From what I understood from the above post, is there a particular benefit of having the driver cut outs done after cabinet assembly?
Just trying to understand bits and pieces of building a tower speaker before I take the plunge.
Gijo, a couple of benefits in this particular case. I'm using a vacuum bag to apply some of the veneer and it stretches the heck out of the bag as it trys to conform to a big hole...smaller ones not so much.
The other reason is getting the depth of the tweeter flange flush with cabinet, and in this case the binding post cup. If I cut holes after veneer, no guessing as to the thickness the veneer is adding to the recess.
I've done it other ways with success, as have others. I try and think the process through before I start...hate having those coulda, woulda, shoulda moments.
Stay tuned, it will become clearer as I progress.