Hello, all. First of all, let me apologize, as I know that this is a topic that's often revisited. That said, I've been reading and studying and generally consuming as much info as I could over the last week, and in conclusion, I realize I'm truly over my head. I honestly enjoy learning about the theory behind cab building; I just know my own strengths and weaknesses. Also, I'm on a Mac, and I haven't been able to find any highly suggested software that I could use to plan this thing out. So here's what I'm looking for; either the plans, or even just some rough specs, for a lightweight, 4x10 cabinet, that won't explode, catch fire, or drastically neuter any of the ranges I generally play in. I hope to, despite other's better judgement, build it out of either spruce, or South American mahogany, depending on pricing. I'm a furniture builder by trade, so from a construction point of view, I'm very well positioned. Also, as a furniture maker, I just can't bring myself to use synthetics or plys unless absolutely necessary. So, once I get my design ducks in a row, building a top quality cabinet itself should be well within my sphere of capabilities. Also, I should mention, I'm not a strict audiophile, who expects a total flat performance right across the entire audible spectrum. I do play five and six string basses, but I also play a lot in the higher registers; think plinky, twangy, poppy, silly, annoying, heavily effected Primusy stuff, and you'll have a good idea of how I play. But really, I'm building this cabinet for lightweight portability, and for fun; I'm not trying to compete with Accugroove, specifically. Volume just needs to be loud enough to play over drums and a couple of half stacks in a practice environment. I'm more than happy to DI to a PA or mic in a live situation. Now, being a bit feisty, I've already ordered the cones. http://www.eminence-speaker.com/bas...l=bassliteca2010&speaker_size=10&SUB_CAT_ID=5 So, I guess, what I'm really hoping for, is for someone to point me to a set of plans, or even just to throw out some numbers, like "28"x28"x16" with four 7 inch long, 4.5 inch diameter PVC pipes mounted into the baffle, stuffed with acoustic batten." I mean, I just made those numbers up; I'm not specifically tied to a ported cab. I'd be fine building a sealed cab. But yeah, something like that would absolutely, positively make my week. So, once again, I'm honestly sorry to bring up such an over-done subject. I just need to try to find a starting point that doesn't involve Thiele/Small parameters, or formulas regarding Total Q.