One the amplifier chassis was finished, it needed a cabinet of some kind… While there are plenty of places to buy cabinets for these amps, I thought it would be fun to build one. The originals were constructed of box-jointed pine, so I planned to do the same. Some plans for a Tweed Deluxe cabinet have been posted on a few guitar-related forums:
I didn’t plan on following these plans exactly, but rather used them as a I guide for overall dimensions, etc. As in the drawings t I used 1/2″ dovetail/box joint template for the top and side pieces:
The box-joint joinery was created with a Porter-Cable dovetail jig:
After all the pieces were cut and routed the cabinet was dry-fit for a test, and then finally glued together. Once the glue was dry the cabinet was sanded in order to smoother out the joints.