Miesian Box Inspired Bluetooth Speaker

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Project by rustednail posted 06-11-2018 11:06 PM 1839 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

You can watch the Youtube Video of the build here

In this video I designed and crafted a Miesian box inspired Bluetooth speaker. This piece combines the timelessness of woodworking and design with modern Bluetooth speaker technology.
The design of this piece takes its aesthetic cues from the simple forms that Modernist architect Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe was known for. Simple lines, simple forms made with beautiful materials. Ash was used for the horizontal surfaces while reclaimed American chestnut and walnut was used for the speaker enclosures. All the electronics were purchased on Amazon for less than $50.
This was the first project that I have ever tried a box/finger joint. In the end it adds a nice touch of craftsmanship to the front face. The walnut feet give a nice and subtle sense of floating while the walnut on the top creates spaces for the button controls and storage for ipads and iphones.

Amplifier board

Power cord


Don’t forget to visit my pateron page to get a alternate voice over in more a how to style for this video

You can watch the Youtube Video of the build here

-- Jeff Burke, Calhoun Ga,

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#1 posted 06-12-2018 06:04 AM

Wow…that’s looks great!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 06-12-2018 02:37 PM

I tried to follow your Amazon links, but they are broken.

Love your design though. I appreciate you sharing this. Is this stereo? Or just mono?

I’m wishing I had some wireless speakers. I’ve got some old PC speakers, but no amp. Suppose I can use them with another amp?

-- Jim, Georgia, USA

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#3 posted 06-12-2018 03:33 PM

Sorry about the links not working…..I updated them so they should be good to go now. I would think you could reuse the old speakers…..the amplifier is real simple plug and play.

-- Jeff Burke, Calhoun Ga,

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