Junk comprised guitar cabinet

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Project by Lumberjunk posted 01-29-2013 07:57 AM 1346 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Part 1: Local grocery store where my brother works, was throwing out a piece of plexiglass from one of their liquor displays. Hmmm….... I still had that pair of saloon doors in the rafters of the garage from a previous demolition job. Took them out into daylight again.

Part 2: Found a pallet constructed with 4×4 timbers for its middle supports. Stripped it down and bolted an inner face frame together with the 4×4s.

Part 3: Caulked, pre-drilled and screwed plexiglass to inner face frame.

Part4: Screwed the Saloon doors to the inner face frame.

Part 5: Called the local music shop and see what they had laying around. They had a matching pair of used peavey 12’s for $50, and threw in a guitar jack, once I told them the plan. Sold.

Part 6: Local grade school was getting the flat roof replaced. Hit the dumpster for a decent piece of 3/4 plywood. Lay out speaker holes, and jigsaw them out. Mounted speakers to plywood, and plywood to rear of face frame.

Part 7: Took down an old luan ply shelf at my buddy’s house, and chopped it up for the back of the cab. We were remodeling his basement next month anyway.

Part 8: The most painful part…. Had a few misc cutoff lengths of stained red 5/8” walnut base moldings leftover from an old job. Caulk, and brad nails for that…..after all, we’re junkin’ here. This thing should look like it’s been gigged for the last 40 years, and repaired multiple times.

Part 9: Pilfered some old beater casters from one of my furniture dollys, mounted them up, And ran the hole saw through the plexiglass.

Part 10: Wired, and soldered up the jack and speakers, and wired up 2 12v dc headlight bulbs to light it up like a beer sign. Currently powered by my old electric train power supply, but I’ll probably do something more compact in the near future.

-- Form follows function.

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#1 posted 01-29-2013 11:36 AM

Looks like it’s been around the block a few times! Those speakers must rattle that plexi like mad :-)
Pretty cool!

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#2 posted 01-29-2013 01:06 PM

Very cool looking project. How does it sound?
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#3 posted 01-29-2013 03:25 PM

The plexi does have a slight rattle if you really crank on it, but since It is open in the rear, and has 6 ports for the front, most of the pressure is dissipated. We play at low to medium volumes and get mic’d and amped up by the venue’s sound systems 90% of the time.

I had a much more difficult time getting the louvered door to not rattle haha.

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#4 posted 01-29-2013 03:48 PM

That, sir, is freaking awesome! I would imagine that it might rattle a little, but who cares? Its freaking awesome!

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#5 posted 04-13-2013 08:11 PM

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