Kind of a rarity, but about 10 years ago, a local craftsman who I can no longer locate was offering to build speaker cabinets out of solid hardwood. I bought two of them, a 4x12 and 2x12, and recently been doing a little maintenance on them. Stupid, anal stuff really. The woodworking was top notch, but the T nuts and speaker bolts were cheap black oxide steel and rusted so I decided to replace them with stainless. I didn't want to remove the grill cloth. Luckily they tapped right out for replacements to go in. But they have to be painted black.. A cool trick if you ever have to do that is, get some new T nuts and bolts. Drill some holes in a piece of styrofoam and mount the T nuts into it Screw the bolts into the T nuts just to where they justttt cover the threads and then spray paint. Turns out great, and now everything is completely blacked out even when you screw the bolts in to mount the speakers (did I mention stupid anal stuff? Well, to be fair this is also convenient). I mistakenly lined up the convertible back wrong once and screwed extra holes where they shouldn't have been. Filled those in and sanded smooth to look like they never happened. The handle was kinda cheap, molded plastic which I kept, but the metal ends I stripped and powder coated. Also drilled some new holes to add some extra feet to make it either a horizontal or vertical 4x12 depending on the situation. Idk why I'm sharing this. I guess, I just love these cabs. People bash hardwood cabs. "It's not sonically neutral!" or "It colors the sound and therefore doesn't sound right!". But honestly, the sound these make is just perfect for me, from clean to crushing. And that's going up against a lot of cabs I've had over the years. They are probably some of my most prized instruments, even though they aren't technically instruments Moral of the story, do not fear the hardwood cab!