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nrgy
02-08-2003, 09:16 PM
I know MDF is the most recommended material for box construction, however I can only buy them in large sheets, and I simply don't want that much. Could I just use some Birch or Oak panels to build the box from? These are fairly dense woods, and I don't understand why they wouldn't work just as well.

Also, would anyone advise against using 1/2" wood as opposed to 3/4" for box construction, using an 8" sub with 150w going to it?

bumpin_8605
02-08-2003, 09:20 PM
Originally posted by nrgy
I know MDF is the most recommended material for box construction, however I can only buy them in large sheets, and I simply don't want that much. Could I just use some Birch or Oak panels to build the box from? These are fairly dense woods, and I don't understand why they wouldn't work just as well.

Also, would anyone advise against using 1/2" wood as opposed to 3/4" for box construction, using an 8" sub with 150w going to it?


if ur only using a 8" sub u would be fine w/ 1/2" and i would use oak

evo2k3
02-08-2003, 09:34 PM
a sheet of mdf is cheaper than the exact amoun you need of oak -- look around at the store, mdf is commonly used for shelves as well and comes on 2-4 * 4 foot sheets at most places (ie home depot, lowes ect...)

ss3079
02-09-2003, 02:27 PM
Originally posted by evo2k3
a sheet of mdf is cheaper than the exact amoun you need of oak -- look around at the store, mdf is commonly used for shelves as well and comes on 2-4 * 4 foot sheets at most places (ie home depot, lowes ect...)

This is what I would do.

But for an 8" with only 150w RMS, the Birch or Oak paneling would work also.

- Steve