Bamboo Samba

Bamboo Samba


Art K

Project Category:
Bookshelf Speakers

Project Level:

Project Time:

20+ Hours

Project Cost:


Project Description:
 Samba bookshelf speakers with laminated bamboo cabinets.

Design Goals:
 I read that some speaker manufacturers are starting to experiment using bamboo as the cabinet material (e.g., I had some leftover laminated bamboo lumber from a previous project, so I decided to try making speakers using (mostly) bamboo.

Driver Selection:
 Samba kit components.

Enclosure Design:
Used Samba kit dimensions, modified slightly to increase the volume due to additional internal bracing and enclosure panel miter joints.

Crossover Design:
 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:

Part #DescriptionQty.
300-7121Samba MT Bookshelf Speaker Kit with Knock-Down Cabinet1
300-7119Samba MT Bookshelf Speaker Kit with Baffle Only1
260-317Acousta-Stuf Polyfill 1 lb. Bag Speaker Cabinet Sound Damping Material1
260-196Black Perforated Large Hole Crossover Board 3.5×52
260-111Acry-Tech DuraTex Black 1 Quart Roller Grade Cabinet Texture Coating Kit with Textured 3″ Roller1

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