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Posted by Russ on October 19, 2001 at 11:06:05:

In Reply to: Sub box plans (don't flame me, dammit =P) posted by Tim Collins on October 18, 2001 at 23:36:52:

Box definitly should be MDF, screwed and glued joints. If you make all the sides and inserts and fix them in place, use some silicon sealant where edges meet to help create a better seal, the glue and screw the top on when all the work is done and put lots of glue on that one and a bit of silicon on the outside.

For the window, cut out the hole with an electric jigsaw - make it smaller that your acutally perspex size. Now, here you could either just glue the window to the wood and again out some silicon sealant round it to help stick it in place and also seal it airtight - or, you could dig out the actual size of the window on the INSIDE of the box so that the window sits in the wood flush with the inside surface - which you could then take out, sealant round the ledge the window sits on, back in and then use smaller screws (so they don't go trhought he MDF and show on the outside!)to screw strips of wood over the edge of the sealed in window to keep it in place.

The carpeting of it is easy as you can just glue it - of use the odd descreetly placed staple.

The lights can be screwed in position, and dig out little grooves on each of the speaker mounting boards so that the wires are out of sight and run into the sections behing the subs.

The way I'd do it is to have the speaker wires (and lighting wires) coming out just either side of where the two sub mounting boards are ( i.e. at the ^ ). Just make the holes big enough to get the wire through, so that you can use the trusty silicon again - if you fill the hole so it surrounds and protects the wire and put a big glob on the inside so it dries as a plug that won't pop out under the pressure of the speakers operating.

From there, a decent looking terminal block could be fixed in the centre of the rear of the box so all the wires for everything are tidy in one place.

Make sense?! I'll be amazed if it does!!
Let me know how you get on - and if this ludicrous explanation sounds half appealing mail me if you want any more suggestions or ideas.

By the way, I'd have the roundel a bit nearer the front of the box top so that it will glow more and also you won't be able to see it as much through the window.

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