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Adding poly fill to the one side (easier to get to now)   Then I’ll find some time do add the right side wall & clamp up. 
and need one more sheet to do a double baffle and then I’ll have a third sheet on the front with 45* decorative edge around speakers and the perimeter of box.  Technically a triple-baffle, but the speakers will only bolt into 2 sheets. 

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@CECAA850  - yes  subs will bolt through 2 layers of 3/4 cabinet grade MDF   (i spent the extra for the good stuff from a real lumber yard, instead of the cheap stuff from Big blue, Big Orange, Big Green.)   then, around the subwoofers there will be a third sheet  with a 45* bevel around subwoofers and 45* bevel around the front face.  make them look recessed, and add some more stiffness - but they won't bolt through it. so not sure if that counts as a triple or double, or a deuce and a half.  ;)  

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4 minutes ago, MercedesBerater said:

@CECAA850  - yes  subs will bolt through 2 layers of 3/4 cabinet grade MDF   (i spent the extra for the good stuff from a real lumber yard, instead of the cheap stuff from Big blue, Big Orange, Big Green.)   then, around the subwoofers there will be a third sheet  with a 45* bevel around subwoofers and 45* bevel around the front face.  make them look recessed, and add some more stiffness - but they won't bolt through it. so not sure if that counts as a triple or double, or a deuce and a half.  ;)  

Cabinet grade mdf is the only way to go.  The big box store stuff is called mdf but is more like particle board.

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On 2/22/2021 at 8:24 AM, MercedesBerater said:

   (i spent the extra for the good stuff from a real lumber yard, instead of the cheap stuff from Big blue, Big Orange, Big Green.)

I'm curious where you bought from. If you are in Roscoe, I live 15-20 minutes from you; I'm North of Belvidere

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Test fitting the holes before adding second layer of MDF.... tested again... then added the 3rd layer for a recessed fit with 45* chamfer — I didn’t do a full chamfer on it, I started it right where the basket ends- I thought that would look more seamless. 
 

working on bondo on the seams... and making nice and smooth.

 

then I’ll round over all the corners & add a 45* chamfer to the perimeter of the front  then cut out the vent and round over the top and bottom edges.  ( I think I’m going to leave the side walls squared off) 

 

started shopping for paint codes.... 

leaning towards  Bentley Beluga Black with a buffed and polished finish for a high gloss. Then probably ceramic coat it to prevent scratches and swirls in the paint. 

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