Samba bookshelf speakers with laminated bamboo cabinets.
I read that some speaker manufacturers are starting to experiment using bamboo as the cabinet material (e.g., http://forum.ascendacoustics.com/showthread.php?2597-Sierra-The-Cabinet). I had some leftover laminated bamboo lumber from a previous project, so I decided to try making speakers using (mostly) bamboo.
Samba kit components.
Used Samba kit dimensions, modified slightly to increase the volume due to additional internal bracing and enclosure panel miter joints.
Used Samba kit design and components.
Tips & Tricks:
Laminated bamboo is a hard, heavy, but brittle/fibrous material. If your tools aren’t sharp you may get tear-out when cutting.
I bought a full Samba kit and a baffle-only kit. Since I built my own enclosures I could use the MDF from the complete kit to build the extra pieces I need for the second enclosure.
My first speaker project, it came out better than expected and sounds great even using a small Bluetooth Class-D tube amplifier.
About the Designer:
I am a (very) casual hobbyist woodworker. This was my first DIY speaker project.
Project Parts List:
|300-7121||Samba MT Bookshelf Speaker Kit with Knock-Down Cabinet||1|
|300-7119||Samba MT Bookshelf Speaker Kit with Baffle Only||1|
|260-317||Acousta-Stuf Polyfill 1 lb. Bag Speaker Cabinet Sound Damping Material||1|
|260-196||Black Perforated Large Hole Crossover Board 3.5×5||2|
|260-111||Acry-Tech DuraTex Black 1 Quart Roller Grade Cabinet Texture Coating Kit with Textured 3″ Roller||1|