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Old 05-12-2012, 02:02 AM
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Unhappy How not to build a sub box

Before I found out that I will be losing my job in a few months I had started buying stuff for a sound system. Got Polk DB's all around, 4 6.5" in the doors, 2 3.5" in the dash and 2 10" subs for under the back seat and a Boston 2125 amp to power the subs. In the interest of saving money and something to do I decided to build my own sub box.

I would love to build a fiberglass box but didnt have the time to dedicate a full day to doing the glass till July, so I decided to go with Particle board and work on it as I had spare time. I know particle board isnt great but with some paint and lacquer and carpeet it should have done ok for where it was going.

Normally when taking on a project like this I would make sure that I have all of the tools that I need to do the job right, after all thats why god invented tools. Well I didnt have any way of making a nice round cutout for the subs so I used the styrofoam lid from the box as a template. Tried to free hand this on a router table because I dont have a jig saw. Was doing pretty good till I got to the end of the second hole and the darn wood got away from me. No biggie, I can use wood filler and a scrap piece of 1/4" MDF from the door speakers. So I start gluing and screwing the 3/4"X 1 1/2" strips around the edge and in the excitement of getting it finished I had spaced the fact of the screw up in the second hole. Glued and screwed.... Oh well, I can get in throgh the sub opening and fix it still. Now on to the test fit, crap, the thing is too thick to slide all the way back in without taking the back seat out or cutting off the boxes, I thought it looked a little too deep but I measured 4 times. Ok well its wedged in there pretty good I can at least put the subs in and hook up the amp to make sure I did that right. Oh ya, the holes are too big, I can only get 4 of the 8 screws in per sub. Still gotta check the amp, whew that works great, box sounds like a hot pile of steaming turd. But, the amp works.

2 months till I have the time to do fiberglass. Do I wait, cut some depth off the back of the box or start from scratch and use the piece of 3/4" Oak plywood that I have had sitting in the garage for 6 months. Or just buy one off of ebay and put it on the CC....

I'll have pictures early next week

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How much have u got in making one so far? I have found when i start making something if the cost of making it exceeds what it could be bought for do it. Especially cuz theres usually a warranty if u get it grom somewhere else
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I have about $45 in it so far. Im pretty handy with woodworking so I didnt figure it would be difficult. I decided to sscrap it all together and ended up buying an Atrend B-box from Amazon for $70, there is an Amazon warehouse in the next county so I should get it pretty quick.
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