Bookmatched Bluetooth Speaker with coral inlay

Bookmatched Bluetooth Speaker with coral inlay


Firelight Woodworks

Project Category:

Portable Speakers

Project Level:


Project Time:

20+ Hours

Project Cost:


Project Description:

Portable Bluetooth speaker. Walnut was shopsawn for a four sided bookmatch. The front is Bookmatched Karelian birch burl. The white inlay is crushed coral that I collected on my honeymoon in Bora Bora. Finished with shellac, polyurethane, and carnauba wax.

Design Goals:

I wanted to have something that’s very classy and accents the beauty of contrasting woods. This was a gift for my wife, so the coral inlay was a great way to add some personal nostalgia.

Driver Selection:

MKBoom Speaker Kit.

Enclosure Design:

Stock Kit Specs

Crossover Design:

MKBoom kit

Tips & Tricks:



This was my first speaker project and first time using a vacuum press for veneer. There were a lot of lessons learned, but I was pleased with the outcome.

About the Designer:

I’m a military and law enforcement veteran that uses woodworking as a means of therapy. I love to create new things.

Project Parts List:

Part #DescriptionQty.
300-7166Dayton Audio MKBoom Portable Bluetooth Speaker Kit1

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