Grovemade debuts gorgeous Speaker System made of natural hardwoods

Portland, OR-based Grovemade is a pioneer of handcrafting accessories out of wood, and their products have become well-known to the Apple community as a result. Now the company is using precision wood machining techniques to bring the Speaker System (introductory price of $599 in walnut, $499 in maple) to life.

The two machined sides of a Speaker System speaker before they're joined.

The two machined sides of a Speaker System speaker before they're joined.

Grovemade teamed up with Portland-based industrial designer Joey Roth to create these unique speakers, which include a 2 X 25W amplifier and a 2-inch full range driver in each speaker for powerful, crisp sound. The design uses a back-loaded horn design to reinforce low frequency sounds. The speaker shells are machined out of solid blocks of hardwood, then bonded together with high-strength epoxy. 

Next, the shells are hand-formed by Grovemade's team through extensive sanding, then given two coats of hand-rubbed natural oil to seal the wood.  Mounted on a stainless steel stand that is given a leather cover, the Speaker System works with just about any sound source, from your favorite iDevice to a vintage turntable. It looks great with the rest of the accessories in the Grovemade Desk Collection, too -- and that collection works great with your favorite Apple devices. 

The Grovemade Speaker System...and the rest of the Desk Collection with an iMac thrown in for good measure... 

The Grovemade Speaker System...and the rest of the Desk Collection with an iMac thrown in for good measure...