Originally Posted by jleonard71
If you're talking about that Cube-18 box, there wasn't much demand for it because the box alone was $250 delivered for something that can be fairly easily made on your own using about $60 worth of 3/4" MDF (two 4x8 sheets). Even if you have to pay someone else to make the cuts for you, it still comes out WAY cheaper than $250. Just like corradizo, I found a guy near me who will do cuts for $1/ea. And a box like that would have maybe 20-30 cuts, plus the router work on the brace if you want to get fancy (or you can just use thick wooden dowels), so you're looking at less than $100 for parts and cuts - so about 60% less than what it would cost for the flat pack delivered. I even found a guy with a CNC machine who will cut up a sheet however I want for $20/sheet, including dado joints.
The Parts Express 4 cu ft sealed flat pack kit is a good option if you buy it together with the sub, because then the box only ends up costing you about $125 delivered. But they don't sell any ported flat pack kits.
Do these people get the wood for you and do all the cuts and cut outs and you just pick it up when they are ready? If not a lot of people do not have a vehicle to haul a sheet of MDF plus the time it takes to go get it and take it to the guy to cut and then come back to pick it up all adds up if a person time is valuable to them.
I do DIY but I know it is not as easy for everyone if they don't have the vehicle to haul a sheet or even half a sheet of MDF or plywood or in a bigger city even the travel distance and times adds, even more, cost/time/energy to all the running around. Just another point of view. But where there is a will there is a way
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