How To: Make a Wooden iPhone Amplifier from Pallet Wood

Make a Wooden iPhone Amplifier from Pallet Wood

This pallet wood project is a really cool pallet project as you can make it from just one pallet board, it's super easy to make, and it's virtually free. The extra sound that comes out is quite surprising. Having said that, don't expect it to sound like a fully fledged designated speaker or you'll be disappointed.

If there was one improvement I'd make, that would be to run the router through the full thickness of the second board so that the sound bounces immediately off the back of the speaker. Watch the video and you'll see what l mean. By doing that, l think you will get a bit more volume.


  • One length of pallet wood
  • Paint of your choosing
  • Wood glue


  • Router
  • Straight router bit
  • Hammer
  • Dropsaw or handsaw
  • Hole saw (size depending on how big you want your speaker; I used an 89mm hole saw)
  • Jigsaw if you don't have a hole saw
  • Drill
  • Clamps

Time to Complete:

  • One weekend

Skill Level:

You need to be confident enough to be able to use a router. which is fairly simple to use. Just do some practicing on some practice wood first.

I would love to see your version of my Wooden iPhone Amplifier! Please feel free to upload some pics here or to my DIY For Knuckleheads Facebook Page for all of us to admire. And make sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel so you never miss a video again.

Well l hope you enjoy the tutorial and l'll see you on the next one.

Cheers, Uncle Knackers.

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