Okay, so two days ago this happened.
That’s my phone.
It was almost like slow motion when it fell. I was standing at the front door in the dark, trying to find the key to the front door and simultaneously holding the mail, a drink from McDonald’s, the straw wrapper from the car, my purse and a book tucked under my chin.
And as I turned key over key over key over key and shifted my stash and shifted again….
….something gave way.
I was so hoping it was the straw wrapper.
When I heard the clank and crash and clatter of the phone, I still wasn’t worried.
I’ve had an i-phone since 2010 and never really had a crack before.
Until I saw this.
Please cry for me Argentina.
(picture of what a cracked i-phone looks like in a wood speaker)
I’ve spent the last two days in denial and trying to pretend that cracked phones are a thing and playing music in my new wood speaker that my brother made for me for Christmas.
He told me when he gave it to me that it looked like my house.
You just turn the phone on and put it into the wood opening and it plays the music over the room.
No electricity needed.
Here’s a few more details if you want to make your own.
Let’s start with the overview of the phone.
It’s about 10 inches by 5 inches and it has three boards put together to form the box (more on that later).
There are holes cut out for the speakers and a place for the phone.
Here’s a view from the top so you can see the three boards together.
That tiny opening is so important, because you have to line up the phone with the opening, or the speaker won’t work.
You can see the notch cut out for the phone and how it relates to the other boards.
Here’s the view from the bottom.
The two outer boards are 1″ x 5″ x 10.5″.
The center board is 1″ x 5″ x 10.5″ with a notch cut in the center to allow for the opening.
To make the speakers, he used a 2″ drill bit for the top hole and a 1″ drill bit to make the small indention at the back of the speaker.
The opening for the phone is 3″ wide.
After you make your cut-outs, simply nail all three pieces of board together.
When you are finished, it looks a little like this.
A DIY wood speaker perfect for a farmhouse.
Cracked phone not included.
PS If you have specific questions about the project, let me know and I’ll ask my brother when he gets back from China.