The following are sequences I used to build Phoenix. Some steps may not apply depending
on the type of finish being used
All Panel Sizes
The following is the sequence I followed in building the panels.
Step 1 - Cut rebates using circle cutter and router
Step 2 - Cut circles out with circle cutter and router
Step 3 (optional) - Drill top or bottom pieces for attachments (rope, eyebolts etc) I drilled and mounted
Screw type T-nuts for this.
Step 4 - Mount top/bottom pieces
Step 5 - Attach sides
Step 5b(Elite HT only) - Attach vertical braces
Step 6 - Spray hole areas with black paint, also back of panel if desired
Step 7 - Sand surfaces
Step 8 - Veneer.
Step 9 - Stain
Step 10 - Apply first layers of finish
Step 11 - Cut holes in veneer. (There is less tear-out in cutting the holes through the veneer if
There is a layer of finish on the veneer.
Step 12 - Assemble the spline (back pieces that hold the woofers in place)
Step 13 - Mark and drill holes for driver venting, also connectors if connectors are to be mounted
Step 14 - Spray holes with black paint
Step 15 - Sand spline
Step 16 - Veneer spline (if veneer is to be used on them)
Step 17 - Stain
Step 18 - Apply first finish layers
Step 19 - Cut holes through veneer.
Step 20 - Complete finish on all pieces
Step 21 - Install tile on internal sides of panels
Step 22 - install cushions for mid driver mounting (Poron, neoprene, etc)
Step 23 - Mount connectors and run wiring
Step 24 - Install drivers and connect to wiring
Step 25 - Secure spline