I am building a theater, so I have have access to all the walls currently. I am placing some polk audio bookshelf speakers and the sides and rear of the room. Rather than place them on the wall, I was thinking about building some plywood boxes to mount into the wall and then allowing the speakers to just sit in the box. That way they will be recessed a bit into the wall. Is this a horrible idea? I a good idea? I have no idea. I just like the idea of pushing them in a bit.
If I make a box, should I make it just a bit smaller than the speaker, or maybe as wide as a stud (~16''). I have a bunch of wood to use, what kind of material would you cover it with?
Thanks for the input.