View Full Version : Weight of 3/4" mdf sheet?

01-28-2007, 11:37 AM
is this true?

The primary drawback to this product is weight. A 3/4" x 4' x 8' sheet can weigh as much as 70 to 90 pounds per sheet. The density of the core is expressed as the weight of a one cubic foot (1'x1'x1') block of the material. Therefore, an MDF sheet using a 48# (pound) core, will weigh 96 pounds. (48"x96"x3/4"= 2 cubic feet)

01-28-2007, 11:40 AM

01-28-2007, 11:43 AM
what pound # core or whatever is the sheets from home depot?

im trying to figure out how much my wall weighs approx. just in MDF....lol

01-28-2007, 11:59 AM

10 sheets of 3/4" MDF = 960lbs

4 15" MT's = 244lbs

4 MA HK4000D's = dont know the weight on these yet...

14 Turbostart 16v batts = about 560lbs

1764 lbs before amps, 1/0, etc....holy ****

01-28-2007, 12:01 PM
new suspension ftmfw

01-28-2007, 12:03 PM
getting bags this week.

01-28-2007, 12:13 PM
good call on the bags but leave the shocks or it will ride like ***

01-28-2007, 12:17 PM
3/4" MDF is pretty light compared to 1" MDF. That stuff is almost impossible to work with unless you have a great wood working setup.

01-28-2007, 12:20 PM
good call on the bags but leave the shocks or it will ride like ***

i got that all under control

01-28-2007, 12:26 PM
Thats why I suggested you use Trupan, which is a whole bunch lighter than MDF. Your car is gonna be much slower now and you are gonna have to get used to braking a little sooner.

01-28-2007, 12:37 PM
ive already noticed that lol....

it *****, but ill deal with it lol

i noticed today driving to work how much slower i drive it than i used to. i used to go fast as hell....

PV Audio
01-28-2007, 12:49 PM
What I don't understand is why people complain about the weight of MDF while they're using multiple sheets of it. It's heavy, that's obvious. Use TruPan if you want to save weight.

01-28-2007, 12:57 PM
im not complaing im just saying.

i never wanted my truck to go fast, thats what the mini is for.

01-28-2007, 03:15 PM
my car isnt even going to move by the time im done with it haha

01-28-2007, 03:22 PM