today i started working on enclosure. i am using 3/4" mdf for all sides and internal braces. it is cheap material and easy one to finish.
all pieces cut to size. i might do some sanding to fine tune the fit. now i need to rout circular opening for driver, openings in brace and cutout in back baffle for amp.
routing window brace
all openings routed. next i will start gluing the box together.
today i managed to start assembling box together. i also installed hurricane nuts for driver attachment. i didnt enclose the box completely just yet as i will be sealing all the connections inside the box with caulk.
completed box. all glued together and inside connection caulked airtight.
next step is finishing mdf enclosure. i am going to attempt white glossy finish. first, i rough sanded all sides with finish sander and 80 grit paper. mainly i concentrated on mdf connections as these required most attention to be nicely smooth and flush. i didnt really touch anything else with 80 grit.
next i patched fine blemishes with speckling paste as i already had it. bondo or wood filler can also be used and are probably better way to go. when it dries i will sand it with 150grit. if it looks good i will follow with 220. if it doesnt i will do another round of speckling paste.
i used countersunk hurricane nuts for leg inserts.
last thing to do was to chamfer all the edges just a bit.