After Reddit user Teredo had to get rid of his old tower speakers because of his three cats, he set out to find something that was much smaller and lighter, but would still meet his listening needs. With no luck, he stumbled upon a DIY audio technology forum and found a project that he wanted to try out for himself.
It should come as no surprise that the first step in building his very own speaker system included a quick shopping trip to…IKEA? That’s right, Teredo was able to transform four salad bowls from the Swedish furniture store into an awesome pair of stereo speakers.
To make a pair of speakers, Teredo needed two bowls for each one, costing him about $11 per bowl.
To attach the speaker heads, he needed to saw off the bottoms of two of the salad bowls.
He then sanded all the edges of the bowls.
He attached a binding post to the back portions of the soon-to-be speaker. These would house all the loose wires.
To make sure everything would line up perfectly, he test-fitted the speaker heads.
With epoxy used to glue the bowls together, the speakers were finally starting to take shape.
After a four-month search for the perfect speaker legs, he finally settled on these drawer knobs.
All that was left to do was to give the speakers a fresh coat of paint.
When the paint dried, he was able to reattach the speaker heads to the bases.
You would never guess these sleek and modern speakers were made out of salad bowls.