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SlammeD_SiR
04-26-2006, 03:01 AM
what would u guys say best material to make a box in ( besides fiberglass) plywood mdf???

Jordantyler
04-26-2006, 03:02 AM
3/4 or 1 inch mdf

Ingleside
04-26-2006, 03:05 AM
i dont know exactly what its called but i've read somewhere that people have used voidless birch plywood.

cost more than MDF but a lot lighter in wieght.

revrider1
04-26-2006, 03:08 AM
3/4 " Mdf

btnhfan
04-26-2006, 03:33 AM
1.5" Mdf :)

iagrdshaka
04-26-2006, 03:38 AM
3" MDF

hehe

revrider1
04-26-2006, 03:40 AM
:eyebrow:

SlammeD_SiR
04-26-2006, 03:44 AM
lmao well mdf it is as far as thickness, thats a diffrent story

revrider1
04-26-2006, 03:49 AM
I have built boxes with Birch and they are lightweight, never any problems.

SlammeD_SiR
04-26-2006, 03:51 AM
well weight isnt an issue to me, im not going to race up in my civic .. im more concerned wit sounddddd

Neothin
04-26-2006, 10:00 AM
where would I find this birch plywood? I'd love to save a little bit of weight on my box. what kind of thickness am i going to need for a .6 cubic ft sealed box for a 10" type-x?

hofulstrof
04-26-2006, 10:16 AM
of your going to build out of plywood you want something that is void free baltic birch ply is a very good choice of material for boxes and is the most common void free ply. but its expencive and only comes in a 5x5 sheet .

ramos
04-26-2006, 10:19 AM
Lowes here has 4 x 8 sheets of baltic birch. It's $60 a sheet though :( :)

ramos
04-26-2006, 10:20 AM
If you plan on covering it with carpet or anything, and weights not an issue. I would stick to MDF. Lot cheaper :)

tRiGgEr
04-26-2006, 10:20 AM
Don't bother bith the Birch plywood. It's more expensive and you don't save on enough wieght for it to be cost effective. Simple 3/4" MDF is the way to go.

http://www.capitolcitylumber.com/plywood.cfm

Usefull material information.

hofulstrof
04-26-2006, 10:28 AM
Lowes here has 4 x 8 sheets of baltic birch. It's $60 a sheet though :( :)
you can only get baltic is 5x5 sheets. because its all imported from europe or something

ramos
04-26-2006, 10:36 AM
Just checked, your right baltic birch is avaliable in 12" x 60" or 60" x 60". I was looking at the canadian maple ply. Most is imported from the russian baltic region. :)

ramos
04-26-2006, 10:39 AM
Well, now my friend at lowes just called me back. They can get 4 x 8 sheets as a special order. But it cost mucho denero. :)

SlammeD_SiR
04-26-2006, 11:42 AM
the good thing about heavy box, is u get a lower drop in the back ;)

hofulstrof
04-26-2006, 11:52 AM
Well, now my friend at lowes just called me back. They can get 4 x 8 sheets as a special order. But it cost mucho denero. :)

i dont think its the same stuff at as the 5x5 sheets. but either way a 4x8 sheet of any voild free ply or marine grade is very expencive. the most expencive stuff i have found was $220 per 3/4" 4x8 but i cant remember what kind it was

ramos
04-26-2006, 12:20 PM
My point exactly, if weight is no concern. Stick too MDF :)