TO BUILD ONE YOURSELF
LEVEL: This is an easy box to build provided you have a
good table saw and can make accurate cuts.
NEEDED: Besides a table saw (with sharp blade) you will
need clamps, carpenter's wood glue, a sander (belt sanders
work well) and a drill.
NEEDED: The box can be built from exactly 1/2 sheet of 48
x 96 inch plywood, MDF or high density particle board. Below
is a cut-sheet illustration showing how each panel should
be laid out for cutting:
The trick to assembly is to construct the insert first.
Then wrap the side panels around the insert and install
the bottom panel. This way the insert will move inside
the box with a perfect fit.
are typically only used to fasten the removable top (lid)
so that the woofer can be accessed. If you properly
build the box with wood glue and clamps, nails are not needed
as the glue becomes stronger then the wood itself. If
you have an air nailer, you can use 2 inch finish nails
to hold the panels together in place of clamps while
the glue dries.
The most common way to finish this cabinet is to paint
it. There are tons of finishes available that can
make the box look like anything from rock, to marble. Also
you can use real wood veneer for a completely professional
look in the house.
Decware makes an ideal and well loved woofer
for this cabinet. However, the very design makes
it compatible with 100's of different 10 inch car audio
woofers that work in smaller boxes. Even an inexpensive
woofer will see double it's rated power handling in this
enclosure and sound great doing it.
The quality of your cuts determines the joinery or fit of
each panel. Quality joinery is a major part of the
distortion free performance of this box. If you're
into box carpet and liquid nails to hide your joinery, and
demand the best performance consider purchasing one already
built by Decware. We use CNC machines and build the
cabinets more perfectly then is possible to do by hand.
Since this box can be pointing in any direction other
then face down, no official back or front have been defined.
We recommend soldering a pair of stranded 16 AWG copper
wires to the woofer terminals and run the wire out through
the port opening. Make it long enough to connect directly
to your amp. If you decide to hide the wire, you can
drill a small hole through one of the sides of the box and
seal the wire with caulk where it passes through the hole.
Terminal cups leak air and are not recommended.
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