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jesuspunk25
07-18-2006, 09:17 AM
I went to lowe's and bought particleboard and had them cut it down to a few inches from where I'll need it... then realized about halfway home that particleboard and fiberboard aren't the same thing. So now I'm stuck with it (at least it's only 20 bucks worth of wood). Should I go ahead and build my boxes for the experience that way my mdf ones turn out better than they would? If I do build them will I be okay to use them for a day or two until I get mdf? Last question: if there's no mdf at lowe's or menard's then what wood should I use?

jj4475
07-18-2006, 09:19 AM
yes.. and they will have mdf

baseballer1100
07-18-2006, 09:24 AM
My lowes was out last time i went.

jesuspunk25
07-18-2006, 09:31 AM
so where will it be? there was some laminated particleboard to the left of what I bought and regular plywood on the right. should it be in that area? I looked for anything that said MDF or fiberboard and (duh!) bought the junk that said particleboard lol. I guess that's what happens after being up all day, working all night and then trying to find something new at lowe's... or maybe it's just me. :confused:

PV Audio
07-18-2006, 11:28 AM
In my lowes (both) here in Indy, the MDF is on the bottom rack. It looks the color of beechwood (very light tan, but with uniform color).

jesuspunk25
07-20-2006, 01:32 PM
so would the particleboard hurt to use for a very short time? I should find some sorry sucka to buy them to put their audiobahns or xplod's in :up2somet:

PV Audio
07-20-2006, 09:05 PM
Unless you have some serious drivers or are pushing monstrous sweeps, then there shouldn't be a problem for the time being.

Lakota
07-21-2006, 01:33 AM
In my lowes (both) here in Indy, the MDF is on the bottom rack. It looks the color of beechwood (very light tan, but with uniform color).
Same at my Lowes.

truckstoy
07-21-2006, 09:07 AM
ask someone who works there where it is ........

particle board will be fine

PV Audio
07-21-2006, 09:26 AM
But you shouldn't use it if MDF is available.

mikeyboc
07-21-2006, 09:28 AM
Build the particle board box and then slap a TCAB sticker on it. It quadruples the value and adds 100 db's.

PV Audio
07-21-2006, 09:31 AM
:laugh: Prawned.

jesuspunk25
07-22-2006, 02:55 PM
what's up with tcab getting so much flak from everybody? is it one of those things I should research to find out?

how much will the mdf cost me? I figured it'd be no big deal but buying an engagement ring will cost a bit more than I was expecting and I'm leaving for California in 2 months. I'll be short on money to start out with so any extra I can save will help me. hence me asking if particleboard would work for the time being. But now "the time being" is more like a 6 month phrase as opposed to a few days.

krouchchocolate
07-22-2006, 05:07 PM
what's up with tcab getting so much flak from everybody? is it one of those things I should research to find out?

how much will the mdf cost me? I figured it'd be no big deal but buying an engagement ring will cost a bit more than I was expecting and I'm leaving for California in 2 months. I'll be short on money to start out with so any extra I can save will help me. hence me asking if particleboard would work for the time being. But now "the time being" is more like a 6 month phrase as opposed to a few days.


mdf is about 20 bucks a sheet

iamamp3pimp
07-22-2006, 05:18 PM
MDF is 2-3 dollars more than particle board.



every store ivebeen to labels the wood, with colored lines down one of the sides.


what youre looking for is 5 runs of neon green (5 = 3/4 inch) and neon = MDF


gl

iamamp3pimp
07-22-2006, 05:21 PM
oh btw build what you can with what you have.

then sell it local.

THUNDERBIRD
07-22-2006, 05:41 PM
just build them and then just resin the inside of the box and it will be cool. mdf here is $18-20 a sheet

jesuspunk25
07-22-2006, 08:49 PM
wouldn't it be low of me to build the boxes w/ particleboard and sell them? I mean if it'll cause some other person trouble I wouldn't want to do that... although I've already joked about doing that.

I'll probably just spend the extra $ to build 'em with mdf. And I have to build one for my girlfriend's sub.

iamamp3pimp
07-22-2006, 08:54 PM
no it isnt low


most gay prefabs are particle board

and they are gay because they ****, nit because iof the wood.