Outdoor Cedar Subwoofer Bench

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Project by KevinVan posted 10-16-2009 06:42 AM 10480 views 8 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I buillt this bench a couple of years ago to serve as an outdoor subwoofer for our backyard drive in.
It overexceded my expectations when running dolby digital in 5.1. It has survived 2 years out in the elements and it still looks, and works great…

-- ALS IK KAN “to the best of my ability,”

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#1 posted 10-16-2009 06:44 AM

Very cool

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#2 posted 10-16-2009 06:59 AM

That’s badass. Is it an MDF core? how is it powered?

-- Childress Woodworks

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#3 posted 10-16-2009 07:00 AM

Unreal, I like the concept. Not an outdoor entertainer here in Alaska…....but for that matter, don’t do much indoor entertaining either…....maybe ought to put some woofers under my workbench, huh?

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#4 posted 10-16-2009 10:26 AM

Great idea and nice flow!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 10-16-2009 02:15 PM

Based on your bench and your grill, I think we’d be great friends. :) Cool idea!

-- Will, Tampa, FL

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#6 posted 10-16-2009 02:25 PM

Based on the bottles I see in the last picture, I think we’d be great friends.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#7 posted 10-16-2009 02:46 PM

Kevin, Great job. I was ready to grab the steaks and head over, but then I see you live in Michigan. (probably shoveling snow by now.) LOL. That was a great idea for the sub woofer. Very nice. Welcome to LJ’s and thanks for sharing.

-- John @

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#8 posted 10-16-2009 03:18 PM

Great project, very nice.

-- We are the people our parents warned us about.

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#9 posted 10-16-2009 03:51 PM

Very cool idea!

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#10 posted 10-16-2009 04:03 PM

More than just good looks. I like it!

I would have to agree with Will’s comment but would also add the bottles in the window the the list of why we’d be great friends. =)

-- James -

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#11 posted 10-16-2009 04:31 PM

Alright since you have so many new friends, what time should we be there?

-- Have thy tools ready. God will find thee work.

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#12 posted 10-16-2009 04:57 PM

now that’s cool!

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#13 posted 10-16-2009 05:16 PM

That is a very cool bench.

When I saw the first photo I thought it was a hope chest. My second thought was that it looks very much like a toy box I built for the kids years ago… I wonder what ever happened to that?

Good job. I wish I had a sound system that needed subwoofer’s like that.


-- Jerry Boshear, Professional Kitchen Designer, amature woodworker.

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#14 posted 10-16-2009 05:19 PM

Kevin, what is the wood the stiles, rails and top are made from? Alder?


-- Jerry Boshear, Professional Kitchen Designer, amature woodworker.

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#15 posted 10-16-2009 05:21 PM

Wow! I love it…your own drive in. But I thought you just needed a tiny speaker to hang in the car window? :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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