You are doing awesome. When a fellow musician in my area saw my rig and loved the look and the tone, he begged to know how to have it. I pointed to the boys in St.Louis, because you guys R KIND for real. Not that others are not, just that it seemed like one stop shopping I guess. But, you always have nice things to say, never a cross word. That goes a long way. Take your time, and feed your kids.
I have done carpentry/refinishing as a profession for years, and I used Spar Urethane (marine grade Polyurethane) on my Jerry rack and cab. Mine were faced out in heart of pine 1/4 stop, mahogany and oak accents and facing for durability. I made it all in an afternoon in my driveway with kids running around, so I could have thought it out a little better, but it works great!! People want me to build one here and there, I tell them how to do it or who to go see, I just don't want to change my profession into cab building, that's all. When I make high dollar mahogany doors, SPAR is what I use, and still get the finish like glass. for a door, 3-4 coats poly, 220 grit paper and a palm sander. It goes on thick each coat, takes 24hrs to cure before sanding, gives you time to do other things or sleep and feed kids.
here are some hard to see pics of it, I wound up filling in the screw holes, put stickers and things on it, plus some hardware to help carry it. it all covered the screw holes on the side of the effects cab. I put locking skids on the bottom of the effects cab so it will "lock" into the 2x12 between the 3/8" facings and it is like leggo's, one unit. you can also turn the 2x12 on its side and do the same thing. if you push it over the speaker cab goes with it, but it lifts out very easy. This pic was right after the second coat of poly, which was where I stopped
Keep on keepin' on Tracy, you are doing great and Matt is in great spirits the last time I talked to him. http://www.rukind.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=309&t=8066&p=75066#wrap