So my b52 4x12 has several problems. 1. rear port. 2. cheap plywood. 3. crappy speakers. so i decided to build my own 2x12 for a few reasons. 1. portability 2. better quality wood. 3. better price tag! 4. just better than b52! So for the basis of my build im using a mesa 2x12 rectifier cab dimensions wood etc. Height 17-1/2" Width 30-1/8" Depth 14-1/4" Material: Birch:3/4" plywood about 8' of pine 1x1" or 1x2"(used 2 for added strength) Tools: Wood glue, Jig saw, tape measure, 1" screws, wood files, about it... here we go! Step 1 Home Depot have the guys cut the wood to the Above dimensions. Step 2: measure the 3/4" of each board side, NOT front and back. step 3: figure out whether to do butt joints or dove tails and how many, as im NOT a carpenter i found 3 would be easy and the math was simple 3 vertical joints of 4-3/4" i used a huge level the length of the board to make SURE my joints lined up Step 5: GLOVES i like my hands before and after power tools! I clamped the 2 boards together with similar cuts to help make sure they would fit when i was done, again I am NOT a carpenter. I also mark the joint that were in and out so i didnt **** up. Step 6: Cut Step 7:use the wood files if the joints are off then: Wood glue, gorilla glue, screws, hammer, whatever it takes to get those joint as close as possible. when all else fails gorilla glue it! I ended up screwing the outer most corners of the joints together with 1" screws( temporarily ) and adding gorilla glue after to fill in minor gaps. i also screwed a piece of scrap across the back to hold it square while the glue dries. Step 8: weight and let dry. so next ill be cutting the baffle to mount the speakers to. after adding a brace of 1x2" pine for the front and back. then painting the baffle and inside of cab.