sound fantastic! Here is a video with more information and some audio.

The front panel is made out of cherry that was reclaimed from an Ethan Allen bar console. This is some of the best cherry I have worked with. The rest of the speaker is particle board from a coffee table veneered in Cherry.

This is my first attempt at veneering and I did OK. There are some issues if you look closely (see pics). But it does not affect the sound. As a result I am selling these for a huge discount. Please let me know if you have any questions.

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