View Full Version : 5/8 particle board ok?

BLD 25
02-26-2006, 12:43 AM
i know mdf is the way to go, and it is what my boxes are made of now. However, the 5/8 particle board(not chipboard), seems to be what many prefab boxes are made of, and it is MUUUUUCCCHHH cheaper than mdf. As long as it is for a normal application(500w or less), is this ok? Thanks! Please don't flame!

02-26-2006, 12:48 AM
i guess. if you brace the heck outta it.

02-26-2006, 12:49 AM
i wouldnt

02-26-2006, 12:51 AM
just get the MDF... it's not THAT much more expensive when you consider your time investment making the box... and then remaking it with MDF 6months later :)

02-26-2006, 01:06 AM
the particle board box is perfect for a sony explode :p: but besides that I doubt it would hold up let alone sound good with any other woofer thats somewhat powerful.


02-26-2006, 01:07 AM
I wouldn't use it, unless you're sitting on a pile of it for free and can afford to double or triple it up.

02-26-2006, 03:38 AM
3/4" MDF please....

You will thank us later

02-26-2006, 03:40 AM
For christ sake, just get the 3/4" to make ur life easier.

02-26-2006, 04:33 PM
Save yourself the $5-10 and then let us know what your trunk looks like when your box explodes down the road

02-26-2006, 05:17 PM
i doubt it will explod, BUT...just get the mdf. Its only like 15-20 a sheet.