I've had a cheap homemade (by somebody else) 2X8 for a long time. It was made out of particle board, and covered in ugly blue rat fur. It sounded OK, but it had aluminum speakers, and only 16 ohms. I decided to redo the whole thing from scratch, with better components. I bought some really nice birch plywood, and some Carvin 8's that are OEM eminence. I wanted to share how it's gone so far, I applied the bedliner tonight, and it looks like it's going to be great. Just for the record, I first sprayed it with the spray on kind to get into all of the hard to reach places. I then followed it up the roll on kind that you can get at wal mart or autozone. I think it's looking pretty good, and after the bedliner dries I get to put in the handles, corners, speakers, wiring, port, and the grill. I found some great grill material at Home depot for $8, it's the expanded metal type. I cut it to fit, and painted it black, and it's eye-popping good looking.