Well, I am brand new to this and I am ever having a good time. I started with Danny's entry level servo sub kit and is it ever something else! I have never really experienced a proper sub and its kind of blowing my mind. I built the cabinet out of ¾" MDF and I had some ⅜" cherry left over from a small chest of drawers project so I decide to clad the box with the cherry, lots of glue and lots of clamps but I have ended up with an enclosure that feels very solid. I do lots of woodworking and I am looking forward to learning much more about the electronics and acoustics of this work.
As I added the ⅜" of cherry to the box I ended up with more wood above the sub than in the original plans. I am hoping that doesn't prove to be a problem.
I inset the plate of the amp so that it would mount flush. I did this by doing the cutout first then I taped 1x4 pieces of wood around the edge of the plate amp so that they were right flush up against the metal. Then I used a flush trim bit that has the bearing above the cutter. I then pulled out the plate amp and ran the router around the inside of the wood frame. This gave me a perfect cutout for the aluminum plate to mount flush.
I didn't get a wiring diagram but there was a great source here https://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=149708.0
for hooking up the sub correctly
I was really happy with the way the dark stain on the cherry turned out next to the black components.
All done and ready to be hooked up.