Miscellaneous New+speakers+003

Published on May 25th, 2009 | by Jules Yap


Shoe box speakers

Mike hacks this handsome set of speakers from a shoe cabinet. Sounds like a great way to turn waste into wonderful.

He says, “I had no further use for the Ikea shoe cupboard (name unknown) but really liked the birch veneered panels and realised that they would make a great match with my Hi-Fi unit and Benno CD/DVD storage. I therefore decided to make a pair of speakers using Fostex FE83e units , and the Fostex DBR design. I wanted to preserve the panels as untrimmed as possible to save the nice veneered edges, so needed to do a little work with a spreadsheet to calculate revised sizes, retaining the overall design volumes. Some work with a saw and glue, and some carpet underlay, yielded the pictured speakers. You can see that they match the colour and style of my other Ikea items very well – and they sound great, especially now they are powered by a Sonic Impact T amp.”


Can I hack the Merlion?
Last week I had a marvellous time meeting a hacker, Luthien. It’s strange that it took me almost 3 years to finally meet a hacker face to face. We had teh tarik (pulled tea), great conversation, a leisurely stroll through Ikea pointing out stuff that are potential hacks, rounding it up with hotdogs and ice-cream. I had so much fun and am kinda itching to meet more hackers, to make up for lost time. Hah!

So … my next stop is the Lion City. This is especially going out to all you hackers (and non-hackers. It’s ok, I still love you) lurking in Singapore. I’m going to be in your city from Tuesday (26th) for a week and if you’re game to come up for air, shoot me a mail at ikeahacker (at) gmail (dot) com. And yeah, what else to do ah, besides Orchard Road and the usual tourist traps?

Merlion photo by Wolfgang Sladkowski

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- Dudero speaker stand
- PS Cart speakers

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Anyone who sews will love this ironing board
Tip: Parallel mounting for a Deka wire

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Jules Yap

"I am Jules, the engine behind IKEAHackers and the one who keeps this site up and running. My mission is to capture all the wonderful, inspiring, clever hacks and ideas for our much loved IKEA items".

8 Responses to Shoe box speakers

  1. Jules says:

    Thanks for the great Singapore ideas. May go for one of the walks. Will definitely eat a lot. Will go for a jog at the botanical gardens. And shopping, of course. :)

  2. Anonymous says:

    go to the ikea over at tampines. largest outlet. with courts(electronic store) and giant(supermarket) within the same area. good time to come. great singapore sale!!!

  3. Anonymous says:

    I second the Maxwell’s Hawker Centre – best chicken rice in Singapore! The night safari is awesome as well.

    Also, Little India is a must.. Mustafa’s is one of the most fantastic stores ever.

    I really love exploring the City by bus – it’s cheap and airconditioned!

    And of course, you have to stop by the IKEA!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Eat! A lot! =) Go to East Coast Park and stroll along the beach, then eat at Jumbo or No Signboard Seafood restaurants. Must also go to Maxwell’s Hawker Centre for Hainanese Chicken Rice (just look for the long queue during lunch hour) and drink sugar cane juice to keep your cool in this hot weather!
    For good buys (clothes, shoes, etc), Tangs & Robinsons at Orchard Rd are having a sale already. Whee!

  5. Anonymous says:

    do visit the marina barrage and the henderson waves too!:)

  6. Wilson says:

    welcome to sunny singapore!
    weather has been warm (very HOT if you are coming from somewhere cooler) recently. so take lots of water if you are going for any of the above mentioned walks or the zoo.

  7. Istvan says:

    You definitely have to see the zoo and the botanical garden, they’re amazing! At least for a central-european guy, like me.. :)


  8. Anonymous says:

    I would recommend the Night Safari instead of (or in addition to) the zoo.
    Also try to join one of the Singapore walks (http://www.singaporewalks.com/)I particularly enjoyed the Secrets of the Red lanterns in Chinatown. It has nothing in common with the touristic and boring traditional guided tour. It’s so much fun.

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