I'm trying to make a light and portable rig. To that end, I bought a Quilter 101mini, and I'm running a zoom MFX pedal through the FX loop of that. Now I'm gonna build a speaker cabinet, to house a Lil Texas neo 12" speaker (prolly). I want it to be light, like "Jeez this is light!" light, but it doesn't necessarily have to be "blow away in a breeze" light. At the local DIY store they got several options: 18mm-thick pine boards. They are not one-piece, and not veneer; they are like lotsa 1x1 sticks glued together and then sliced into boards. Dimensionally nice and stable--but not light! I've built a cab out of this once already, and it's really strong--overkill, really. I mean, that's almost 3/4in thick... 13mm cypress (hinoki). Thinner, still pretty strong, smells good. Again, glued-up sticks like the pine, so pretty stable. But surprisingly about as heavy as the thicker pine boards. :-/ For you 'mericans, it's about 1/2" thick. 13mm falcata (never heard of this stuff before, actually). REALLY light, and glued-up sticks like the other stuff. I got nervous when I googled it and found that it's used for matchsticks and disposable chopsticks... 13mm paulownia. If I remember correctly, this was the only stuff that was actually not glued up pieces. Again, extremely light, but I'm afraid it's gonna be too soft. I know there have been guitar bodies made from it. There is also some plywood down there, but it's all housing construction grade, so there could be voids. I'm still thinking about using some 1/2in ply for the front baffle and rear panels, just to add some rigidity. so: any thoughts/considerations about which material is most appropriate for a very light 1x12 cab?