Brown Note D'lite 22 red oak head cab

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  1. andyc

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    I finished my Brown Note D'lite 22 a month or two ago, but hadn't had a cabinet. Brown Note was a little backordered on cabs, so I decided to build one for myself. Last weekend I picked out some red oak at the local lumber yard. I picked the red oak because it looked pretty nice, and was deep enough for the project. I don't have a jointer or thickness planer, so I needed to find stock that would be wide enough.

    I found cabinet plans on the BN forum (thanks, Loren!), and made a few modifications (I wanted the cab to be as sleek as possible, so I made it a tad shorter than normal). I made the cabinet with dovetail joints for strength and aesthetics, and finished the wood with a nutmeg gel stain and a wipe-on poly. I finished the cab last night and put it all together this afternoon. I'm pretty pleased with the way it came out. It's nice to build the amp itself and then build the cab as well.

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  2. barryoneal

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    looks real nice... congrats

    -barry.
     
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    That's awesome! Excellent job on your Brown Note D'Lite Red Oak cab... Sweet!!!
     
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    Absolutely awesome! Nice build :AOK

    Not only is that oak beautiful, it is amazingly strong!
     
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    beautiful work...:AOK
     
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    Wow, that looks great!
     
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    Yeah, really good job, looks great.

    Thanks, Dana O.
     
  11. andyc

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    Wow, thanks for all the kind words, guys. I really enjoyed making the cabinet. Now I'm considering making a matching vertical 2x12" speaker cabinet - same dovetail, red oak, same stain, etc.. Good idea? Or would two 1x12's be better? Some other configuration?

    Someone had a nice Fuchs head done in dovetail with a matching cabinet, and that got me started on this idea.
     
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    very nice cab!! you have a future in this business kid!!!:)
     
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    VERY nice, so classy and simple, I really dig it. A matching cab would be sweet too
     
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    Gotta be happy with that. Very nice. Bet it sounds better too! LOL
     
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    Nothing short of awesome sir!
     
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    Great looking cab Andy!! fine woodworking!!
     
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    Looks nice...I like that lower profile. Keep makin' stuff!
     
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    Nice work mate,

    I really like working with Red Oak, a matching 2 x 12 would look awesome!!! it`d be a good idea to use the same stain and wipe on poly to keep it all looking uniform.

    cheers
    Brad
     

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