In my continuing efforts to de-clutter Cay of Sea’s interior living space, I’ve been looking around the saloon to identify items that needed dedicated stowage. I’ve come up with several items that need stowing in fixed, dedicated locations, and this most recent item rose to the surface as next.
I took some 1/4 inch ply and 2 x 1/4 oak stock to form the structure of the mount. But before I built anything, I need to find a common-sense location for the mounting. I identified this area adjacent to the radio as that space.
The material is too thin and delicate for any mechanical fasteners, so glue and clamps was the way forward. I used Gorilla Glue – which is probably over-kill for this application – but it’s easy to work with and the extra is easy to cut off with a carefully wielded sharp chisel.
Sorry about the date-time stamp on the photos. I need to read my camera manual again to find out how to turn it off permanently.
As you can see, the ply is used for a back and mounting structure, while the oak strips form a shallow box to retain the other three sides of the speaker.
Next: Finish and Mounting.