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ledzeppac
09-03-2007, 06:35 PM
Can I use 1/2 inch instead of 3/4th?

Its just going to be 12 x 12 ish for a single ten.

jmanpc
09-03-2007, 06:37 PM
as long as its no high end 10 with hundreds of watts, you'll be fine.

Rich B
09-03-2007, 06:39 PM
as long as its no high end 10 with hundreds of watts, you'll be fine.


Or you can get away with it if you brace it internally.

innsanes
09-03-2007, 06:40 PM
as long there are sum bracing and the sub not being a high excursion sub.

ledzeppac
09-03-2007, 08:45 PM
ok thank you. its just a kicker compvr powered by an Alpine mono block 400 series. Nothing crazy. thank you

Skip01
09-03-2007, 09:15 PM
Is 3/4" that expensive?

Its like 6 bucks for the small sheets

Mystic Knight
09-03-2007, 09:46 PM
Is 3/4" that expensive?

Its like 6 bucks for the small sheets

I thought the same thing. But then I thought back to high school when I was broke as hell. If I had some 1/2" around I might have used it then too. If you're buying a new sheet of wood just go for the 3/4" and spend a few extra bucks.

adas
09-03-2007, 10:32 PM
but then you also save some space with 1/2" on each side so he can have a smaller box. If it's that small of box, 1 brace, if any, are needed.

Skip01
09-03-2007, 11:19 PM
but then you also save some space with 1/2" on each side so he can have a smaller box. If it's that small of box, 1 brace, if any, are needed.

haha...with a 12x12x12 box im sure the 1/4" hes saving isnt gonna matter

mazdakid
09-03-2007, 11:20 PM
maybe hes a racer and wants it to be light

adas
09-03-2007, 11:41 PM
haha...with a 12x12x12 box im sure the 1/4" hes saving isnt gonna mattermaybe he drives a Yaris, or a smart car?:D

Just one reason to, that and saving a few pounds. No reason to use thicker wood if the 1/2" won't flex! :)

ledzeppac
09-04-2007, 01:31 AM
Its going in the back of my Grand National. Weight isnt an issue, but I bought 1/2 a couple weeks ago without re-looking to see what size I needed. I might just use the 1/2 to build and amp rack and buy 3/4 for the box.

How would I brace it if I did use the 1/2?

thanks guys

Buckshot
09-04-2007, 02:48 AM
Its going in the back of my Grand National. Weight isnt an issue, but I bought 1/2 a couple weeks ago without re-looking to see what size I needed. I might just use the 1/2 to build and amp rack and buy 3/4 for the box.

How would I brace it if I did use the 1/2?

thanks guys

There are a few ways to efficiently brace a box for less flex.

1. Dowells. Use dowell rods to make cross braces, glue each and screw each end with one screw. Use multiple dowells in multiple directions to make the most efficient bracing.

2. Strips of wood. The same way you would use dowells.

3. All-Thread. A piece of threaded steel rod that you would run through the box and use nuts and washers to control the flex.

Hope this sheds some light on your situation.

Trixter
09-04-2007, 03:00 PM
coat the inside with fiberglas resin....won't have to worry about $#!t

Skip01
09-04-2007, 08:39 PM
There are a few ways to efficiently brace a box for less flex.

1. Dowells. Use dowell rods to make cross braces, glue each and screw each end with one screw. Use multiple dowells in multiple directions to make the most efficient bracing.

2. Strips of wood. The same way you would use dowells.

3. All-Thread. A piece of threaded steel rod that you would run through the box and use nuts and washers to control the flex.

Hope this sheds some light on your situation.

If he puts any of those in a 1/2" box ill just bust out laughing
:laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:

Can you imagine all-thread being used in a 1/2" box....that would be hilarious

mazdakid
09-04-2007, 09:14 PM
coat the inside with fiberglas resin....won't have to worry about $#!t

i think that would make it weigh just as much as a 3/4" box

Trixter
09-05-2007, 02:31 PM
i think that would make it weigh just as much as a 3/4" box

maybe...so what? so would all the other bracing methods that were mentioned.

vitveet
09-05-2007, 11:06 PM
for the size of your enclosure and the sub that's going in it, 1/2" mdf is fine. I'd highly suggest you do a 1" face/baffle though (2 pieces of 1/2" mdf). Good luck with it!

V.

Forsaken99
09-05-2007, 11:36 PM
i think that would make it weigh just as much as a 3/4" box
He already said weight isnt an issue.

mazdakid
09-06-2007, 02:26 AM
ya i guess i didnt see that 1/2" is what he already bought