Originally Posted by Eldave
I've been thinking about an F25 kit as well. Does Rythmik provide cabinet plans for a DIY F25? Also, does anyone know of a good place to cut the wood for one in the Los Angeles area?
Funny you should ask---I just got my pair of cabs yesterday (Saturday the 31st.). A fellow AVS member contacted me after seeing some postings I did on the AVS DIY site. I sent him my cabinet design (drawn out at half-scale on graph paper), he made some improvements to it and emailed in back to me for comment and approval, and quoted me a price for materials and labor. We discussed MDF vs. Baltic Birch Plywood, bracing, etc. We finalized the design, he picked up the MDF I requested (highly refined---80lbs. per 4' X 8' sheet!---by Plum Creek), and cut all of the parts with his table saw, CNC, router, etc. We arranged for me to come to his home shop to pick up the cabs. He had one fully dry assembled, and showed me the best way to assemble it. The drivers and plate amps are flush-mounted in recesses, and he cut dado and rabbet grooves, so it is easy to assemble and the whole thing locks together really tightly. The MDF and his labor cost me less than the difference between the Rythmik F15HP and the DIY kit version of same. Of course, you'll need some clamps and woodglue, a drill, etc., and you'll need to do your own finish (paint, veneer, etc.), but if you're not intimidated by cabinet assembly (and if you are, he will assemble it for you too) you can get, as I did, the exact cabinet(s) you want. If you don't have a design in mind, give him the cu.ft. volume and basic form you want, and let him design it for you). His name is Joel Blauvelt, email firstname.lastname@example.org, and he is in Granada Hills, just off the 118 Freeway, in the SF Valley.Edited by BDP24 - 4/1/13 at 6:05am