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Hey Everyone,

I am going to start a sub build using a TC Sounds LMS 5400 driver and will be driving it with an EP2500 bridged but need a little help as this will be my first attempt at this. I am looking at building it similar to how the Funk 18.0 cabs are with the slightly curved sides (I don't need the rounded corners - a little outta my league). I thought about ordering the 4.0cf MDF knock down cab from parts express but I want it to look a little nicer (WAF). Just looking to get a handle on a list of materials that I need:

How many sheets of 4x8 baltic birch do I need?
What kind of wood screws if any?
How many bottles of wood glue?
How many clamps/size?
Anything I missed?

Also, does anyone have any plans that would help me that they would like to share from their build:

diameter size of cutout
depth of recess cutout and diameter size
how to make curved sides of the box
how to make the bracing inside
dimensions of boxes - want to keep it around 4cf

Any pics and tips on the build would be awesome as well - keep in mind I know nothing of working with wood but I have a friend who is really good so he will be helping me!

Thank you so much!
 

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Overall Outside Diameter 18.52"
Baffle Cutout Diameter 16.83"

The 5400 likes a 2.5cuft sealed enclosure I believe. BUT with 4cuft 2000watts doesnt even hit Xmax until 4hz.

There are a lot of ways to do the curved cabinet. You could do multiple layers or kerfing MDF. Just a matter of what you want to spend and how much time you have on your hands.

In regards to bracing you only need to make the top and bottom pieces and then make possible 3 copies of that. Cut out most of the material in the braces and done.

There are many cutsheet programs out there that can tell you how many sheets of wood you will need.

You should not need any more than one bottle of wood glue if you cut straight cuts and are within 1/4" cuts. If you are not as good as that then you should look at PL adhesive. It is EXTREMELY strong and can fill in gaps. It expands as it dries.

Clamps.....you can never have to many of those. :D
 

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Some good curved side builds:
http://www.hometheatershack.com/for...7838-stereo-integrity-18-d2-curved-build.html
http://techtalk.parts-express.com/showthread.php?212169-Overnight-Sensations-Build-Thread
http://www.avsforum.com/t/1507413/80-speaker-towers-kerfed-out-of-one-mdf-sheet-9-spkr-setup

I would not recommend a curved build for a first timer, but if your friend is willing to help, it could be a great project.

How many clamps/size?
Anything I missed?
You can't have too many clamps!
And here is another good thread to read:
http://www.hometheatershack.com/for...y-frustrating-things-i-wish-i-knew-first.html
 
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