How to make a speaker baffle for a guitar amplifier

Step 1: Measuring for the speaker baffle

From a select piece of 2' x 2' x 1/2" thick pine ply
I measure the section to be cut for the speaker baffle
great instructable. Thanks! <br>I was wondering, is it necessary to paint the baffle? Does this have a function in regards to tone? <br>Thanks.
you should countersink the holes on the baffle on the cloth side... <br> <br>either a flat hole to receive the bolt head or a true countersink to receive a countersunk headed set screw. <br> <br>that way you would not have the puckles (scots word) in the cloth. <br> <br>
The speakers in my self-built cabs (years ago) haven't worked loose, or crushed the baffle board, because I looked at how high end cabs we put together. I used <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T-nut" rel="nofollow">T-nuts/blind nuts/rivet nuts</a> (depending on what part of the world you are in) to mount the speakers. They are so much better than a nut bolt and washer in terms of grip and load spreading, and the cost of 4 per speaker is 9/10ths of nothing. You also feed the right-length bolt from behind, meaning you can check its tension easily from time to time.&nbsp;<br> <br> A speaker cone vibrating puts a load through its mounting points on the baffle. Remember that a baffle board contributes to the speakers'' resonance.&nbsp;You might not see it, and you might not hear it as it crushes over time. But one day you'll realise it sounds like crap, and has been heading that way for a while.<br> <br> So ditch the nuts and washers, and for no extra effort get a pro setup.
nice. I would have touched some white paint on those nuts in the front. But it could just be the camera's fault...
You are right, I usually paint them black so under certain lighting conditions they are not visible.
These instructables are Great! I know this is a guitar speaker box, but you should make a slim box for use in a truck or something. i know plans and everything, but just need pictures showing it for ideas and everything. Thanks!

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