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jester king
06-10-2007, 01:46 PM
ok I have been looking at near by stores for MDF and they do not carry it, the closest menards or lowes is about 30 miles+ away and you know how gas is, so I am looking into other options, what else(more common) would work just as well as MDF for making a box

skadude016
06-10-2007, 01:51 PM
birch. or you could use plywood..... :crap:

phantom240
06-10-2007, 01:54 PM
birch or marine grade plywood.

bonesninja
06-10-2007, 02:02 PM
how big of a box? For smaller boxes, i've used particle board or subflooring before and it worked just fine. Most people here will tell you to stay away from tho. I built one of my friends a 3 cube sealed box out of subflooring almost 8 years ago and he still pounds with it today

jester king
06-10-2007, 02:04 PM
sofar I'm seeing mostly birch, umm... them box is going to be a dual chamber about 1 cube each chamber, sealed

bonesninja
06-10-2007, 02:08 PM
sofar I'm seeing mostly birch, umm... them box is going to be a dual chamber about 1 cube each chamber, sealed

you can easily get away with subflooring if you see fit...its very cheap and work well. let the rest of the guys flame on

phantom240
06-10-2007, 02:28 PM
Its not that it "won't work"... its just that its physical properties make it less desirable for most boxes (i.e. density, resonance, ease of use). Hell, if you felt like it, you could bond together multiple layers of cardboard to use as sides to the enclosure.

bonesninja
06-10-2007, 02:30 PM
Its not that it "won't work"... its just that its physical properties make it less desirable for most boxes (i.e. density, resonance, ease of use). Hell, if you felt like it, you could bond together multiple layers of cardboard to use as sides to the enclosure.

i didn't say that it will "work" i said it will work well...i agree that anything will "work". I simply offered him an opinion, and based on my experience it works well in small applications. 1 cube per side is indeed small to me.

jester king
06-10-2007, 02:35 PM
also does anyone know a good site where I can design a dual chamber box, I'm using the RE enclosure site but it wont let me put in the divider, any options

bonesninja
06-10-2007, 02:39 PM
hell i can help you with that...what are your dimensions/limitations on where its going to fit and what subs and how much net space you need?

phantom240
06-10-2007, 02:40 PM
i didn't say that it will "work" i said it will work well...i agree that anything will "work". I simply offered him an opinion, and based on my experience it works well in small applications. 1 cube per side is indeed small to me.

Yeah, with small enclosures you can pretty much get away with murder. But I was explaining to him and the rest of the forum what Ive been told about box building.


And :fyi: (to everyone else) the info I posted above is mostly true for larger boxes, where the weight and stiffness of the wood is vital to the enclosure.

bonesninja
06-10-2007, 02:41 PM
Yeah, with small enclosures you can pretty much get away with murder. But I was explaining to him and the rest of the forum what Ive been told about box building.


And :fyi: (to everyone else) the info I posted above is mostly true for larger boxes, where the weight and stiffness of the wood is vital to the enclosure.

absolutely

jester king
06-10-2007, 02:46 PM
hell i can help you with that...what are your dimensions/limitations on where its going to fit and what subs and how much net space you need?

ok dude, I'll give you dimmensions, Height 10", width 30", and depth 15", the total cubes should be 2.11 I need a divider right in the midle, but thanks

bonesninja
06-10-2007, 02:50 PM
ok dude, I'll give you dimmensions, Height 10", width 30", and depth 15", the total cubes should be 2.11 I need a divider right in the midle, but thanks

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bonesninja
06-10-2007, 02:53 PM
with those outside dimensions, not even considering sub displacement, using 3/4" wood....you can only get 0.921 per chamber. Gonna need more space to net 2.11^3

bonesninja
06-10-2007, 02:58 PM
looks like to keep the 10" and the 15" you would need to go 36.375 wide, giving about .100 displace per sub this would give you 2.1 net after subs.

so 10'' x 36 3/8" x 15" just mark off the halfway mark and do your divider for seperate chambers

hempy
06-10-2007, 02:59 PM
Considering how much cabinet grade (let alone marine grade ply) costs, you'll probably save money going the 30 miles to get the mdf.

jester king
06-10-2007, 02:59 PM
I'm inverting the subs, so I dont need to wory about displacement, and I'll be using 5/8 inch wood, and as long as the box is around 1 cube per chamber then its all good

bonesninja
06-10-2007, 03:07 PM
ok then right around 10" x 32" x 15" this will put you real close just mark off halfway and put your divider and your good