So i just finished building my first box. Its 3/4 fiberboard and mdf ( yes fail i know i used fiberboard due to price and its a practice box). i secured it with 4 inch decking nails, I used gorilla glue in all the seams then on the inside i went around all the edges with a ton of liquid nails to ensure its sealed good.
This was my first attempt at carpeting too. I layed down some adhesive and used staples to hold it in place. I didnt have enough carpet to finish it but the front/top of it is done which is what you will see anyhow. Im gonna paint the remainder of the box black with a couple coats just to help it look better. The box is 2.25 net per chamber which is perfect for the subs i have.
I was wondering though, when you guys carpet a box, do you have carpet in between the sub and the box when its mounted? or do you cut the carpet around the mounting diameter so the sub seals flat to the box? In the last pic youll see what i mean, i outlined the sub then put down the carpet, but im not gonna cut it if i dont need to. And do you think i should use speaker terminals? I was just gonna run my wire (12g) through a hole and seal it up as it seems thatd get the best connection. Also feel free to flame about what i did wrong so i can learn for the next build