Hello, long time no see, ssorg! I've been wanting to build my own speaker cabinet for a long time but never had the tools or a place to work. I've been wanting to get into woodworking forever as well, so I've started acquiring some tools. I don't have a workshop still but I have a large covered back porch that's made for a nice work area. I've decided that I don't really want to tote around my Marshall 1960A everywhere for every gig, and using a 2x12 instead will allow me to tote all of my gear plus an extra passenger or two. I'm very much an amateur at this and made newb mistakes along the way, but it wasn't anything that I wasn't able to correct. I modeled this after a 1960A but didn't have it at my house to reference while I was building this, was just kind of going at it off of memory. I went with 3/4" AraucoPly (pine plywood) for the sides and back and 1/2" oak for the baffles. Not the ideal wood choices, but really this was more of a 'can I build it' project. I couldn't find any 3/4"x3/4" strips of anything at Lowe's, maybe I wasn't looking in the correct place. Went with whiteboard 1x2s for the internal frames Cats conducting in-process inspection of the top, bottom, and sides. Initially I used just screws but wised up later and glued it all, removed the screws, and filled the holes with wood filler. Adding in the back internal frame pieces. Some were a tight fit, hence the mallet haha. The outdoor cat testing the baffles. I don't own a table saw, miter/chop, or router. All cuts were done with a circular saw or jig saw. Baffles cut and screwed in. Originally, the top to bottom dimension of the top baffle was too small and there was about a 1/4" gap between the two pieces, so I had to redo that one, and I also cut the bottom edge of the top baffle to match the angle of everything else to further close the gap. I jacked up the baffles sizes clearly, but I test-fit some speakers and they will still be able to mount to the baffles just fine. It passed the cats' second inspection. Glued on a 1x2 strip between the two baffles and a 2x2 going from that 1x2 to the back panel cover. Once that was all one solid piece, removed the baffles for painting. Used three coats of rustoleum flat black. It looks really good dried now and I won't even need to sand it. Before I glued the braces on the baffles, I had attempted to remove the whole piece from the cabinet but was unable to. Had to take it all out and cut 1/2" from each side of each baffle. Now, I can only take the whole thing out if I remove the top brace at the rear of the cabinet. Last night, I ordered handles, corner protectors, a small jack plate, dark green vinyl, and black/gold grille cloth. I'll look for water/based contact cement at the hardware stores. I'm going to glue in the rear braces (except for the top) after I install the vinyl on the cabinet. Unless the vinyl doesn't need to extend more than 3/4" into the cabinet and go under the braces like I had planned? I've never applied carpet/vinyl covering on a box before, and I ordered enough to practice a few corners on some scrap wood first. I'm at a standstill now until these materials come in, and understandably it could be a few weeks. Overall, I'm pretty happy that I didn't totally botch this thing up. I suppose I'll see more areas for improvement if I hear any rattle once I install speakers and start using it. Any questions or critiques are welcome! Thus far, this has been way more fun than frustrating, so I can see myself doing this more in the future!