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Every sub needs a name, so this one is the Pedestal build, because that's what it closest resembles.....a pedestal.

This is the easiest,cheapest biggest bang for the buck build I could come up with for DIY. If you can do it cheaper then good job !

This has a super small footprint,21x21 inches, and looks furniture like, so it should also have a high WAF if painted to match/blend in. Also the height could be reduced very easily, although performance would suffer a slight bit. This is a sealed box, but could easily be ported with a little more work,not much if you used a round tube port, simply make another round hole.

This sub will beat any commercial retail offering you can get for the same price, you will need a amp to run it so that cost is up to you. The driver is rated at 600 watts rms......but many people run more to it. A capable amp can be picked up easily for 100 bucks used. Making the total cost for this at 300 bucks approx.

159.99 for the driver delivered
29.95 for a sheet of 3/4 MDF
5.00 for 2 tubes of glue

I had lowes do all the cuts on this so it would be as easy as possible with minimal tools needed. After having them cut the sheet down to size it would fit in a Fiat 500,smallest car I can think of, so no truck needed.

Only thing you will have to do is cut the circle for the driver, I paid 20 bucks for a cheap jigsaw, I have seen them for 5 bucks at yard sales and swap meets, maybe you can borrow one for free or worst case, find some one willing to cut the hole out for the driver for you. Running a jigsaw is super easy, anyone can do it. There really is no excuse not to build this, well maybe you can find one, but it does not get any easier than this.

It is a 20x20 box with a cap on the top and bottom, so cuts do not have to be perfect by any means. I had lowes do all the cuts and they did a pretty good job, it is not perfect, but I am going to assemble as is because it is not super critical in this build design. I could have easily had them trim a 1/8th inch of the one cut that was long, but choose to go as is to show how easy and forgiving this build is.

Here is a picture of the MDF after lowes cut it, very small package, easy to transport and deal with.

Little pile on the bottom and left is the scrap......maybe with a more complicate cut list one could make use of them, but they are not needed....:D





LOL
Is it a beer your are drinking, after your hard work, on the first picture:D

Back to been a serious subject. Very nice detail posts with lots of pictures, about your project:)
And miss my days about DIY, but no longer have access to some tools from a wood shop places.


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Are we having fun yet, because if we are not, it is time to pack up the stuff and go home.......this is fun and being built for more fun.........even had time to fix a foo foo coffee with baileys mudslide irish cream....:D


Even this part is about having fun and enjoying yourself.....life is too short to not have fun and be serious all the time.....:p





This and this.....NO NO NO NO NO !!!!!!




This and this.....yes yes yes and is recommended.....:eek:


Super Big +1, drinks after all work is done, never around the tools.


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But, but, but you said no tools required............they are highly recommended and can be used for a lot of different things, so it is not just for this. Tools are never a waste of money !

I let that side sit , while edit these pics in the post above and making that post so it had time to set a little bit before moving things around.

Now it is time to do the other side......yes, I know the first one was a little work to get all lined up and going, especially by yourself, but each piece gets easier and easier as we go and by the end of the project you will think it was not that hard at all....:D

I am building this in real time as I post.....do a step, take pics,post, go back outside and do the next step.........started well after noon, should be done in no time......it starts going easier and quicker with each piece.

Here is the third piece.....one more piece and we have all 4 sides done.....:eek:






Look like on third pictures, you have split the MDF, but can be fix by glue, I would assume you have all ready done that:)
Just enjoying your build thread, and paying attention to it:D


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Thanks !


Just got done watching a movie and they are still pounding out the bass...……..so sad these drivers are not made any more.



Only thing I would do different was make a more compact angled box for behind the seats so I could slide the recliners closer to the wall,....in a 12x12 room every inch counts, so it would have got me maybe 6 to 10 inches more floor space.




I will be moving soon across country, so I will take the drivers, but not the boxes...….the next boxes will be special made for strictly behind the seats, but the same cubic foot inside.
 
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