This is my first time building and carpeting a box. I've had a lot of experience working with wood so the building part was quite easy. Carpeting, on the other hand, was a completely foreign concept to me so it was fun for me to try (and learn) how to carpet. I think the results are pretty good. =)
Some details: This will house two 2-ohms 12" Type-R's with about .8 ft^3 to each sub. I also doubled up on the thickness for the front, because I wanted more stablity and strength to the panel that'll hold my subs. I used PowerGrab for glue secured with a lot of clamps and drywall screws. I also used silicon to seal the inside, ensuring a airtight fit.
The little recessed area in the sides are to hold the...
Finished with construction!
About to begin...
THE END RESULT
I only messed up on two things: the sides and the bottom. I didn't make a groove/overhang like suggested in the carpeting tutorial so now my sides are a bunch of overlapping cuts. It's not that bad, since the handles should help hide the worse of it.
The bottom, I tried to cut through both layers for a nice tight fit but messed up and ended up somehow cutting off too much on one side so I had to get another piece of carpet and glue it under the two edges so now I have a slight 'bump'. I think my razor wasn't sharp enough, damn.
Any suggestions on dying the carpet? I accidently got some of that 3M 77 glue on one cut on my side and now it has a white-ish film on it. Also I was thinking if I dyed the carpets on the side, it might help the overlaps blend better. Thoughts?
I plan to attach those handles on the sides with bolts that will go all the way through the side panels so the handles doesn't rip out on me when I'm carrying the box. I'll be using silicon to help seal the small openings around the screws/nuts, so it's all gravy.