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Old 6th November 2005, 12:36 AM   #1
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I want to build my own cabinets but dont know how to start. Is there a website that show how to steps by steps to make my own. Thanks.
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Old 6th November 2005, 01:44 AM   #2
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Do you have tools or access to them?
What woodworking have you done?

Let us know what tools, materials and skill level you have and we'll go from there.
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Old 6th November 2005, 03:16 AM   #3
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I have a miter saw, a jig saw, and a drill. I've built some small bench for my porch. That's about it. Thanks for any pointer.
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Old 6th November 2005, 03:26 AM   #4
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Building a "box" requires 6 sides, each dimensioned accurately so that when assembled the joints are "tight", that is able to be sealed. With your miter box you will be able to cut to length boards of some width. You will need to find a way to rip those boards to width in order to start.
Can you find a way to do that?
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Old 6th November 2005, 04:04 AM   #5
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I can go to Home Depot and have them cut the wood to sizes for me.

I guess the biggest problem that I may run into is how to glue/screw the 6 sides together.
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Old 6th November 2005, 04:48 AM   #6
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Depending on the design, you can possibly get boards in close enough to the correct width. This would be the dimension front to rear.

MAybe you willl have to adjust the size of the box a little if the depth of the design isn't the same as readily available lumber/ If its close then you can adjust the height or width of the front and back to compensate.....so the internal volume remains the same...

It would help if you tell us if you have a particular design in mind?
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Old 6th November 2005, 05:51 AM   #7
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I am thinking about getting one of the smaller Fostex 4.5" fullrange and make something similar to the Omega 3. Thanks.
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Old 6th November 2005, 06:49 AM   #8
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My experience has been that places like Home Depot don't cut wood accurately enough to build a box that fits together tightly. You might see if there is a smaller shop of some kind in your town, call and ask ahead of time if they will cut to spec for free or for a reasonable cost.

Of course if you end up with dimensions that match lumber in "off the shelf" sizes as Variac is suggesting, it will be less of a problem.
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Here's one way to build some speaker cabinets.

http://www.rzaudio.com/rz52/Construction.htm
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Old 7th November 2005, 01:14 AM   #10
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Thanks everyone for the help. Your response/links, etc... are very helpful.
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