Retro-Mod Speakers Made from Ikea Salad Bowls

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Retro-Mod Speakers Made from Ikea Salad Bowls


If you’ve ever lusted after those iconic B&W Nautilus speakers (which cost a staggering $60,000), you might be interested in this Ikea hacker’s homage to audio gear that no one can actually afford. Using Ikea salad bowls, Damir Paco of Denmark created these unique speakers. To build them, he used three different sizes of the BLANDA MATT bowls and four BAREN coat rack hooks for feet. The structure for the whole cabinet was built using fiberglass. Unfortunately, Damir did not document the build. He’s happy with the results but says the bass response is a little flatter than he would have hoped for.

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. His free weekly-ish maker tips newsletter can be found at

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