so here's a pic of my (mostly) complete chaise lounge/sub.
I chose to make a chaise lounge because I knew my wife would not look with favor on a big black tube in the corner. my daughter and I picked the fabric together, and it really works with the rest of our furniture. my wife is very happy, wants me to make another one...
it really sounds fantastic, although I need to get a better sub cable since the supercheep leftover RCA I'm using is introducing a bit of a ground loop hum when there is no LFE signal.
the only things left to do are glue up some (minor)trim pieces and stain the red oak.
the upholstery is completely removable to allow that to happen (and also if we ruin it or decide to change it).
also, in the foreground is one of the speaker stands I made at the same time..
the construction thread for the sub is here:http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=741638
for those who don't want to read all through the thread, it's a Mach5 12" driver (DVC in series 8ohm), Rythmik 250 amp, ~136.6 Liters net tuned to ~17hz with a 21"x4"diameter unflared vent.
total cost, all in, under $350, and about 20 hours.
I never would/could have done it without this board...
the rest of the photo album is here:http://s136.photobucket.com/albums/q189/baggins_69/