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tmilla
08-01-2005, 01:35 PM
im about to build my first box and can i use 1/2" boards instead of 3/4"

PhatTonyDeMarco
08-01-2005, 01:37 PM
What size box, how many subs, what subs?

If you use enough bracing, and do it properly, you shouldnt have a problem.

Why cant you use 3/4"?

tmilla
08-01-2005, 01:40 PM
its 1 10" pioneer ts-w256c
well i have some 1/2" laying around
the demensoins for the box is 30"w x 11"h x 6.5"d

flakko
08-01-2005, 01:42 PM
im pretty sure you will be fine. i take its a seald rite?

just brace it a lil and youll be fine

JimJ
08-01-2005, 01:45 PM
Half inch what? MDF?

or particleboard...

tmilla
08-01-2005, 01:47 PM
its like layered sheets

yes its sealed

how do i brace it

JimJ
08-01-2005, 01:51 PM
its like layered sheets

Plywood? Or many different layers of different shapes and sizes...

flakko
08-01-2005, 01:52 PM
layered sheets... sounds like particle board huh?

if so, then no.

bracing is just glueing pillars (so to say) of mdf in your box to keep the box from fleixing. you have to take into account the dispacement too theres other kindsa bracing also.

PhatTonyDeMarco
08-01-2005, 01:55 PM
Particle Board = No No for boxes

Go out and get a 4' x 8' sheet of 3/4" MDF for like $10.

tmilla
08-01-2005, 02:00 PM
its all solid sheets
its ply wood

ngsm13
08-01-2005, 02:00 PM
Is the title of this thread also the size of your *****? Use 3/4" poosie

NG

PhatTonyDeMarco
08-01-2005, 02:02 PM
Is the title of this thread also the size of your *****? Use 3/4" MDF poosie

NG

;)

Classick96
08-01-2005, 02:08 PM
plywood = no no use mdf...just go to the store and buy it its cheap... ;)

flakko
08-02-2005, 05:41 AM
Particle Board = No No for boxes

Go out and get a 4' x 8' sheet of 3/4" MDF for like $10.

WHERE?

Jdizzle
08-02-2005, 10:44 AM
yea we tried to be cheap about it and used plywood for a box for a fbx 15 and within 5 minutes of playin the box fell apart, spend some money and get mdf you'll be happier with the look in the end

and around here a 4 x8 sheet os 3/4 is like 25 bucks

tmilla
08-02-2005, 12:07 PM
well the box is already made
i think there is a little difference in between a 15" sub and a 10" sub
if the box falls apart so be it
ill just build another one

tRiGgEr
08-02-2005, 12:13 PM
well the box is already made
i think there is a little difference in between a 15" sub and a 10" sub
if the box falls apart so be it
ill just build another one

I love the trend these days. Some one will ask a question about their plan with good intention. The knowledgeable members on here point them in the right direction.

Then the original poster thinks hey what do they know and does the original planed. Might as well not ask for suggestions or help if your going to not listen and F it all up anyways. Enjoy the improper box man:)

I don't know why that annoys me???

JimJ
08-02-2005, 12:15 PM
I don't know why that annoys me???

What annoys me are people that don't have time to do it right, but have time to do it over again because it wasn't done right.

ngsm13
08-02-2005, 12:31 PM
What annoys me are people that don't have time to do it right, but have time to do it over again because it wasn't done right.

Exactly.

NG

tmilla
08-02-2005, 12:55 PM
the thing is i have 1/2 laying around so i mine as well try it and if it doesnt work ill just build a new one out of 3/4
and plus i just spent all the money i had on sub and amp and i have $0.00 for building supplies

tRiGgEr
08-02-2005, 12:57 PM
But you asked if it was ok first, everyone said NO...

Nevermind...

Mr. Opportunist
08-02-2005, 12:57 PM
why even ask the question if you were going to ignore the answers anyway?

tRiGgEr
08-02-2005, 12:59 PM
why even ask the question if you were going to ignore the answers anyway?

ding ding ding.

That's right Bob, tell him what he has won :)

tmilla
08-02-2005, 01:01 PM
What size box, how many subs, what subs?

If you use enough bracing, and do it properly, you shouldnt have a problem.

Why cant you use 3/4"?

i made sure it was braced and everything and it seems really sturdy
i guess i need to do things wrong see what happens and learn from it
believe me if i had the money for 3/4" mdf thats what my box would be made out of

JimJ
08-02-2005, 01:02 PM
That's right Bob, tell him what he has won

An all-expenses paid vacation to the "Audio Idiots Resort", where for seven days you'll relax and debate the finer points of car audio, such as whether or not capacitors really do work, how many dB's you'll hit, and how much Resonant Engineering kicks *** and how much you'd love to own an XXX, if only you could find out where to buy one.

tRiGgEr
08-02-2005, 01:02 PM
Blah, It's over anyways. Hope you like it.

tRiGgEr
08-02-2005, 01:04 PM
An all-expenses paid vacation to the "Audio Idiots Resort", where for seven days you'll relax and debate the finer points of car audio, such as whether or not capacitors really do work, how many dB's you'll hit, and how much Resonant Engineering kicks *** and how much you'd love to own an XXX, if only you could find out where to buy one.

:hilariou: :hilariou: :hilariou: :hilariou: :hilariou:

That is freakin classic!

:hilariou: :hilariou: :hilariou: :hilariou: :hilariou:

tmilla
08-02-2005, 01:06 PM
well thanks for your help guys
i guess i didnt think goin with what i had at hand would get me flamed all over this thread

djman37
08-02-2005, 01:06 PM
since that box won't be the LAST one you will build. Follow these guys suggestions next time.

so, what'd you use to cut the wood? how'd you secure the pieces, seal it, etc???

Mr. Opportunist
08-02-2005, 01:09 PM
since that box won't be the LAST one you will build. Follow these guys suggestions next time.

so, what'd you use to cut the wood? how'd you secure the pieces, seal it, etc???
some duct tape :yumyum:

tmilla
08-02-2005, 01:09 PM
my dad helped my a lot with it
i used his portable tablesaw to cut the peices
i secured it with trim nails and Liquid Nails Heavy Duty Construction & Remodeling glue

tRiGgEr
08-02-2005, 01:11 PM
well thanks for your help guys
i guess i didnt think goin with what i had at hand would get me flamed all over this thread

You did not get flamed for the 1/2" partical. You got flamed for asking for input and completely ignoring it;)

SSS 18734
08-02-2005, 01:14 PM
when are you going to test the box? Hopefully it will suit your needs.

Flipx99
08-02-2005, 01:23 PM
Various screws of various dimension laying around?
Dried mud you have laying around?
Elmer's school glue?

Mr. Opportunist
08-02-2005, 01:25 PM
what are the trim nails suppose to do?

tmilla
08-02-2005, 01:26 PM
if by partical you mean OSB or oriented strand board like used to sheet a house that isnt what i used
here are some pics of what i used
http://img66.imageshack.us/img66/8076/img09654op.th.jpg (http://img66.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img09654op.jpg)
http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/5814/img09675fo.th.jpg (http://img132.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img09675fo.jpg)
the box wont be tested until i get back from camping next monday

tmilla
08-02-2005, 01:27 PM
what are the trim nails suppose to do?
do you know what a trim nail is
it would take the place of a screw
if i used screws it would split the end of the wood

tRiGgEr
08-02-2005, 01:29 PM
OMG you used plywood... And paid to get it carpeted?!?!?! I'm filled with anger, prepare for an *** whoopin, I cursed...

SSS 18734
08-02-2005, 01:30 PM
ewww... definitely not box building materials. But hey, if it works out OK, just cover it in carpet and your set!

Mr. Opportunist
08-02-2005, 01:31 PM
OMG you used plywood... And paid to get it carpeted?!?!?! I'm filled with anger, prepare for an *** whoopin, I cursed...
:hilariou: :laugh: :hilariou: :laugh: :hilariou:

he said camping not carpeting....

djman37
08-02-2005, 01:36 PM
:D Live and lean tmilla. You'll be better off next time because of this.

SSS 18734
08-02-2005, 01:38 PM
:hilariou: :laugh: :hilariou: :laugh: :hilariou:

he said camping not carpeting....

haha I was wondering why he thought it was going to be carpeted as well...

tRiGgEr
08-02-2005, 01:41 PM
:hilariou: :laugh: :hilariou: :laugh: :hilariou:

he said camping not carpeting....

Whoops:blush:

tmilla
08-02-2005, 04:50 PM
haha yeah i learned
thanks a lot guys