While making a "slight modification" to an Ampeg cab(The model name eludes me, but it is a short-run model that has a front 15" and REAR 15" speaker that is supposed to act as a subwoofer), my dad, a professional carpenter with 40+ years of experience,commented on the poor quality of the wood used to construct the cabinet. He has offered to build a copy of the cab with better wood-I would simply remove the guts from the original and place them into the copy. My question is what wood should I consider using(as far as sound,weight and durability)? Also, I thought about not applying carpet or vinyl on the finished cab. Is this a bad idea? By the way, this is a great forum!