I haven't looked into building a speaker cabinet for several years, then started again recently. The information available now seems scattered and less focused that back then (odd given how much bigger the internet has gotten) But I can't find as consistent of answers regarding materials, wiring, and general construction. Really confusing. I plan on building a cab to pair with the Frenzel 525deluxe plus I'll be receiving next month. Its wired with a fenderish channel that's allegedly akin to a a bigger deluxe with a 5f6a tonestack, and a marshallish channel that's supposed to be plexi-adjascent. This will be my "Marshall equivalent " and I ordered the jcm800 preamp to replace the "bright" mode on that channel so I have gainier options. Also el34s. I have a big tweed, I need more Marshall type sounds here. I do not have a cab for it, and plan on building one. I do have 2 Bell&Howell 12" cabinets with ancient and semi valuable Jensen's, so I might buy a 12 and a wiring harness as a temporary solution. But I wanted information on cab construction. I was considering a 2×10 with one of the various greenback equivalent 10s that are out there. I have 0 closed back cabs anymore, so I was considering leaning that direction. I dont honestly know if I should wire parallel or series, and cant find a consistent answer on which is better or even differences in sound. I like working with pine more than ply, but again have no idea what differences it makes. Lastly, I'm okish with woodworking. I can make a finger jointed square out of pine common board. I certainly am not able to dovetail or be fancy like that. But I've got no idea how to cut, or attach the baffle in the most ideal way, what sonic differences it makes, or even what to use for the baffle or back. I recall all these things mattering 10+ years ago when I was half planning a smaller cab for my SF bassman. I have feet, handle, grill cloth already, so my main cost will be speakers. Woods not too pricey (and I have some pine and junk ply around) I'll need glue, tolex and corner covers. This puts total project in the price range of a junk used 4×12 with questionable speakers, with about a days work, not counting drying times. (Which is why I'm building a more optimal cab instead of rolling the dice on a $150ish 4×12 when I'm under $200 with better speakers). So, can someone school me on materials, wiring, and construction and how it impacts sound?