View Full Version : Solid Oak, Custom Built Sub Box

12-11-2006, 10:04 PM
Yes bitches, my buddy who has never built a speaker box before made this shit with his bare hands. I know, I know, it looks like a professional home theater speaker box, but he actually built this crazy shit. It looks sweet as hell, and it's going in his Honda, so I had to post it here. Especially since I got to watch him build it.

It's 1/2 inch, solid oak, natural stain. 10 inch sub, built to speaker airspace spec for a sealed box.


12-11-2006, 10:11 PM
looks clean. :thumbup:

12-11-2006, 11:30 PM

12-12-2006, 12:05 AM
what was the total price, probably expensive huh?

12-12-2006, 01:15 AM
a miliion bajilgazillan biliion dollors

12-12-2006, 07:37 AM
nice lookinh box but you should have made the back of the box at the angle. The way you have it, the sound wave will cancel itself out by boiuncing from the back of the wall and hitting the sub.
if you were angle it at 25 deg or little more it would be perfect box.

you can always put angle brace inside the box.
here is some extra info.

12-12-2006, 07:57 AM
looks heavy

12-12-2006, 08:34 AM
It is heavy. People were asking why we didn't use MDF since it's denser and will sound better... I question the fact that MDF is denser. Oak seems to be heavier and the same size, therefore it has to be denser. Plus there's no compressed glue holding the wood particles together, so this box should have a more natural sound.

The project cost virtually nothing. The oak was free from someone we knew. He also let us use his tools in the workshop, since he knows how to build furniture, and he guided us on how to angle the wood so you wouldn't see any screws or have to fill in with putty a whole lot.

Also, why would the sound waves cancel eachother out? Every home stereo system I've seen is built with square boxes and that link you gave me even shows square boxes. There's the calculator for the angled box, but it's only as a suggestion for looks. I didn't see the info on why you should build an angled wall... Also, we woudln't be able to put a brace inside, because that would disrupt the internal airspace. It's built to specs for the speaker as is...

Just curious mostly, because I'm going to be building another sub box soon for myself. Not oak though, cos that's expensive :D

POS carb
12-12-2006, 08:52 AM
nice box
all boxes have reflecting waves, some interfere constructively (output) some destructively (cancel out). in the square boxes it is more pronounced
you'd have to design a sphere for even dispersion of the waves and even then there would probably be one or two resonant requencies